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Interviewing Skills Workshop & ISSO Presentation for International Students

Date:November 01, 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 Gerald Tang by sending email to or by calling 212-854-5609.
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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)
Are 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)
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 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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