Support from family, friends, and coworkers has played an important role in Anushka’s job search. She fears that her sense of belongingness and family-like work culture will go away once she leaves her current role.
Identifying your goals, long-term and short-term may help you understand what you want in a career. Although Vu wants to network, she feels her shy personality may get in the way of that sometimes, as well as her cultural differences.
Coco Zhu is a student at Seattle Pacific University, who considers herself trapped in China by restrictive visa laws. Zhu hopes to get to America as soon as possible, where she is confident she’ll make friends, but is still unsure about how she’ll manage the OPT process.
Finding a job while in school, versus after graduating has been more challenging than Tenefrancia anticipated. Talking to employers about sponsorship options have also posed frustration, as job postings appear to be misleading. In this blog post, Tenefrancia shares how employers and company websites can improve their career pages to maximize employment opportunities for international students like herself.
Anh Vu is an example of success. His journey from being an international student from Vietnam, all the way to a recruiting coordinator at Amazon, should give all international students hope for the future.
Many people think the stock market is gambling, but for Nhi Nguyen it’s the key to her future. Find out how a young international student turned her love for analytics into an opportunity for success in America.
Some companies refuse to hire international students because of misconceptions about how difficult it is to go through the hiring process. It’s hard to navigate internship sites and find jobs accepting international students. Still, Johnny believes in the American dream.
Given Tanri has lived in the US for 10 years. He came here with his father, who entered the country to attend Wheaton College in Chicago. When his family went back to Indonesia, Tanri stayed, and he’s been chasing the American dream ever since.
If networking still gives you anxiety, try looking at it as a way to see how you can help others, rather than going in with the goal to secure employment. Being able to reach out, be friends with the people you are networking with, and actively continuing the relationship will attract opportunities you wouldn’t be able to see coming.
With the school year coming around the corner, many of us will likely be taking a mix
of online and in-person lectures to accommodate the concerns and guidelines around
COVID-19. If you had trouble staying focused during the last quarter/semester, here are
three tips you may try for navigating school work at home.