Career Workshops

ISSS is pleased to partner with the Career Center on our Career Workshop Series, which was designed specifically with international students in mind. More career-related resources are available on the Career Center website.

Fall 2020 Workshop Series

Preparing for Job Fair Success

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM (PST)

Registration Required for Zoom Link

Are you ready for the Career Center’s upcoming Virtual Job Fairs? Career Counselor Judi Garcia will help you understand what to expect when you enter the Virtual Job Fair and how to best prepare yourself for professional interactions. International Student Advisor James Coon will share important information regarding your F-1 status and employment.

Strategies for Job Search Success with Special Guest Speaker Calvin Liu Navarro (LinkedIn)

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 7:00-8:00 PM (PST)

Registration Required for Zoom Link

We are pleased to present our special guest speaker, Calvin Liu Navarro, Technical Recruiter, at LinkedIn. Calvin will share his experience as an F-1 student, his career path, and his perspective as a recruiter. 

In this session, you will also hear from Judi Garcia, Career Center Counselor, who will share tips for job search success, and International Student Advisor James Coon, who will discuss CPT and on-campus employment basics.

About Calvin Liu Navarro

Calvin Liu Navarro is currently a Technical Recruiter at LinkedIn, supporting experienced engineering hiring for U.S. offices. Calvin graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2017 and has been at LinkedIn since. Calvin says that he loves recruiting because it gives him the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds and to make an impact on their professional lives. His message to international students is: I know it's overwhelming to search for jobs, especially your first one post-college. I hope that I can share my experience with you, provide some insight from the other side, and help you feel more hopeful! 

Virtual Networking Panel

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 7:00-8:00 PM (PST)

Registration Required for Zoom Link

Networking (even virtually) is not only important to your job search but also critical to your long-term career growth. In this panel discussion, current SJSU students and alumni come together to discuss their experience at SJSU and share strategies for building your network.


Meet our panelists:

  • Utsav Jain is an alumnus of the M.S. Software Engineering program. Utsav is currently working as a DevOps Engineer at Corning Optical Communications.
  • Francine Li is a current undergraduate student in Business Analytics with a minor in Japanese. She is also the president of the Career Development Club at SJSU.
  • Payal Raj is a recent SJSU graduate with a Masters in Biotechnology (MBT). During her time at SJSU, she worked at Associated Students and was the recipient of the 2019 Louie Barozzi International Scholarship.
  • Mindy Trieu is a current graduate student in the MBA program. She is a Global Leader and an Advisory Board member at ISSS, helping us develop a new iSucceed mentorship program.
  • Alan Wong, Ph.D., is an SJSU alumnus, currently serving as the Director of Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies and Director of Business Development and External Relations for the College of Professional & Global Education. He has previously worked as a Technologist and Team Manager at Intel Corporation and has served as the president of the Corporate Asian American Employee Network.