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Register for the inaugural Illinois International Career Forum in Shanghai. This one-day event on Saturday, Image result for shanghaiAugust 8, 2015 will connect you with companies in China seeking to fill full-time positions in 2015-2016. This event is open to all degree levels. The sign-up link will be available on I-Link through July 8. For details, please click here.

Some of you have plans for summer vacation. Whether you are working as an intern, working as a volunteer, or having a relaxing time, here are hot tips to improve self-development for your career plans. 

1. There is no easy road to learning English, and only practice will enhance your skills. Use a variety of materials such as movies, social media, or books to improve your English proficiency based on your learning style. The INTLconnect websitehas good tips for you. Be proactive in learning!

2. Trim your LinkedIn page:Post your professional photo, and write a unique and concise summary such as your elevator pitch.

3. Have career talks with friends and family: Friends and family are great networks to be able to give you critical advice.   

4. Visit a local firm’s headquarters: If you visit another city or come back to your country, make a tour of local companies in that area.  It would help you keep motivated on career development.

5. Do an informational interview: Find out some people who are still working in your interested field. Try to contact professionals for an informational interview. 

Upcoming Events/Workshops

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Saturday, May 30, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Metropolitan Pavilion (North Pavilion), 110 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Are you a Japanese-English bilingual or a qualified Japanese speaker? In the 2nd Annual Career Forum for Positions in the U.S., you will meet companies who are seeking qualified Japanese-English speaking candidates. This one-day event will feature onsite interviews and offers, so come prepared to open the door to your new career. In order to participate in this career forum, you need to register online first. For registration, click here.

June 15 in Nagoya, June 26 in Osaka, July 4 and 5 in Tokyo

Mynavi Group is one of the recruiting companies in Japan. They are having job fairs in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya in Japan. All services are free of charge to job seekers. These job fairs are designed for Japanese-English bilinguals and mainly for entry-level positions. If you are interested in this job fair, please visit their websiteor feel free to contact atinfo@usa.mynavi.jp.

June 20th in Seoul, Korea from 3-5pm 

If you stay in Korea in June, please go to this event. UIUC almuni and current students will meet at this career networking event. Alumni from various industries will come to give their career advices to students. The exact location will be announced soon. Please keep an eye on the Korean Student Association's website (illinoisksa.org). 

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