Employment Workshop for International Students

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the International Student Program (ISP) and the Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development Division (SPWD) collaborated to host an employment workshop for international students currently attending Skyline College. Hosted in a HyFlex modality to allow students flexibility, the purpose of the event was to educate international students on U.S. employment practices as well as to review employment-specific regulations for F-1 international students.

 

ISP advisors Clair Yeo-Sugajski and Chikako Walker went over the basics of immigration regulations for international students, the types of employment they are allowed to engage in and how to apply for work authorization. Following the ISP presentation, SPWD Program Services Coordinators Brittney Sneed and Derek Allenby reviewed a sample resume with the students, focusing on some key elements and tips for an American style resume. They also introduced a wide variety of services and resources designed to assist students in landing their dream job and to meet their individual academic and career goals.

 

It was an eye-opening experience for many students in attendance because employment practices are often very different in their home countries. The workshop helped them to be better informed and prepared for their future employment and career endeavors.

 

Special gratitude to SPWD for sharing their information and resources! This event would not have been possible without their support.

 

ISP provides services and programs for international students and the entire Skyline College community. If you are interested in learning more about future ISP programs and events, contact ISP office at skyinternational@smccd.edu.

 

Article by Chikako Walker | Flyer by Lasheana Dilian Husni

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