International Students - Career Center Workshops & Programs

The Career Counselor for International Students offers specialized programs designed to meet the unique concerns of international students on career, job and internship search process. International students are encouraged to attend these events as a supplement to the events related to their career field(s) of interest.

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Fall 2017 Schedule:

Aug 28


Fall Recruiting Kickoff for International Students

6:00PM - 7:00PM, Gold & Blue Room, Career Center   

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This workshop is aimed to provide you with the resources and advice you need to get ready for Fall recruiting! We will tackle all the topics with a focus on the unique needs of int’l students.

Aug 30


International Students: Getting Noticed at a Career Fair 

6:00 PM -7:00PM, Gold & Blue Room, Career Center   

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The Cal Career Fair (Sept 12-14) and several other fairs are happening in September! International students should come to this session to learn:

  • How to prepare for Career Fairs
  • Advice on your elevator pitch
  • What kinds of questions to ask employers
  • How to engage employers with “small talk”
  • The Do’s and Don’ts when interacting with employers, and
  • How these interactions can lead to interviews and potential offers 
Sept 19


International Students: On-campus Job Search Panel 

4:00 PM -5:00PM, Gold Room, Career Center    

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Looking for a job on campus but not sure where to start? A panel of current international students will share their tips and strategies. We will also discuss how to sell your past on-campus jobs to the next job/internship you will pursue on resume, in interviewing or networking. 

Oct 14


International Students Career Conference

12:30 PM – 5:00PM, Gold & Blue Room, Career Center    

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International students of all majors and degree levels are invited to the International Students Career Conference, a half-day career event with sessions tailored for international students.

Conference Schedule:

12:30 -12:35pm -- Welcome and Opening 

12:45- 1:45pm -- Concurrent Sessions, Series1 (choose one):

 a) International Student Job/Internship Search Success Panel – How we did it!

 b) Preparing for Graduate School

2:00-3:00pm -- Concurrent Sessions, Series 2 (choose one):

 a) Nail the networking

 b) F, J Work Permit Options and Handling Topic with Employers

3:30-5:00pm: Int'l Student Alumni Networking

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Nov 2


Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: Joining the Immigration Attorney to Learn the Ins and Outs of H1B Job Visa and other Post Graduation Employment Options

6:00-8:00PM, Gold & Blue Room, Career Center    

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The immigration law attorney from Ware Immigration will explain the details about H1B job visa and factors and special cases you should take into consideration when planning your professional career. Detailed information includes:

  • H1B visa basics: eligibility, application timeline, documents and fee
  • The trend and current statistics about H1B cap and lottery
  • The roles and obligations of employers in H1B sponsorship
  • Employers’ Misconceptions about H1B
  • H Alternatives
  • Routes to Permanent Residence

International alumni with success stories of securing job offers and H1B sponsorship will share their experience and insights.