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Internship Searches for International Students By John Charles, Career Center Advisor and Lori R. & Kristina T. of ISSS  A...
Quiz: <ul><li>1.What do I need to apply for an internship? </li></ul><ul><li>2.What is the purpose of the résumé and cover...
Aspects to consider <ul><li>Key employable skills </li></ul><ul><li>How to reflect your home country experience and educat...
Nearly  80%  of AU students intern while at AU   <ul><li>Most students complete  more than one  internship </li></ul><ul><...
Unique Resources <ul><li>Resume Builder </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Interview practice </li></ul><ul><li>H1VisaJobs for Interna...
Advisors bring it to you <ul><li>Scheduled 45 and 30min. appointments (schedule online) </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in hours ev...
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 Ent...
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 <ul><li>Create your own online profile  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AU CareerWeb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </...
<ul><li>QUESTIONS??? </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule an appointment with John Charles or David Fletcher by going online at www....
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Internship Searches International Students Sep 2 2009

  1. 1. Internship Searches for International Students By John Charles, Career Center Advisor and Lori R. & Kristina T. of ISSS American University, September 2, 2009
  2. 2. Quiz: <ul><li>1.What do I need to apply for an internship? </li></ul><ul><li>2.What is the purpose of the résumé and cover letter? </li></ul><ul><li>3. What are the advantages that international students bring to an organization? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aspects to consider <ul><li>Key employable skills </li></ul><ul><li>How to reflect your home country experience and education on your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and sources of contacts </li></ul><ul><li>How to build your professional skills during your studies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nearly 80% of AU students intern while at AU <ul><li>Most students complete more than one internship </li></ul><ul><li>Internships strongly influence career plans </li></ul><ul><li>DC is a great place to intern </li></ul><ul><li>Let the Career Center help you locate your internship! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Unique Resources <ul><li>Resume Builder </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Interview practice </li></ul><ul><li>H1VisaJobs for International Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.H1VisaJobs.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Log in: students@american.edu.feb2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password: students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>AU Career Web </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advisors bring it to you <ul><li>Scheduled 45 and 30min. appointments (schedule online) </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in hours every day on campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John or another advisor is always at Davenport Lounge in the SIS Building on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 pm </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Two Annual Job and Internship Fairs An excellent opportunity to learn about firms and present yourself.
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. AU Career Center Home Page
  10. 10. AU CareerWeb Profile Page
  11. 11. Idealist.org
  12. 12. Employer Panels Throughout the Year
  13. 13. Networking with Alumni & Employers SIS Networking Reception SIS Career Week Alumni Panels
  14. 14. It’s Not Just the White House That is a Metro Ride Away
  15. 15. Nonprofits, Public and Private Sector?
  16. 16. Strategy <ul><li>Create your own online profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AU CareerWeb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean up Facebook page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meet with John or David Fletcher when you have time in your schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Expand you network while in school </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of professors’ connections </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>QUESTIONS??? </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>

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