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Job Search Skills Workshop & ISSO Presentation for International Students

Date:September 24, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Location:Center for Career Education Conference Room
East Campus, Lower Level
(Enter off of 116th Street, east of Amsterdam Avenue through the Wien Courtyard)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Donald Goldstein by sending email to dg2662@columbia.edu .

Please join us for this special International Student career workshop offered jointly by the Center for Career Education and the International Student and Scholar's Office (ISSO).
(This workshop will be repeated on November 12 from 2:00-4:00PM)

The first hour of the workshop will be presented by CCE and will focus on the special cultural and language issues and challenges that International Students face in the job search process.  We will discuss the cultural norms of getting jobs in the U.S. in areas like networking, body language and business etiquette.  We will also go over the importance of improving your English language abilities to be more effective in elevator pitches, interviews and written communications.  We will delve into suggested methods of language improvement including existing resources.

During the second hour of the workshop, a staff member of the ISSO will provide information for International Students who are interested in staying in the US to work after completion of their programs.  You will receive valuable information and have the chance to answer any questions concerning F-1 visa Optional Practical Training and sponsorship issues including time lines and application procedures.

Attire: Casual
Registration: Suggested but not required
Eligibility: This event is open to all Undergraduate and Graduate Students of CC, GS, GSAS, SOA, GSAAP, SCE and SEAS

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