What To Do When Your 90-Day OPT Unemployment Is Running Out

Dear Coach Kwan, HELP! I am now nearing the end of the 90-day unemployment period of my OPT. Unfortunately, I have not found employment yet. I am not ready to go back home just yet—what should I do? Best, A panicking unemployed international student I get a lot of messages from international students such as […]

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 […]

A Checklist to Help You Convert an Internship to a Full-time Job

converting internships to full time jobs

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 First, congratulations […]

Career Fair Prep: How To Research A Company

Dear Coach Kwan, As career fair season quickly approaches, I am starting to get nervous about how to approach it. I understand that it is a great opportunity for me and I think I know how I should act during the fair but how should I prepare for it beforehand? Sincerely, A slightly-but-actually-very-nervous international student […]