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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.

Do you need an urgent help about job searching and building networks through LinkedIn?

Here are two customized workshops for international students who are seeking a job now or are not currently being able to join the International Student Career Certificate (ICC) program.  

Strategic Use of LinkedIn for International Students

Monday, October 27, 5:30-7 PM, The Career Center Interview Suite 213, 616 E. Green St.

This workshop will teach international students how to best utilize LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network in the first half. It would be more helpful to bring your own laptop to this workshop. Then in the second half, informational interviews will be introduced as an integral part of networking and your job/internship-hunting plan. We will discuss how to prepare for and conduct an informational interview with an effective elevator pitch and how to turn an informational interview into an interview.

  • RSVPs are encouraged but not required: Job Search Resource Workshop and LinkedIn Workshop.  
  • The Interview Suite of The Career Center is located in the 2nd floor of a building between McDonald’s and Subway on Green Street. You can enter through a door under the sign of “KAPLAN”.   

Upcoming Events/Workshops

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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. 

Sunday, October 26, 5-7 PM, the BIF Atrium

Build your Cultural Intelligence through this interactive discussion! Expand your knowledge, consider your behaviors, and increase your mindfulness in regards to your personal and professional relationships.  You can learn cultural communication skills and important negotiation tactics in this workshop.  

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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...