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Job Search Skills Workshop & ISSO Presentation for International Students

Date:April 04, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Location:Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off 116th Street, East of Amsterdam, through Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Richard Kurz by sending email to rk347@columbia.edu .

Please join us for this two-part international student career workshop offered by the Center for Career Education and the International Student and Scholar's Office (ISSO). The first part of the workshop will be on Job Search Skills and the second part of the workshop will be on F-1 Post-Completion Practical Training & documentation prep by ISSO.

Job Search Skills Workshop (2-3pm)

Are you engaged in a job search or preparing for a job search? Do you want to improve your job search strategy, your interview skills, or simply review the principles for preparing your resume or CV? As an international student, you may experience unique challenges around the job search process. 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 them.  The workshop is designed to address concerns specific to international students and to help you best communicate your skills, interests, and 'fit' to potential employers. Different types of search strategies will be discussed as will Self-assessment, resume building, networking, interviewing and language skills.

ISSO Presentation on F-1 Post-Completion Practical Training (3-4pm)

During 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. 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 OPT.

 

Casual attire
Registraton suggested in advance
Resume? Not required
Eligibility: 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.

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