The Skyline College International Student Program and the Career Services Center hosted an employment workshop for international students. More than 30 international students attended the workshop. The event was held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Multicultural Center.
Chikako Walker, the ISP Program Services Coordinator, advised the students on the differences between on and off-campus job opportunities and internships. International student panelists who currently have jobs on campus were able to offer further insight. The student panelists shared how they were able to find jobs and went into detail about what their current positions entail.
Representatives from the Career Services Center, Michele Haggar and Lavinia Zanassi, spoke about the services offered and provided to Skyline College students. They explained how students are able to receive assistance in choosing a profession and the steps they can take toward success in their individual career paths. Skyline College alumnus and current professor Andrew Dai closed off the event by providing information about an H-1B application, a type of visa international students can apply for after schooling is complete. This workshop assisted in clarifying employment processes for our international students and equipped them with the information they needed.
ISP will continue to provide international and cultural programs and events for Skyline College students, faculty, and staff members as well as the greater Skyline College community. Please refer to the ISP website for the most up to date information regarding upcoming events: www.skylinecollege.edu/international/
Article by Naledi Mthembu | Photo by Chikako Walker