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International Student Career Workshop Series

  1. 1. Fall & Spring Workshop Series Presentation
  2. 2. Fall Series- Resume Writing <ul><li>The Resume Writing workshop will discuss the main elements of the U.S. resume including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formatting & Appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And additional components including skills, professional memberships, leadership activities, and honors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Page </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Fall Series-Resume Writing <ul><li>Instructions will be given on items ranging from proper font size & style to the correct resume paper to use in the U.S. job market. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be shown how to highlight their skills such as foreign language, computer proficiencies and additional components like industry specific associations </li></ul><ul><li>Students will receive resume critiques from employers and participating staff </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fall Series- Resume Writing <ul><li>International students will also receive a presentation from the mental health counselor on cultural awareness topics to help them when composing their resume such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing a frame of reference when writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizing strong English skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring their resume is free of grammatical and spelling errors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding the use of awkward language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have final resume reviewed by Career Counselor and ask for explanations about any changes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Fall Series- Resume Writing <ul><li>Additional topics the mental health counselor will discuss during cultural awareness segment </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Resume vs. International CV </li></ul><ul><li>Resume : Chronological order, relevant jobs, education, skills, accomplishments, generally 1-page in length, does NOT include personal information like age, marital status, religion, and less frequently includes military service </li></ul><ul><li>CV : Explains academic, formal work experience, certifications, sometimes 2-pages + in length, often mentions military service </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop planning in progress, content may change </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fall Series-Plan for the Interview <ul><li>Plan for the Interview workshop will discuss the main elements of the U.S interview like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Purpose of the Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Attire for Men & Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to Avoid in General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During the Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After the Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Fall Series-Plan for the Interview <ul><li>Types of Interviews: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Screening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panel/Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch/Dinner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Types of Questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-ended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proven successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-beat </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Fall Series-Plan for the Interview <ul><li>In general, avoid: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrinkled, dirty or ill-fitting clothing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revealing clothes (plunging necklines, exposed midriffs, and skirts above the knee when sitting) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive jewelry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visible tattoos or piercings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive cologne or perfume </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Fall Series-Plan for the Interview <ul><li>International students will also receive a presentation from the mental health counselor on cultural awareness topics to help them when preparing for their U.S. interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization of thoughts first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slowing down speaking speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be embarrassed to ask the recruiter to repeat or confirm the question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice rearticulating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule a mock interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t offer information </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Fall Series-Plan for the Interview <ul><li>Additional topics the mental health counselor will discuss during cultural awareness segment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. interviews and concept of “Self-Promotion” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping an open mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time management (punctuality) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining good eye contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal space </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Fall Series-Plan for the Interview <ul><li>What to expect on the U.S. interview… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being late will be a problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye contact shows interest and confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YOU will do most of the talking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age, race, marital status and religion are illegal questions and should not be discussed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote your skills and accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the employer ahead of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptable to ask when you will hear back from the employer </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Fall Series-”Employer Do’s & Don’ts” <ul><li>The “Employer Do’s & Don’ts” workshop will be broken down into three main segments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40 minute Employer Panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30-40 minute Open-Forum Student Q&A Session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking Session </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fifteen employers, who hire international students, were invited to attend the workshop panel. An e-mail and follow-up phone call was made to ensure they were attending the event. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Fall Series-”Employer Do’s & Don’ts <ul><li>Panel: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruiters from each employer will give real life examples and “Do’s” and “Don’ts” tips from various categories pertaining to international students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There will be a power point with a general guide of the following areas: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application Mistakes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interview Mistakes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resume/Cover Letter Mistakes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous including physical appearance, interpersonal & communication skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career Fair & Networking </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Fall Series-”Employer Do’s & Don’ts <ul><li>Open-Forum Q&A Session: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can ask specific questions regarding the material presented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff will have a list of questions prepared by the recruiters to ask to complement student questions </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Fall Series-”Employer Do’s & Don’ts <ul><li>Networking Session: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tables and corresponding name tag will be set up for each participating employer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will get the opportunity to practice what they learned in all the workshops to this point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students learn true networking skills by meeting with real-life U.S. recruiters and making first impressions </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Fall Series-”Employer Do’s & Don’ts <ul><li>Participating Employers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State Farm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D Consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boeing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disney </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>The Employment Workshop will discuss these elements of U.S. immigration including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On Campus Employment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Off Campus Employment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curricular Optional Training (C.P.T.) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Hardship </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optional Practical Training (O.P.T.) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>O.P.T. Extenstion </li></ul><ul><li>H1B Cap Gap </li></ul><ul><li>Career Related Resources Available </li></ul>
