Please join this two-part Career workshop by the
Center for Career Education and the International Student and Scholar's
Office (ISSO). The first part of the workshop will be on Interviewing
skills and the second part of the workshop will be on F-1
Post-Completion Practical Training & documentation prep by ISSO.
Interviewing Skills Workshop (2-3pm)
you preparing for upcoming internship/job interviews? Do you want to
improve your interview skills? As an international student, you may
experience unique challenges around internship/job interviews. Career
counselors from the Center for Career Education will work with you on
how to address some of these challenges and provide you with specific
resources and services to overcome these challenges. The purpose of
this workshop is help international students best communicate your
skills, interests, and the 'fit' to potential employers. Different types
of interviews (General, Behavioral, Technical, Case), settings (phone,
one-on-one, group, video), and questions (Tell me about yourself/ Why
are you interested in our company/What are your strengths? What are your
weaknesses?) will be reviewed.
ISSO Presentation on F-1 Post-Completion Practical Training (3-4pm)
the second hour, a staff member from ISSO will provide information for
students completing their programs at the end of the fall or spring
semester who are interested in staying in the U.S. to work for a while.
You may want to apply for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT), a
benefit and extension of F-1 status. OPT is work authorization in your
field of study and requires an application to, and authorization from,
the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The application to
USCIS can take from six weeks to three months or more to be processed.
Come to an information session to have your questions answered about
Registration suggested in advance, but not required.
Resume required? No.
This event is open to all Undergraduate and Graduate students at
Columbia University from the following schools: Columbia College, Fu
Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General
Studies, School of Continuing Education, Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and
School of the Arts.
Register for this Event