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International Students


The Career Development Center (CDC) offers a wide variety of services and tools to assist International Students work towards their career goals.

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Upcoming Career Prep Programs Just for International Students

Career Jump-Start Webinar Series

   About the Webinar Series:

  • Register by completing and submitting the online Registration Form
  • Will receive an email with details about participating using Go-To-Meeting
  • Convert time of Webinar to your time zone
  • Covers 3 main areas in getting ready for your job search
    • How to Write a U.S. Resume Webinar
      • July 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM CT or July 24, 2014 at 7 PM CT
    • Effective Cover Letters and Email Correspondence Webinar
      • July 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM CT or July 31, 2014 at 7 PM CT
    • UIS CareerConnect: Your Key to Career Success Webinar
      • August 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM CT or August 7, 2014 at 7 PM CT

Job Search Club
   About the Job Search Club:

  • Will meet 1 time a week for 6 weeks beginning in October
  • Learn how to create a job search plan, use CDC resources, network using LinkedIn and more
  • Date, time, and location will be determined based on interest
  • Complete the Interest Form about day/time you would like the Job Search Club meet

Resume Resources and Services

Getting Your Resume Started?

Resume Critiques 

  • Attend upcoming Resume Manias and held at the beginning of each semester. Details on the CDC’s Calendar 
  • Schedule a  30 minute Fast Pass Session to receive feedback on how to improve your resume. More Info

Work Options: Information About Work Eligibility

CDC Services & Resources

Online Toolbox: Great Online Career Resources

  • Most important resources for International Students:
    • UIS CareerConnect: More than a Job Board!
       − Login process is tricky. Read instructions for details
      − Can access only after you have registered for classes
    • OPTIMALRESUME: Optimal is More Than a Resume Builder! 
    • Going Global: Provides H1B info, hiring practices, city/country guides and more


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