  18. 18. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>For immigration purposes employment is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work performed in exchange for money, tuition, books, fees or other benefits like room and board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer work is now included in the definition of employment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Types of employment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C.P.T., Severe Economic Hardship, O.P.T. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>On-Campus Employment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is Eligible to Work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not related to major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Authorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F/T enrollment </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>Off Campus employment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of C.P.T., Application Process, Summer/Fall Start Dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internships, Co-op, Work Study, Practicum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related to Major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F/T Enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost/Credit Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students Currently Employed </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>C.P.T. is comparable to Experiential Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize the importance of Experiential learning by providing important facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21,000 students participated last year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service-Learning 11,000 + </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-ops ($$) 3,300 + </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships ($) 6,700 + </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students with experience are 3 times more successful at entering their chosen profession! </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>Experiential learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directions to Apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with Experiential Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Locations </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>Off Campus Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Resources to find positions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internship Coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Search </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>Severe Economic Hardship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major can be unrelated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorization (DHS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$340 Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need Employment Authorization Card </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>Optional Practical Training (O.P.T.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is O.P.T. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related to the Major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P/T or F/T Enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$340 Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time limits </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>O.P.T. Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required Items to Apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer/Fall Start Dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary Items While on O.P.T. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting Requirements While on O.P.T. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited Period of Unemployment While on O.P.T. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 Days After O.P.T. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerns While on O.P.T. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 Month O.P.T. Extension </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>Review of E-Verify System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet-based computer application system used to verify new employees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review of O.P.T. extension process & reporting requirements while on O.P.T. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of “H1B Cap Gap”- There is a time limit or gap on time worked for a student considering all these variables: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>H1B and F1 Visa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorization Needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifying Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expiration Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduation Date </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Fall Series- Employment Workshop <ul><li>Additional Student Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Services Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Websites </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Spring Series-Job Search Strategies <ul><li>The Job Search Strategies workshop will discuss strategies for finding a job in the U.S including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know Thy Self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden vs. Open </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Spring Series-Job Search Strategies <ul><li>Networking Strategies : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-op, Part Time Jobs, Internships, Volunteer, Service learning, Job Shadowing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a list of contacts & maintain regular contact with them </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Networking Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Fair, On-Campus Recruitment, Employment Prep Conference, Practice Interview Program, Professional Associations, Student Groups, Targeted Phone Calls/E-mails </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Spring Series-Job Search Strategies <ul><li>International students will also receive a presentation from the mental health counselor on cultural awareness topics to help them when job searching such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing immigration laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding your employment eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarifying duration of employment seeking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing available resources for international students </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Spring Series-Job Search Strategies <ul><li>Additional cultural awareness issues include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firm handshake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good eye contact with recruiter/interviewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain a positive attitude throughout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be flexible when searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be assertive and discuss your accomplishments openly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual equality in race, sex, religion and age </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Spring Series-U.S. Career Fair <ul><li>The U.S. Career Fair workshop will discuss strategies for working a U.S career fair like: </li></ul><ul><li>Before the Career Fair: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify which employers you will speak to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply to any positions you are interested in ahead of time  show you are proactive & interested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare your resume and bring several copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice your “60 Second Elevator Speech” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare your professional business attire </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Spring Series-U.S. Career Fair <ul><li>During the Career Fair: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not walk in a group with friends.; walk independently to look more serious to recruiters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a good first impression  Smile, firm handshake and good eye contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the “60 Second Elevator Speech” to introduce yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell the recruiter you applied to the position and ask specific questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain a business card and write notes on back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your research to demonstrate your knowledge of the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiet or turn off your cell phone </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Spring Series-U.S. Career Fair <ul><li>After the Career Fair: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize all business cards obtained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send a brief thank you e-mail or card within 24 hours  If you applied to a position inquire about the status of your application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply to any additional job openings you found </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Spring Series-U.S. Career Fair <ul><li>International students will also receive a presentation from the mental health counselor on cultural awareness topics to help them during the U.S. career fair such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know VISA status and do not initiate VISA status during introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on skills, education, experience and interest in the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover if certain companies do/do not hire international students (non-U.S. citizens) </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Spring Series-U.S. Career Fair <ul><li>Additional career fair tips for international students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the latest immigration rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional dress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hygiene & clean, neat appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid salary or benefits questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If asked an illegal question, politely refuse or redirect back to the recruiter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-disclose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-promote </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Spring Series-Mock Interviews <ul><li>The Mock Interviews workshop will discuss how to prepare for a mock interview such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign-Up Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What Type of Mock Interview? