333rd INTLconnect Newsletter- April 13, 2023
- Dr. Pankaj Desai, Senior Assistant Director for Inclusion Initiatives at The Career Center at Illinois (email@example.com)
- Shoptorshi Rahman, Pre-professional Graduate Assistant at The Career Center at Illinois (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hello INTLconnect Members,
You are reading the 333rd issue of The Career Center’s INTLconnect Newsletter. This weekly newsletter covers career-related information for international students of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For regular career resources for international students, visit https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/INTLconnect. If you want to connect with international alumni, join INTLconnect at Illinois LinkedIn group. To view previous newsletters, visit the Newsletter Blog. Do you know that we are on Instagram now? Follow us on Instagram @uiucINTLcareers to get information on all the INTLevents and career development opportunities. Join us on LinkedIn - the largest group for UIUC international students and alumni on LinkedIn! Share this newsletter with friends. If you want to unsubscribe from this newsletter, click here.
Global Professional Spotlight Series: Meta and Google Focus (Virtual)
Friday, April 14, Noon- 1:00 pm CDT. RSVP on Handshake. The Global Professional Spotlight Series of workshops focuses on the transition of an international student from being an international student to a professional in the U.S. The series is designed to help students understand the journey of other international students who have been absorbed into the U.S. workforce. This series will help international students understand the global professional’s job search process. This series spotlights a career field and helps students understand the field and its opportunities from the perspective of a working professional.
The audience would also have the opportunity to interact with the guest and ask their questions. We will connect with Shardul Natu and Abhishek Sharma. Abhishek Sharma is a Computer Engineer turned Software Engineer. He started as a Computer Engineer working on semiconductor chips for computing and cryptography, before transitioning into a Software Engineering role working on technology powering Privacy at Meta. Shardul currently works as a software engineer building data infrastructure for ML teams at Google. He has also worked at Amazon building a music certification system for Alexa devices and at FactSet as an engineer on the core infrastructure team
Mock Interviewing for International Students
Friday, April 14, 5:30 - 7:00 pm CDT. RSVP on Handshake. Join us to practice your mock interview skills for your job interview opportunities on April 14th from 5:30-7 pm! The online interview event will be conducted fully online, using zoom to allow students to participate remotely. The online interview event is open to all college students, regardless of their major or background. The event is designed to provide a valuable learning experience for students who are preparing to excel in their job interviews. Upon joining the event, each student will be paired with a navigator who will guide them through the mock interview process. During the event, students will have the opportunity to practice their interview skills by answering mock interview questions in a one-on-one setting for about 15 minutes. The navigator will provide feedback and guidance to help students improve their responses and prepare for future interviews.
Attend to the Spring 2023 International Student Career Series (ISCS)!!
Throughout the school year, the Career Center is offering a series of standalone workshops that are designed specifically to help international students with career readiness and job/internship preparation. Check out the Career Center event calendar to learn more. To learn more about all INTL programs, visit here: https://linktr.ee/INTLconnect
The Career Center Spring 2023 Event Calendar for International Students
Mark your calendar for the upcoming events in Spring 2023 exclusively geared towards our international students on campus. Further details and RSVP link will be posted soon on Handshake. To learn more about all INTL programs, visit here: https://linktr.ee/INTLconnect. For questions, please reach out to Dr. Pankaj Desai - Assistant Director for International Student Career Development at The Career Center at email@example.com.
Other Events/Resources/Job Opportunities
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month
APIDA celebrates the collective accomplishments of the heterogeneous communities that make up the APIDA population. Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian American Heritage Week during the first week of May. This date was chosen because two important anniversaries occurred during this time: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (by many Chinese laborers) on May 10, 1869. It was later expanded from a week long to a month long celebration in 1990. Since then, the month of May has been designated as national APIDA Heritage Month, similar to monthly celebrations like Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. However, because of Illinois’s academic calendar, we typically celebrate APIDA Heritage month on campus during April.
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