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Career Workshop for International Students with ISSO

Date:April 03, 2012 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 Rani Roy by sending email to or by calling 212-854-5432.
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As an international student, you may wonder how American business culture is different/similar from your own especially if you are preparing  to start an internship over the summer or anticipating to work as a professional in the near future. International students are invited to a career workshop addressing the transitional issues from school to work place followed by the ISSO presentation on immigration issues.

The first part of the career workshop will address the following:

I. American Culture - Key Concepts and Values

II. American Business Culture - Comparing Ideas and Values

III. American Business

- Structure
- Business Practice
- Working Relationships
- US Business Etiquette(Dos and Don'ts)
- Business Communications (Netiquette)

III. Your First 90 Days - What To Expect & How To Prepare


The second part of the workshop will be on the F-1 Post-Completion Practical Training; 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 OPT.


Casual attire.
Registration suggested
in advance, but not required.
Resume required? No.
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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