Get Ready for Your Next Career Fairs
As an international student, attending a career fair can be both exciting and intimidating. To make the most out of the experience, it’s important to prepare in advance. Here are some tips to help you get ready:
Questions International Students Should (and Should Not) Ask at Career Fairs
While it’s important to ask questions to learn more about the company and opportunities available, there are certain questions that should be avoided. These include asking about visa sponsorship, asking what the company has for you, and asking what the company does without doing your own research beforehand.
Find a Summer Internship in 60 Days as an International Student
As an international student studying in the United States, you are likely looking for ways to gain experience, build your resume, and make connections in your field. One great way to achieve all of these goals is through a summer internship. However, finding the right internship can be a challenge, especially for international students who face unique obstacles.
What To Do When Your 90-Day OPT Unemployment Is Running Out
Five Steps To Take If You Are Unemployed Under Optional Practical Training (OPT) I get a lot of messages from international students such as the one above as their 90-day OPT unemployment allowance period comes to an end. Many new graduates hoped that three months would be enough time to secure a job offer. Unfortunately, […]
Navigating Job Searches On the Great Tech Layoffs of 2022
How can you navigate job search nuances as an international student during the massive tech layoffs. Find out more in this blog
Applying and Awaiting for my OPT
Post-completion Optical Practical Training (OPT) allows international students to work on their F1 visa status after graduation. Depending on the degree, this period can be from one to three years. This article will be exploring one international student’s process of applying for her OPT. We encourage you to follow her tips and tricks in addition to doing your own research.
Resources To Support Ukrainian International Students
There were 1,739 students from Ukraine in the U.S. for the 2020–21 academic year, according to the Open Doors Report. Some of them may be close to the end of their program of study or OPT, and they are not able to return to their home country during the Russian invasion.
International Students’ Stories: Career Fair Strategy
Even before coming to the U.S., I asked myself: what is in store for me beyond graduation? If I graduate and then go back home to work, will what I have learned academically in the U.S. be applicable at all?
5 Steps to a Successful Informational Interview
I feel like I’m doing something wrong when I try to network. I’ve asked my professor to connect me with a few professionals in his network. When I got on a call with those professionals and asked if they can refer me to the company, they all said that they would keep an eye out for me. Unfortunately, I never hear anything back. What is your advice for my situation?
3 Steps to Getting Referrals from Your Connections
Dear Coach Kwan, This pandemic has made job searching so competitive. I am so torn by online job applications that don’t yield results. You taught us about building meaningful connections with US professionals, and you advised we should not ask for jobs right away when connecting with people. I try to follow your advice, but […]