June 2016 Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

I'm pleased to announce that I will lead a Strategic Recruitment Retreat (SRR) in Phan Thiết, Vietnam from 17-19 June for colleagues whose institutions have targeted Vietnam as a high recruitment priority.  The purpose of the retreat is to give them the tools they need in terms of knowledge, insights and strategy in order to … Continue reading June 2016 Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

Vietnamese student numbers growing in the US

Below is an excerpt from my recent University World News (UWN) article.  Follow this link to read the article in its entirety. MAA There are currently 1.2 million international students studying in the United States, nearly 75% of whom are enrolled in bachelor, masters or doctoral programmes. California, New York and Texas enrol 36% of … Continue reading Vietnamese student numbers growing in the US

“Young, educated, unemployed: Vietnamese graduates struggle to find jobs”

“How can I have experience just after graduating from university? No firm wants to recruit an employee with little experience like me,” Nguyen Thuy Hang, 22, said while looking for accounting jobs on a jobs site. The Hanoi National Economics University graduate has sent out CVs to dozens of local and foreign-owned companies, but only … Continue reading “Young, educated, unemployed: Vietnamese graduates struggle to find jobs”

Vietnam Remittances Top $12 Billion in 2015; OV Investment Nearly $9 Billion

Last year, Vietnam received $12.3 billion in remittances, according to the World Bank, 57% of which came from the US.  This money is used for a variety of purposes, including investment in new businesses.  Another use is simply to convert dollars to VND and park the money in a savings account in order to earn … Continue reading Vietnam Remittances Top $12 Billion in 2015; OV Investment Nearly $9 Billion

USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

Ranks 6th Among All Sending Countries As I predicted earlier this year, Vietnam has surpassed Japan in total enrollment in the US, most of it in higher education.  It recorded an astounding 18.9% increase from July 2015, the third highest after India (20.7%) and China (19.4%), according to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers quarterly … Continue reading USA is Once Again the World’s Leading Host of Vietnamese Students; Ranks 6th Overall

“Advanced degrees not a guarantee of employment in Vietnam”

Vietnam had 10.7 million trained workers (who have short-term training certificates, finish intermediate school, junior college and have bachelor’s and master’s degrees) which accounted for 20 percent of the labor force. Of these, 4.47 million have a higher education level. Like many other countries, including the US, Vietnam is afflicted with the disease of credentialism.  … Continue reading “Advanced degrees not a guarantee of employment in Vietnam”