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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

Resume Help Open Hours for International Students

Learn how to transition your International Resume to the USA Format

  • January 13th and January 14th from 2-4:00 PM
  • Held at the CDC’s office at Student Affairs Building, Office 50
  • Learn more about resumes by reviewing information below

Job Search Training Series Starts in February 2015

Get ready for your first job after graduation by attending the Job Search Training Series.

   About the Job Search Training Series:

  • Meets 4 Tuesdays in February and March, from 4:00-5:00 at the Career Development Center
    • Feb 10th  –   Feb 17 (Come to the Career Fair) – Feb 24th  –   March 3rd
  • Learn how to create a job search plan, write a cover letter, use CDC resources, network using LinkedIn and more

Resume Resources and Services

Getting Your Resume Started?

  • Watch the 2 recorded workshops about building your resume
  • Review the content and tools located on CDC’s Resume Webpage
  • Use OptimalResume, our online resume building system
    • Use your UIS Email Address when creating your account
  • View the Resume CareerSpot Videos to get professional resume information. How to find:
    • Go to the the bottom of CDC’s Homepage  
    • Select “Click Here” then click on “Job Search Tab”

Resume Critiques 

  • Attend upcoming Resume Manias 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

  • Upcoming Career Events and Workshops 
  • Learn more about services on the Student Homepage
  • Career Jump-Start Webinar Series (Recorded) About the Series: Covers 3 main areas in getting ready for your job search
    • How to Write a U.S. Resume Webinar

    • Effective Cover Letters and Email Correspondence Webinar

    • UIS CareerConnect: Your Key to Career Success Webinar

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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