International Student Career Success Week

Fall International Student Career Success Series: Sept. 14-16, 2022

Every semester, the Fleishman Center works with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Watson Career and Alumni Connections to offer career-related programs specifically for international students. All international students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please register in advance on hireBING for all events you plan to attend. If you plan to attend virtually, please also register for the Zoom using the link provided in the event description on hireBING.

Building connections and managing the U.S. job search

Wednesday, Sept. 14  | Noon  | UU-133A and live on Zoom

This session will review the skills you must demonstrate to employers at events such as the Job and Internship Fair as well as the expectations of those employers. This workshop will help you build your confidence, create a positive first impression, bond with recruiters and employers, and most of all, make them remember you. We will review and practice strategies that can be used to enhance your networking at the Job and Internship Fair, including the 30-second commercial. We will also cover how to search for job opportunities in the U.S and provide tips on managing that process, as well as helpful resources you can use with a career consultant from the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development. 

Creating U.S.-style resumes and cover letters

Thursday, Sept. 15  | Noon  | UU-133A and live on Zoom

Learn the necessary components of a strong U.S-style resume and cover letter for students in all majors, including finance, technical and engineering-related career paths. Topics to be covered include formatting, the concept of using action verbs to highlight skills, tailoring your documents to fit a specific role, and how to make your documents stand out in the U.S. job search. This workshop will be led by a professional staff member from the Watson Career and Alumni Connections office.

Interviews: answering the most common questions

Thursday, Sept. 15  | 4 – 5 p.m.  | UU-133A and live on Zoom

Interviews can be both intimidating and tricky to master. Come learn how to answer the five most commonly asked questions as well as tips for answering behavioral questions. Then, you will have the chance to practice your responses with our team and fellow participants.

How to get your CPT ASAP

Friday, Sept. 16  | Noon  | UU-133A and live on Zoom

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an off-campus employment authorization for international students in F-1 status. It allows students to complete an internship or obtain other temporary employment for experience that is directly related to their program of study. Come to this workshop to 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 will be led by an advisor from International Student and Scholar Services.


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