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Internship Searches International Students Sep 2 2009

Internship Searches International Students Sep 2 2009



Tips for international students at American University

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  • Internship Searches for International Students By John Charles, Career Center Advisor and Lori R. & Kristina T. of ISSS American University, September 2, 2009
  • Quiz:
    • 1.What do I need to apply for an internship?
    • 2.What is the purpose of the résumé and cover letter?
    • 3. What are the advantages that international students bring to an organization?
  • Aspects to consider
    • Key employable skills
    • How to reflect your home country experience and education on your resume
    • Networking and sources of contacts
    • How to build your professional skills during your studies
  • Nearly 80% of AU students intern while at AU
    • Most students complete more than one internship
    • Internships strongly influence career plans
    • DC is a great place to intern
    • Let the Career Center help you locate your internship!
  • Unique Resources
    • Resume Builder
    • Mock Interview practice
    • H1VisaJobs for International Students
      • www.H1VisaJobs.com
        • Log in: students@american.edu.feb2010
        • Password: students
    • AU Career Web
  • Advisors bring it to you
    • Scheduled 45 and 30min. appointments (schedule online)
    • Drop-in hours every day on campus
      • John or another advisor is always at Davenport Lounge in the SIS Building on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 pm
  • Two Annual Job and Internship Fairs An excellent opportunity to learn about firms and present yourself.
  • Some Employers at the Job Fair, September 24, 2009, 1 to 4 pm 9/11 Research Project A Wider Circle ACDI/VOCA American Enterprise Institute Catholic Relief Services Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty Close Up Foundation Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place DC Film Alliance Earth Day Network FairVote Food & Water Watch Innisfree Village InterFaith Conference of Metro Washington Latin American Youth Center Machik Media Research Center National Alliance of Black School Educators National Education Association National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Playworks Vision in Action WAMU 88.5 FM
  • AU Career Center Home Page
  • AU CareerWeb Profile Page
  • Idealist.org
  • Employer Panels Throughout the Year
  • Networking with Alumni & Employers SIS Networking Reception SIS Career Week Alumni Panels
  • It’s Not Just the White House That is a Metro Ride Away
  • Nonprofits, Public and Private Sector?
  • Strategy
    • Create your own online profile
      • AU CareerWeb
      • LinkedIn
      • Clean up Facebook page
    • Meet with John or David Fletcher when you have time in your schedule
    • Expand you network while in school
    • Take advantage of professors’ connections
    • QUESTIONS???
    • Schedule an appointment with John Charles or David Fletcher by going online at www.american.edu/careercenter or by calling the Career Center Front Desk at (202) 885-1804