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check-in Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What to Expect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Duration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cancellations/Late Arrivals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to Prepare </li></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Spring Series-Mock Interviews <ul><li>Types of Mock Interviews: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-Face Employer: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer employers come in during the spring series workshop and give instant feedback to the student on how to improve for the actual interview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-Face Career Counselors : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counselors are available throughout the academic year to provide student’s instant feedback on how to prepare for the actual interview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Mock Interview: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive tool that uses audio and video to save and record student responses. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Spring Series-Mock Interviews <ul><li>International students will also receive a presentation from the mental health counselor on cultural awareness topics to help them during the mock interview such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Punctuality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Business Attire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration of Self & Career Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective U.S. Resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak Slowly and Don’t Hesitate to ask Recruiter to Repeat Themselves </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Spring Series-Mock Interviews <ul><li>Additional tips for international students on mock interviews: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the organization prior to the mock interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Express interest in the position and thank the interviewer before leaving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect business card(s) for each interviewer if possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the most recent immigration laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what illegal questions are and do not answer them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State the length of time for which you are seeking employment </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><li>The International Alumni Panel & Networking workshop will discuss: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How the Alumni Panel is Composed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose & Panel Topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods of Contacting Panel Members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking in the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why it is Necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*workshop is still in progress-outline is tentative </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><ul><li>How the Alumni Panel is Composed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International alumni are tracked in a computer database at the Barbara Ying Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys will be mailed out to alumni regarding their current employment status </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International alumni must have employment in the U.S. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact will be made using either e-mail, letter of phone call to ask employed alumni if they are interested in participating in the international alumni panel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Confirmation letter will be sent with date of workshop and agenda </li></ul></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><ul><li>Purpose & Panel Topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of the international alumni panel is to help international students start building their networks, foster relationships with fellow alumni and learn through the experiences of other international students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics include networking ideas, job search strategies, when and how to tell your employer you are an international student, and going from C.P.T./O.P.T. to H1 VISA status. </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><li>Methods of Contacting Panel Members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should international students wish to contact international alumni after the workshop there will be two methods of obtaining their information: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each international alumni will have their name, telephone number and e-mail address listed on the International Services Center website under the group name “International Alumni Panel”. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upon completion of the workshop each alumnus will provide a copy of their business card to whomever requests it. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><li>Networking in the United States: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is it Necessary? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is the primary way to get professional positions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden Job Market vs. Open Job Market </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden Job Market  These are jobs both directly and indirectly known to you. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For example: A friend, boss, volunteering, alumni, referrals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open Job Market  These are jobs that anyone can apply to </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For example: Careerbuilder.com, Career Fairs, KnightLink </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60-80% of jobs are found through the hidden job market </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only 15% of job seekers find a job in the open market </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><li>Different Methods of Building a Network: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UCF Alumni Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Services Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Services Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends, colleagues, academic departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UCF Student Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty members & professors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family & friends back home </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><li>Other forms of networking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational Interviewing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On Campus Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Fairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chamber of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment Agencies </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><li>Networking tips for international students : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies to avoid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Defense Contractors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government Related </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anywhere that security clearance is needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market yourself positively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider internships or co-ops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore fields in need of international students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Business Administration/Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be flexible and be creative </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Spring Series-International Alumni Panel & Networking <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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