International Ed Week: Let’s talk about international student success
There are 1.13 million foreign students in the U.S., the vast majority in college-degree programs… That represents a 14% increase over last year, nearly 50% more than in 2010 and 85% more than in 2005. – International Students Stream into US Colleges
International student growth shows no signs of slowing down in the US. But with that growth comes new expectations from administrations and students alike. A 2014 NAFSA study found that international students identified career services tailored for international students as a best practice. In a fresh-off-the-press more recent study, QS found that “improving employment prospects and progressing on a current career path” were among the top reasons international students apply to grad school. Careers are clearly on our students’ brain. Yet career services staff and international advising professionals do not feel well equipped to provide this high-touch service. Unlike domestic students, the international student job search is not a straight-forward path. Their path is not as simple as submitting a resume and hoping an employer calls. Visa barriers, cultural misunderstandings, and language ability add complications to an international student’s job search. As an international student career coach supported by a stellar university career services team, I work with students on these challenges daily.
So to celebrate International Education Week, I’m launching Advising International Students on Career Opportunities, a virtual professional development workshop designed to help higher education professionals better advise international students on career outcomes. I’m hosting an interactive webinar on December 10, 7:00 pm EST. You can look forward to a webinar that doesn’t suck! You read that right. No boring, one-way webinars here. Hosted on Crowdcast, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with one another, share your department’s best practices, upvote most common questions, and get answers to your immediate challenges in international student career advising. For free!
You might be a good fit for this course if you are
- An international student advisor
- A career services professional who advises international students
- A dean or provost interested in improving international student retention
By participating, you will be able to
- Understand the US job search from an international student perspective, including motivations and search process
- Recognize barriers and opportunities in the international student job search
- Help international students adapt to specific cultural challenges in the US job search
- Evaluate current tools for international students in the US job search
- Advise international students on best practices in their job search, in the US and back home
- Create an advising framework that works best for your international student population
- Make department recommendations on how to improve international student career outcomes
After the interactive webinar you will receive
- Recording of the video
- PowerPoint Slides
- Curated resources to support international students in the job search
Length of the webinar
- 90 minutes with plenty of breaks for Q&A
Ready to sign up?
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