International Students - Career Center Workshops & Programs
The Career Center offers specialized programs designed to meet the unique needs and concerns of international students in 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 2019 Schedule:
International Students Career Conference
Friday, September 13, 1:00 - 4:30 PM, Career Center - Gold & Blue Room. RSVP here
The goal of this event is to help international students get ready and make optimal use of the 2019-2020 recruiting season! International students of all majors and degree levels are invited. Snacks will be provided.
Agenda: How to conduct job/internship search in the US: Success story panel (1:00 - 2:15PM)
1-1:15pm: Introduction to overall job search process and Career Center's resources and services for int'l students
1:15-2:15pm: A panel of employers, international alumni, and upperclassmen with successful careers search experience will share their insights and practical tips for landing valuable work experience in the US and beyond.
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Engage with Employers: Strategies for career fairs and employer on-campus events (2:30 - 3:15 pm)
Learn from the employer and the Int'l Student Career Counselor about:
1. How to introduce yourself and talk about your experience/skills with employers
2. What questions to ask
3. Do's and Don'ts when interacting with employers,
4. How to handle the conversation with employers about work authorization status, and 5. How to follow up
-- 15-min BREAK--
Get ready your branding tools: LinkedIn, resume, and cover letter (3:30 -4:15 pm)
Learn from the LinkedIn campus ambassador about:
1. How to write up the Headline and About sections of LinkedIn profile (guidelines and good examples)
2. How to layout your experience and skills on LinkedIn
3. Strategies in using LinkedIn for networking: where to find the people resource, how to draft the outreach message, how to follow up and manage the connections.
Q&A and Wrap up (4:15-4:30 pm)
International Students: Graduate and Professional School Application Strategy Panel
Tuesday, Step 24, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Career Center Gold Room. RSVP here
Join the panel of admission professionals and international students who have experience researching and applying for grad/professinoal programs to learn about
1. The admission standards of different graduate or professinonal programs,
2. Top qualities the grad/professional programs are looking for when selecting candidates,
3. Timeline of grad school research, application and test taking,
4. Resources to research and identify good-fit programs
5. Strategies in application.
Job Search Strategy for CED International Students
Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, 305 Wurster Hall. RSVP here
This program will feature the following:
• an introduction to the overall job/internship search process -- recruiting timeline, application materials (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, portfolio), and job/internship search resources
• attention to international students’ special concerns -- reality check about the job market for international student CED majors (based on BIO data), how to find international friendly hiring employers, how to talk with employers about visa sponsorship, and potential backup plans
• a panel of international student alumni and employers who will share their experiences and internship and job search strategies and tips.
H1B Information Session with Immigration Attorney from Ware Immigration
Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Career Center Blue & Gold Room. RSVP here
H1B is the principal immigration status available for persons temporarily working in professional level jobs in the US. As an int'l student, it is critical for you to be familiar with the H1B regulations early in your career so you can stay informed and plan ahead!
We will have immigration law attorney from Ware Immigration explain to you the definition of H1B visa category, the application process, the cap and lottery, and factors and special cases you should take into consideration. Detailed information includes:
1. H1B visa basics: eligibility, requirements, and application process
2. The trend and current statistics about H1B cap and lottery
3. The roles and obligations of employers in H1B sponsorship
4. H Alternatives
5. Employers’ Misconceptions about H1B
6. Routes to Permanent Residence
Q&A will be included to answer your specific questions.
We look forward to seeing you at the events!