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If you want to become a more competitive job candidate in the U.S., please apply to the Career Certificate - International Students (CC-I) program! Check the details on http://intlconnect.illinois.edu/tccservices. CC-I is the signature program of the Career Center for international students! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Un Yeong Park at park351@illinois.edu. Thank you for your interest in the CC-I program. The Career Center looks forward to your applying!

By the way, if you completed before a CC-I program and/or have good communication and self-promotion skills, please consider to apply to the volunteering opportunity at Fall 2016 CC-I program! Please submit your application here

If you are looking for a full-time job or an internship opportunity in China, please consider these wonderful career fairs.  2016 China Career Fair is hosted by American Universities' China Association (AUCA) where University of Illinois China Office is a leading member. More than 70 global and local employers will participate. This event is more geared toward fresh graduates who will return to China this summer, but any recent graduates and current students who are interested in the job market of China would be welcomed. For more details, please use the QR code on the flyer.    

  • Shanghai: August 6, 2016 at China Financial Informational Center, 6th Floor (No. 18. Dongyuan Road, Lujiazui, Shanghai)
  • Beijing: August 13, 2016 at China World Hotel (No. 1. Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing)


























Schedule Appointments online with The Career Center!

The Career Center has launched a new online appointment scheduler. You can find a link(scheduleq.careercenter.illinois.edu/sws) on our homepage as an announcement: https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/ to schedule a counseling appointment and a mock interview, and also request a personal statement review.

Job Scammers Alert!

Job scammers are targeting University of Illinois students through email with fictitious positions that require students to process payments. Being offered money or requested to send or process payment is not part of the standard recruiting process, even if the scammer indicates that your resume was sent to them from career services. 

How do you recognize a scam? Any job offer that requires you pay a fee in advance may be a scam. Any recruiters that use a free email account such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo is likely a scammer. An offer without interviewing you is also very suspicious. Don’t part with your social security number and other personal information via email.  If you come across an email or job listing that you believe may be a scam, please do not hesitate to contact the Career Center at park351@illinois.eduor a career services office in your college.

Upcoming Events/Workshops

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This summer, The Career Center will hold an interactive career program dedicated to help incoming international transfer students to increase career readiness before Fall 2016 starts! The Career Readiness for International Transfer Students (CRITS) program will offer you useful career-related resources and practices to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Please join CRITS to learn more about how to become a more competitive internship candidate before attending Fall 2016 career fairs. You need to attend all the 4 sessions.  

·         Time: Tuesday, August 2 – Friday, August 5 (4 days), from 2-4pm

·         Location: The Career Center Conference Room, 715 S. Wright St. Champaign

o   Session 1 (August 2): Introduction to international student career development + Resume building 1    

o   Session 2 (August 3): Self-branding – resume, LinkedIn, small talks and elevator pitch + Resume building 2

o   Session 3 (August 4):Resources for job search (including I-Link) and skill development + Resume building 3

o   Session 4 (August 5):Elevator Pitch and Resume Party  

This program is co-sponsored by New Student Programs. The sign up link will be closed once seats are filled. Sign Up: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4399501. Contact: park351@illinois.edu 


GLOBE (Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement) applications for the Fall 2016 cohort is now live!

Globe connects experienced domestic and international students with new international students and teams them up in small groups to participate in various activities and events on campus. Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations provides students opportunities to network and develop leadership skills, and “help all students develop global awareness and cultural competency,” as outlined in the strategic plan of the University of Illinois. Sign up for those interested in becoming a member on the following link: https://oiir.illinois.edu/programs/international-education/globe


  • The Career Center Info Night for International Students: August 26, 6-7pm @The Career Center Conference Room
  • CC-I Program Info Sessions: August 22, 23, 29, and 30, 4-5pm @The Interview Suite 
  • ISSS CPT Workshop: September 1 @The Career Center Conference Room and October 13, 4-5pm @The Interview Suite 
  • MAVNI Program Info Session: September 9, 3-4pm @The Interview Suite 
  • Special Guest Presentations (Mr. Marcelo Barros): September 30, 1-2:30pm and 3-4:30pm @TBD  
  • International Career Forum(campus-wide recruiting event): October 21, all afternoon @Illini Union  
  • Global Career Opportunity - Job Search in Taiwan: November 10, 4-6pm  @The Interview Suite 
  • Global Career Opportunity - Careers in UN and International Organizations: November 2, 3-6pm @GSLIS 126
  • LinkedIn Workshops: September 16 and October 14, 3-4pm @The Interview Suite
  • Job Search Resource Workshops: September 16 and October 14, 4-5pm @The Interview Suite
  • Etiquette Dinner Workshop: November 14, 6-8pm (invitation only)   
  • Understanding Cultural Differences in the Job Search: November 15, 4-5:30pm @The Interview Suite

The Interview Suite is located at 616 E. Green Street that is on the 2nd floor of KAPLAN buildin by McDonald's on Green Street. 

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