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Are you interested in learning professional etiquette and dinner etiquette? Join The Career Center’s Spring 2015 International Student Etiquette Dinner. During this event, Business and Social Etiquette Expert Patricia Simpson will teach you how to professionally handle any dining situation over a multi-course dinner. You will learn tips on how to handle introductions, develop small talk skills, dress appropriately for business meetings, and how to make a positive impression during business lunches and restaurant meals. You need to make a payment of $15. The Career Center will cover more than 50% of the meal and the training fee. Hurry up. There are only 8 seats left. RSVPs here.

  • Time: Wednesday, April 29, 6 PM- 8 PM
  • Place: Room 314B Illini Union

Are you a 2015 May graduate? UIUC has launched a U of I Campus-Wide First Destination Survey for 2015 May graduates. Share your next steps using The Outcomes Survey so that UIUC can serve better for international students in career and academic advising based on this data. In addition, completion of the survey will qualify you for a drawing to win a variety of prizes, including iPads and gift cards. The more international students that participate, the better academic services will be provided. You can receive your unique survey link to participate by clicking here.

Upcoming Events/Workshops

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Tuesday, April 21, 6-7:30 PM, Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St.

The Interconnect Workshop Series will provide international students information on different aspects of American culture and will provide a safe space to ask questions. In this workshop, ISSS will discuss U.S. work authorization for international students. Join this workshop and prepare yourself for the legal process in order to get a job in the U.S. Dinner will be provided! 

Monday, April 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m., 223 Gregory Hall; Tuesday, April 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m., 165 Everitt Laboratory; Wednesday, April 29, 6:00-7:00 p.m., 150 Animal Sciences Lab; Thursday, April 30, 6:00-7:00 p.m., 2047 Business Instructional Facility.

Did you know that 33 percent of IBC members are graduate students? IBC is the largest fee-based student consultancy in the country that helps real clients such as Yahoo! and McDonald's solve their business problems. The IBC talent pool comes from all over campus—no business knowledge required. Attend an information session to learn more or visit the IBC website. Apply to join Illinois Business Consulting (IBC)! Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 10.

Friday- Saturday, April 24-25, 6 PM-7 PM, 101 International Studies Building, 910 S 5th St.

Intercultural Community Development Initiative (ICDI) is a registered student organization geared to develop cultural competency skills to promote a more inclusive campus. ICDI offers an intercultural retreat designed to challenge students’ assumptions and stereotypes, expose cultural barriers, and build strategies on how to move to action. If you want to develop your cultural competency, join this event. For more information and registration, click here.

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