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
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
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.
Register for this Event