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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.

Schedule Appointments online with The Career Center!

The Career Center has launched a new online appointment scheduler. You can find a link 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.

OPT Job Search Workshop on May 26 from 2-4 PM

Are you now looking for an OPT job? Are you struggling with less employment opportunities for international students? Two former international students, Harrison Ding, the Founder & CEO of MLN.com and Wen Zhang, the UIAAAN Board Member / UIUC Advertising Alumna will share their job search journey as an international student and how they managed to stay motivated and be successful. This event is hosted by The Career Center and co-sponsored by University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network. Due to a space constraint, please RSVP here. For more information, contact Un Yeong Park at park351@illinois.edu.

Fifty-eight international students successfully completed the Spring 2016 CC-I program.The director of The Career Center, Dr. Gail Rooney granted certificates to each student who completed the program. The Career Center is very proud of these 58 students and wish them good luck in their future endeavors. Also, thirteen amazing volunteers aided The Career Center to help these CC-I students complete this program successfully. The volunteers sharpened their leadership and communication skills while serving in the CC-I program.

The CC-I program will open in Fall 2016. If you are interested in applying to this program as a student or volunteer, stay tuned to INTLconnect newsletter and website.

Upcoming Events/Workshops

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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. We hope to provide 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. https://oiir.illinois.edu/programs/international-education/globe

Save The Dates for Career Fairs in Beijing & Shanghai, China

Are you looking a job opportunity in China? There are two careers co-sponsored by UIUC will be held in Shanghai on August 6 and in Beijing on August 13. More than 70 employers will be participated in these two career fairs. New graduates and alumni who graduate in recent years are welcome. More information about the location and the time will be announced soon.

I-Guide 2016 Recruiting!

Thousands of new students join our community for the first time each year. Serving as an I-Guide is a great opportunity to introduce students and their families to campus and make a real impact. Their tradition of serving the campus began in 1947 and their program is one of the longest-lasting student-run organizations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Housing is looking for VOLUNTEERS like you to help keep the tradition! To sign up to be an I-Guide click on the link: http://housing.illinois.edu/iguides

2016 Online Chinese International Student Career Fair

An online career fair for returning Chinese students is happening from March 22nd  through May 22nd . More than 20 universities around the world including UIUC are partnered for this online career fair. If you are a Chinese student who is interested in job/internship opportunities with Chinese or global companies in China, please visit http://hellocareer.cn/promotions/events. A mobile-friendly site is also available at http://hellocareer.cn/mobile/promotions/last.

Besides this event that is co-sponsored by our university, there are two other virtual career fairs for Chinese students. Please visit:

·      http://www.mln.com/Activity/Detail/18.

·      http://www.zhimaqiao.com/.

Success Story

Success Story_SangHa Park
04/12/2016

Sang Ha graduated in 2015 with a bachelor degree in Advertising. She is now working at Performics, a Chicago-based digital marketing agency. After completing her OPT, she is now working as a H1B...