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.

For OPT/CPT Workshops, please visit our F-1 Employment Workshops page.

 

Spring 2022 Workshop Series

 

Polish your Professional Pitch

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 PM (PT)

Registration Required for Zoom Link

Drop in for hands-on practice giving your professional pitch, and feel polished and confident going into those upcoming Job Fairs! You'll have an opportunity to practice your pitch with SJSU staff in small breakout rooms. Participants should come prepared with a draft of their professional pitch. Access this worksheet with your sjsu.edu login to draft your pitch before attending the workshop.

 

Work Visas Made Easy: Practical Answers to Work Visas in the U.S.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 4:00-5:30 PM (PT)

Registration Required for Zoom Link

ISSS is hosting a virtual seminar on work visas for international students who wish to stay and work in the United States after graduation. The presenter is David Gluckman, an experienced immigration attorney who represents companies all over the U.S., processing work visas and green cards for international employees. Topics he will discuss include Optional Practical Training, STEM extensions, H-1B visas (including the new electronic registration process), and other common work-visa options used by U.S. employers to hire international grads. He will also discuss issues regarding permanent-resident green cards for those who may qualify. There will be time for one-on-one questions and answers following the session.

 

SJSU International Student & Alumni Panel: Career Development through the Pandemic & Beyond

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 5:00-6:00 PM (PT)

Registration Required for Zoom Link

SJSU International Student & Alumni share about the challenges and successes in searching for and finding internships and jobs through the pandemic. The panel will also discuss what it's like working during the COVID-19 years, and share their tips on the job search process, networking, and career development as a former international student.

Meet our panelists!

 

Gearing up to Graduate: Career Tips and Resources for Graduating International Students

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 4:00-5:00 PM (PT)

Registration Required for Zoom Link

Graduating is exciting, but as an international student on post-completion OPT, finding a job within your grace period can be stressful. Not to worry! ISSS, the Career Center, and CAPS are pleased to partner on this special event, where we'll cover basic immigration guidance; job search trends, tips, and resources; and strategies for managing all the stress that comes along with it!