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by Kaitlin Schafer | October 4, 2013
There are some specific strategies that you can use to prepare for your job search in the United States and your home country. Finding employment can be difficult for anyone, so it is important to be proactive and plan ahead. If you are an international student seeking employment, consider utilizing the following resources:
Going Global offers more than 16 million worldwide job/internship listings which are updated daily. The Job Postings and Internship Listings feature allows you to locate companies operating in both the US and in your home country. In some cases, international students receive their practical training in the U.S. and then return to their home country to work for a U.S. employer. Because you have language and intercultural skills to offer these companies, you may be considered an ideal candidate for one of their available career opportunities.
The Going Global database also contains state … Read More
by Kaitlin Schafer | May 23, 2013
Today's post is written by ECS Career Advisor, Kaitlin Schafer, who advises intern, co-op, and full-time employment seeking students.
A well prepared-resume is critical to landing an interview. Ensure your format fits U.S. standards by being aware of the following differences:
- Highlights achievements, academic background, and work experience related to desired work position
- One page in length per degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD)
- Does not include TOEFL score, photo, marital status, age, race, gender, or religion (employers are not allowed to base hiring decisions on these qualities)
- Provides extensive chronological details regarding academic and work experience
- Multiple pages in length
- May include photo, marital status, age, race, etc.
See the resume sample for an international student below.
International Student Resume
Employers are concerned about verbal and written communication skills. They may assume that an international … Read More
by Kaitlin Schafer | April 9, 2013
Are you an international student looking for full-time positions in the US over the next 1-2 years? When seeking employment in the US, it’s important to learn about the immigration laws and regulations that affect your employment eligibility. By becoming knowledgeable of these regulations, you will be more prepared to discuss your options with a potential employer.
An experienced immigration lawyer from the law firm of McCandlish Holton will be facilitating an H-1B Visa Workshop for graduating international students. This event is hosted by Engineering Career Services, Arts & Sciences Career Services, Buckeye Careers and Fisher Career Management, with support from Buckeye Career Club. Attending this event will be the first step in designing an effective strategy for competing in the US job market after graduation.
Mr. Rhoads will focus on work visa options for international students after graduation, including Optional Practical Training (OPT) and primarily H-1B. He will offer … Read More
by Amy Thaci | October 31, 2012
Looking for an internship, co-op or job abroad and want to do it from the comfort of your home? Then take advantage of the International Virtual Career Fair Nov 7th and 8th! This International virtual career fair is open to all students who attend Big 10+ schools.
October 8 – November 8, 2012
Post your Resume and Apply to Positions
You can post your resume now through November 8th and apply to positions. Come into ECS for walk-ins Monday - Thursday if you need help with your resume.
November 7 – 8, 2012
Participate in Live Virtual Chats with Employers
Chat with companies such as Apple, Intel, INVISTA, MathWorks, Standard Chartered, Stryker and more! Access our Student Handbook for interviewing tips which will be great preparation for online chatting with an employer.
What students have said about the IVCF:
“The turnaround time is … Read More
February 24, 2012
ECS has recently added Going Global as a new job search resource for students. For those who have considered working abroad and are unsure of where to start, Going Global is a fantastic resource for information about individual countries. Those looking to move to a larger U.S. city will also find practical information that may help with the decision-making process. Lastly, Going Global helps international students identify US employers and actual job postings that are open on work authorization.Read More
Here are some specific features Going Global offers that you can utilize for your individual search:
- Country Career Guides: This link provides a list of countries for you to select from. Each Country’s link provides Job Search Resources (including a Job Search Overview, Online Job Sites, and Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements), Industry and Employment Trends (featuring a specific link for Engineering), Top Companies, Financial Considerations, Work Permits and …