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International Student Career Series

International Student Career Series

 

The University of Maryland offers high quality career development to students through different departments, colleges or degree levels. In 2019, International Student and Scholar Services, Engineering Career Services, Professional and Career Services for Ph.D., the University Career Center, and Business Career Services launched the International Student Career Series. This series provides a unique opportunity for international students to engage with career development programs and offerings of the various career offices on-campus. ISSS facilitates the convening of representatives from each unit to meet regularly throughout the year and to discuss programming that best meets the career needs of international students at UMD.

What is the International Student Career Series? 
It is a group of workshops/programs facilitated and curated by professional staff that focus on specific career needs of international students.  Below is a sampling of programs we have offered in the past. 

Resume Writing

Writing an effective resume is essential to obtaining interviews. This workshop reviews the fundamental information that should be included, proper formatting, how to make yourself stand out, and common mistakes students make.

Job Search and Engagement Strategies for International Students

Need help with your job search? Don't know where to start? Learn about the most effective job strategies and tools beyond Careers4Terps. Practice building your professional network at events and online.

International Students & The Interview Process

How can you prepare to impress in your next interview? We will discuss what to wear, what to bring, and what (not) to say.

International Student Job Search Strategies: Advice from a Former Recruiter

Helping international students understand the business reasons behind the barriers they face in finding U.S. employment.

International Alumni Panel

Interested in learning about how your peers secured their full-time positions? Want to hear from recent International Student Alumni on their job search process? Join us for a panel discussion which will highlight the international student experience in the job market. 

H1B Attorney Presentation

Confused about options for staying and working in the United States after graduation? Worried about the H1B quota? Is it true that OPT has been extended to 2 years? Any changes to CPT?

We are pleased to sponsor a seminar presented by an experienced immigration attorney. Topics will include a detailed discussion of the H1B visa, which is the most popular work visa in the US, Optional Practical Training (OPT), and options for pursuing permanent residence through employment. In addition, our speakers will provide practical strategies for talking to employers about work visa issues during interviews.

 

How can I sign up for these events?
These opportunities are advertised on the UCC events page, ISSS calendar of events, and announced in the ISSS weekly newsletters

Contact Gabriela Gillespie at gabymg@umd.edu if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.