Recap: International Student Career Success Series

This past week, students participated in workshops that were focused on searching for jobs and internships in the US.  Over the course of three days, students attended virtual events aimed at helping them with networking and communication with employers, attending a virtual job and internship fair, applying for CPT, and creating a US-Style Resume. The great news is that all of these programs were recorded and are now available for you to watch on-demand! Visit this page to access the International Student Career Success Series workshop recordings. Below are detailed descriptions of each program: 

Networking and Communicating with Employers at the Job and Internship Fair: This session reviewed the skills you must demonstrate to employers at the job and internship fair as well as the expectations of those employers.  Watch this recording to review and practice strategies that can be used to enhance your networking at the Job and Internship Fair, including the 30-second pitch.

How to get your CPT ASAP: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an off-campus employment authorization for international students in F-1 status. It allows students to do an internship, or have other temporary employment, for experience that is directly related to their program of study.  Learn the regulations governing CPT and when it can be used. You will also learn what you need to do to submit a successful application! This workshop was led by an advisor from International Student and Scholar Services.

Creating a US-Style Resume: In this program you will learn the necessary components of a strong US-style resume for students in all majors, as well as technical and engineering-related career paths. Topics covered include formatting, appropriate resume section headings, the concept of using action verbs to highlight skills, and common differences between US documents and other countries’ resume/CV.

For regular updates about events, resources, articles, and job and internship opportunities for international students, check out the International Student affinity group page

Another great resource you should use for the job and internship search is Interstride. View the Interstride tutorial in the Fleishman Center video library to learn more about how this resource can help you build your network, find employers connected to H1B, CPT, and OPT, and apply for positions, all from the mobile app, or on your computer! 


By Erica Kryst, PhD
Erica Kryst, PhD Senior Associate Director, Career Experiences and Education