The Skyline College International Student Program (ISP) and the Career Services Center held an Employment Information and Resume Writing Workshop for international students on February 15, 2018. This event was designed to inform international students about the various employment opportunities on and off campus, and explain how they can pursue them in the US. The event was well attended, and included students from various majors and career goals.
The students in attendance sat for an hour and a half taking notes on how to get employment on and off campus, the technicalities of the OPT and CPT opportunities available to international students, and valuable information on how to write a resume. Students had the chance to hear from one of the Career Center’s student assistants, Meng Ma, who has first-hand experience on the subject. It was an eye opening experience for many international students because U.S. employment practices are very different from what they knew from their home countries. The Career Center staff was eager to answer questions that the students had as well as make them aware of the different resources that the Career Center has to offer such as resume writing, interview practice, etc.
The event was very informative and students received information and resources that will be very beneficial throughout their college careers.
ISP will continue to conduct events and workshops to improve the services offered to its students and the entire Skyline College community. If you are interested in learning more about future ISP programs and events, contact ISP office at email@example.com.
Article by Naledi Mthembu | Photo by Chikako Walker