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Have you heard of The Career Center’s Interview Suite?  The Career Center Interview Suite is located on the 2nd floor of a building between McDonald’s and Subway on Green St.  If you enter through the door under “KAPLAN” sign, you won’t miss it.  The Career Center Interview Suite features 8 interview rooms with video recording facilities and a student waiting area.  Mock Interviews are available Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00pm during Fall and Spring semesters.  All interviews MUST BE SCHEDULED at least 48 hours in advance.  Mock Interviews may be used prior to any form of interview, including graduate, professional, health, phone, and job interviews.  This is a great chance to tweak interviewing skills, so I hope many INTL readers take advantage of this program.  Please call (217) 333-0820 to schedule a time and date.  If you have questions or comments, please e-mail the Mock Interview Coordinator, Steven Conaton, at conaton2@illinois.edu.

There’s no way to be 100 percent sure you are going to fit into a position until you’ve actually tried it.  Hence, job shadowing experience is an excellent way to explore career options.  Winter break job shadow program at The Career Center will help you engage with a company of interest, establish your professional network, and foster potential career opportunities.  In addition, you can see a variety of job shadow opportunities on I-Link using a key word, job shadow.  The Thanksgiving holiday as well as winter break is a great time for international students to initiate job shadow experience or informational interviews.

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Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 7, 9, and 10, 9 AM-6 PM (9 AM-3 PM on Sun.), Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

The selected world companies from a diverse range of industries will be recruiting Asian-English bilinguals (e.g. Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Vietnamese, etc.).  Companies participating will be interviewing on the spot.  Hence, get ready through INTL career services and hit the invitation request button.  The last day to request invitation will be Thursday, October 30. 

The Job Shadow Program is open to ALL MAJORS and will include a variety of industries. Students must be in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year.  To apply, you must first attend one of the Job Shadow Information Sessions listed below:
  •   Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 1 PM, Burrill Hall 124
  •   Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 4 PM, Gregory Hall 223
  •   Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12 PM, Materials Science and Engineering Building 119
  •   Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 AM, Gregory Hall 319
Spring 2015 registration: CRN 50576, CRN 50577
Do you want to improve your oral/written English communication skills, but you feel that ESL courses are not enough?  This course emphasizes specific communication strategies and skills for international students.  Only having high English proficiency cannot help you build successful friendships and networking inside and outside classroom.  International students need to understand the way Americans behave and speak.  Increase your cultural competency in communication by taking advantage of this course.  To receive permission to register for this course, please contact Laura Gallant: gallant2@illinois.edu.

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Indra Kusmanto

Indra Anthony Kusmanto came to UIUC in 2011 and graduated in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Technology Management. This Indonesian Alumnus is now interning at Reyes Holdings, a global food and beverage distribution holding...