Get Ready for Your Next Career Fairs

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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

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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

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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.

True Stories: Turning Job [Rejections] Into Job [Offers]

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Hear the journeys of three international job candidates who overcame barriers and landed their dream jobs in the US. By Amanda Rosenberg There is a clear disparity that international students and immigrants in the US face when finding jobs. From lacking knowledge on the US job system to work permits (CPT/OPT/H-1B) to not having professional […]

Virtual Career Fairs: Three Tips for Success

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Dear Coach Kwan, I never find career fairs helpful for me, as I hardly get to meet with companies who want to sponsor me. However, my career advisors advised me to attend, and I wanted to give it a try. Since everything is still happening virtually because of the pandemic, I’m not sure how to […]

Is Job Hunting Really a Numbers Game?

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Dear Coach Kwan, I am an international student who is actively job hunting. I hear from so many of my peers that they have been sending out dozens of applications each day. This is very discouraging since I know that most of them have sent out hundreds of applications to no avail. Is it strategically […]

[Five Tips] to Convert an Internship to a [Full-time Job]

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Dear Coach Kwan, I’ve recently started an internship at a company that I really like and I love working with this team! I was hoping you could provide some tips on how to improve my chances of landing a full-time position after this internship. Can you help? Sincerely, A highly determined international student Creating Your […]

10 Things to Remember When Searching for Jobs in the First Quarter of 2021

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Dear Coach Kwan, I feel like 2020 was a really difficult and unstable year for jobs. What should I be aware of this year to help me be prepared? A Soon-to-be Graduate International Student First of all, I’m so proud of you for making it through this unprecedented year! I know many of you are […]