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The Career Center INTLconnect is celebrating its100th newsletter. The INTLconnect newsletter has provided useful information for career development skills and job search strategies ever since. Besides this newsletter, The Career Center INTLconnect is providing the INTLconnect workshop series, the CC-I program, UIUC international Alumni and Student Network via LinkedIn and Global Career Opportunity series. In order to reward your support and interest, we promise to keep up the good work! Thank You!! 

Do you know that you should study for a minimum of two semesters directly prior to your completion in order to apply to Optional Practical Training (OPT)? Are you well aware of the eligibility to apply to Curricula Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT), The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)’s authorization for international students? Both CPT and OPT requires a certain process, and the process of OPT is very complicated and strict. Please check the eligibilityand prepare the application with an ISSS advisor

Upcoming Events/Workshops

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Monday, November 23, 10:30 AM- 3 PM, TBA

Are you on campus during FALL BREAK? Are you interested in learning to cook a traditional American dish with the University Housing Dining Services Chefs? Our chefs are also interested in learning how to cook a traditional dish from your home country and culture. You are invited to join us! Space is very limited, please email yunshi@illinois.edu by Nov.15to reserve your space. Please indicate what dish you want to learn or what traditional dish you will show our chefs how to cook, with the recipe and ingredients included in your email. This event is free and open to university students and adult family members. We encourage you to bring your international and domestic friends along (must reserve space) to enjoy the dishes. If you have a food allergy, please also include the details in the email.

Section A-Mondays 4- 5:30, Section B- Tuesdays 4-4:30, The Interview Suite, 616 E. Green st.

The CC-I program is a unique and innovative career program to help international students develop career skills and become a more competitive job/internship candidate in the U.S. The Spring 2016 CC-I program application will be available January 15th to February 3rd. If you are interested in the CC-I program, you MUST attend one of the information sessions listed below.

  • Monday, January 25, 4-5pm
  • Tuesday, January 26, 4-5pm
  • Monday, February 1, 4-5pm
  • Tuesday, February 2, 4-5pm
  • Monday, February 8, 4-5pm(only for those who applied but missed a previous info session)  
  • Tuesday, February 9, 4-5pm(only for those who applied but missed a previous info session) 

For more information, please visit INTLconnect website.

iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series: Away for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, AACC, 1210 W Nevada St

International students will present holidays celebrated in their home countries that are generally not observed in the U.S. Let us celebrate them with stories, tradition and holiday food. Come and learn the world holidays without traveling around the world. 

Success Story

Hyeji Son (2)
Success Story 4_Part II

Hyeji Son_Part II

This is Son Hyeji's success story part II. 


Hyeji Son
Success Story 4_Part I

Hyeji Son_Part I

This is Son Hyeji's success story part I. 


Achira Kulasekara
Success Story 3

Achira Kulasekara 

Achira Kulasekara participated in Spring 2013 ICC program. He came to UIUC in 2010 and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor degree in...

Yeaji Ham
Success Story 2

Yeaji Ham

Yeaji Ham came to the U.S. when she was in 9th grade and graduated from UIUC in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. This Korean alumnae worked at the...