The X-Culture Project is an excellent platform for professional and personal networking and growth. We offer many opportunities to get involved.
Please note, we generally do not offer jobs as in “you do the job and we pay you for it”. Some positions can eventually lead to earnings. But this is not why people get involved with X-Culture.
We offer opportunities to try new things. Gain international, managerial, and academic experience. Meet new people. Find future co-authors and business partners. Academic advisers and graduate assistants. Maybe even use X-Culture to jump-start your own business.
And sometimes we simply need help.
Below is a list of positions, tasks, and programs where you can apply and multiply your skills and talents.
And help us make the world a better place.
- X-Culture Coaching Program
Former X-Culture students can gain further cross-cultural and teamwork experience and, most importantly, unique managerial experience by becoming a coach and mentor for the new generation of X-Culture students.
The program components include:
(1) Theory training in coaching, cross-cultural team dynamics, conflict resolution, virtual collaboration, business consulting, and more
(2) 14-week practical training (contingent upon successful completion of the theory test).
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- X-Culture Alumni Association
A platform that allows you to interact and collaborate with other former X-Culture participants,
get involved in numerous programs and activities organized by the Association members,
or launch your own programs and initiatives.
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- X-Culture Research Incubator
Research is a big part of X-Culture. We are collecting tons of data and working on numerous studies.
If you have interesting ideas for new studies or would like to get involved as a co-author or research assistant in one of our ongoing studies, you are most welcome to do so.
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- Business Partner Liaison
If you know of any companies that have an interesting product/service and might be interested in partnering up with , let us know.
We are particularly interested in medium-size companies that are already doing well in their home market and are ready to expand into new countries – just need help with developing the market expansion strategy.
Depending on your time availability, you can either only connect X-Culture with the company, or serve as a s business partner liaison and help with developing the challenge instructions, webinars, business leads and more.
It could be a wonderful opportunity for you to help the company and earn the respect of their management, while gaining new business experience and connections.
further details here or contact us directly to discuss your business partner suggestions.
- X-Culture Talk Producer and Host
Ever wanted to be a TV-show producer and a journalist?
X-Culture has a long tradition of organizing webinars with company owners and CEOs of our partner companies. Those discussions often venture into topics not directly related to X-Culture. Our guests share their experience and wisdom, life lessons, and more.
We would like to expand the list of topics we cover in X-Culture webinars. Of particular interest are controversial international business issues, insider tips and views, useful facts, stories, theories and concepts.
If you know interesting people who are experts or have unique experiences in these areas, invite them as X-Culture Webinar speakers. Better yet, consider organizing and hosting the webinar.
Contact us with your proposed topic and speaker ideas and we’ll help you from there.
Webinar collection here.
- X-Culture Blogging Platform Manager
Many X-Culture instructors have asked their students to blog about their X-Culture experience – and it worked very well!
We would like to provide an opportunity to everyone (students, instructors, companies) to blog about their X-Culture experiences.
We can add blogging functionality to our website, but we need a person who can help set up and manage this program, moderate the posts if needed, encourage the project participants to blog, promote the most interesting blogs, etc.
This job requires a huge responsibility and skills, but it can also be very rewarding in many ways. Not to mention unlimited opportunities for experimentation and creativity and a very impressive line on your resume.
icon-envelope Submit your vision for the X-Culture Blog program to be considered for the position.
- X-Culture Discussion Board Manager
There have been many requests for an X-Culture Discussion Board where students and instructors could ask questions, provide answers, and interact otherwise about all kinds of issues related to the project, research, and more.
We are looking for a person who could help with setting up a discussion platform (our IT person can do the technical stuff, but he needs guidance), then manage the discussions, organize the archives, moderate the comments if needed, etc.
This job requires some special skills and responsibility, but it can also be very rewarding in many ways. You will have ample opportunities to test your creative ideas and add a very impressive line on your resume.
icon-envelope Submit your proposed strategy for the X-Culture Discussion Board to be considered for the position.
- Voice Actor
Do you have a pleasant voice and excellent diction?
We’re creating a collection of instructional and promotional videos and can always use help of people who can help us voice these materials. Basically we need people with good diction and pronunciation who can help us prepare voice-over sound files.
It’s not quite a part in a major studio movie, but could still be a lot of fun.
icon-envelope Submit a one-minute sample audio file to be considered for the position – any text will do.
- Grants and Funding Officer
We’ve received several research grants in the past that allowed us to hire help and conduct research around X-Culture. There are various research, collaboration, travel, social, awards, prizes, and other sources of funding that X-Culture would be a perfect candidate for – we just don’t know about them.
The Grant/Funding Officer’s job would be to seek out such opportunities, prepare applications, and provide other assistance towards obtaining the funding.
This particular position can actually have a monetary compensation based on the percent of the fudging obtained.
icon-envelope Submit your funding strategy proposal to be considered for the position – or just share grant opportunity leads.
- Graphic Designer
All X-Culture materials are rather primitive in terms of their design.
All our documents are a plain Word file, maybe with a logo and page number.
It would be nice to give these materials a more professional look.
We especially need help with designing an X-Culture stationary and an X-Culture themed slides template, and possibly update our website look.
This position will provide unlimited opportunities for creativity and a new page to your portfolio.
icon-envelope Send in your design ideas and we’ll see how we can collaborate – possibly on a permanent paid basis.
- Business Report Analyst
Every semester we receive about 1,000 business proposals. 50 to 150 per client. The reports are long and detailed. It is a lot of information to process and make sense of.
We are looking for talented people with analytic skills who can review and integrate the many reports. The goal is to present a neat executive summary of each of the proposal batches.
This could be an intellectually demanding task, but you will also get to review a large number of business proposals and interesting ideas. It will also be a good exercise in data processing and analysis – and a very impressive line on your resume.
icon-envelope Request a job sample to test your analytic skills – you’ll get the job if you pass the test.
Most of our materials are prepared by non-native English speakers and contain numerous typos, poor wording, redundancies and inefficiencies.
We really need help of a person who can regularly review our documents and webpages and correct the language and formatting.
The job could also involve checking the X-Culture website for structural integrity, link functionality, etc.
Don’t want to take on this task on a permanent basis, but see a typo on our website? Let us know. Even a single correction would be hugely appreciated.
icon-envelope Send in your corrections for one of our webpages to be considered for the position.
- Training Course Developer
We would like to develop a series of training courses that could be offered for free to our students, coaches, and instructors. We are also considering a course-for-fee option for everyone else.
If any of these courses were to be offered for a fee, the course developer would be offered a significant portion of the revenue.Courses within the following areas are of most interest, but other suggestions are most welcome:- Global Virtual Teams: courses on cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, coordination and leadership, online collaboration tools, etc.
– Business Consulting: the origins and evolution of the consulting profession, client-consultant communication, client analysis, organizational change, problem solving, creativity, idea presentation, etc.
– Business Writing: effective written communication, effective report formatting, referencing styles, use of graphs and figures in business documents, etc.
– Country Guides: culture, economy, institutions, trade regulations, and other interesting things about the countries that take part in X-Culture. Possibly also more on expatriation to and operation in those countries, which could be of particular interest to our clients if they were to expand there, or our students if they ever wanted to visit the country or take a job there.
– International Business: general topics in IB, from market analysis and selection, to market entry mode, international strategy, marketing, HR, logistics, finance, etc.
– Coaching: coaching a team, effective feedback giving,The courses could be small or big, although many smaller modules are preferred to one large course.
This could be a great service for the community and a source of significant revenue for the course developers and X-Culture.