In today’s competitive job market, international students face unique challenges when it comes to securing employment opportunities before graduation. However, amidst these challenges lies a powerful tool that can unlock doors to success: find a career coach
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:
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dear Coach Kwan, I am an incoming international student who is trying to decide what career path to take. A lot of my friends are going down the track of “data professional”, and they claim that this is a sure way for them to land a job after graduation. Is this true? Should I pursue […]
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 […]