Career Programming for International Students

The GW Center for Career Services has coordinated a number of skill-building and networking events especially for international students. Students can register for all events in GWork. Questions should be directed to careerservices@gwu.edu.

WHAT EVERY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT U.S. EMPLOYMENT
Fri, Sept 26, 2014, 12pm-2pm, Continental Ballroom
→ Interested in learning about H-1B sponsorship from the employer perspective?  Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, shares a job search system used by many international students to secure U.S. employment. Discover strategies to obtain H-1B sponsorship and hear why 80% of U.S. jobs are never advertised.  The first 35 international students who attend the event will receive a free copy of Dan’s book: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States.

WRITING U.S. RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Fri, Oct 3, 2014, 10am-12pm, MC 402
→ Learn how to write and edit a professional resume and cover letter for the U.S. job market.  Identify American- style resume and cover letter formats and practice writing employment and academic descriptions to highlight your skills to employers.

ALL ABOUT NETWORKING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 4:30pm-6pm, MC 403
→ “Everyone tells me to ‘network’ – but I don’t know how!” Understand how to “network” and identify why it is a top job search strategy in the U.S. Create and practice your professional networking “pitch” to prepare for the GW International Student-Alumni Networking Night, Wednesday, October 15, 6:00pm, in the GW Marvin Center.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JOB SEARCH
Fri, Oct 10, 2014, 10am-12pm, MC 403
→ Increase your competitiveness in the U.S. job market by understanding the U.S. job search.  Learn how to assess and market yourself and how to research and target employers for networking.  Identify specialized international career resources available at the GW Center for Career Services as well as potential employment options through Curricular and Occupational Practical Training available to GW international students.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT-ALUMNI NETWORKING NIGHT
Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 6pm-9pm, MC Continental Ballroom
→ For GW international students and alumni: Attend this important event to learn about job search strategies from a panel of alumni who were GW international students and who have navigated successful employment searches in the U.S. or their home country. Network with GW alumni to identify links to employment and to hear about their experiences in the U.S. workplace.

INTERVIEWING IN THE U.S. FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 10am-12pm, MC 407
→ “What’s the best way to learn how to interview?” Attend this session to understand the interview process, to identify interview formats, and to prepare for interview questions. Practice your greeting, handshake, and responses to questions in this interactive workshop designed to build your confidence about the U.S. interview experience.

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