Just for Our International Students – December Newsletter

YOU’RE ALMOST DONE WITH FALL 2020!

You made it! Few final exams, papers, and projects to go—or maybe you’ve already completed your fall semester. With so many things going on, we just wanted to leave you with a couple of reminders and tips of how the UCS can help you before your long Winter Break.

HAVE SPRING OR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN THE U.S.?
DON’T FORGET YOUR CPT APPLICATIONS!

How EXCITING! Congratulations! However, it’s IMPORTANT that as an international student, you don’t start your internship until you have successfully processed and received your CPT approval. Make sure you complete the CPT application process for your internship BEFORE you start that opportunity!

KISI INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS FOR SUMMER 2021

Kelley Institute for Social Impact (KISI) offers summer internships that provide the opportunity to use your business skills to create social change. All interns will work abroad (if travel allows); otherwise, all internships will transition to virtual work. Internship locations include Cape Coast, Ghana; Antigua, Guatemala; Lima, Peru; Johannesburg, South Africa; Madrid, Spain; and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Spend your summer addressing a social issue you’re passionate about and gaining business experience. Check out more information on the KISI website! Applications close on January 19, 2021.

USE YOUR WINTER BREAK WISELY—JOB/INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Haven’t secured a job/internship yet? Use your time-off from school wisely and continue to search for jobs and internships in the U.S., home country, and around the world for FREE at Passport Career and Lockin China as a Kelley student to do your own search.

SPRING 2021 RECRUITING? YES, IT’S HAPPENING VIRTUALLY!

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about spring recruiting. It’s still happening and a little later than usual. Check on Handshake for spring career fair dates and events!

STRESSED OUT? YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

IU CAPS offers free online chat sessions to help you navigate college and life from the comfort of your computer. You can also schedule to meet with Kelley Higgins, Assistant Director of Student Experience, to discuss individual needs/support, organizational consultation, or ideas in the areas of mental health and wellness, women’s and LGBTQ+ initiatives. She can also help you connect with resources if you’re not sure where to start or what you need!

HAVE CAREER-RELATED QUESTIONS? WANT TO PREPARE FOR SPRING RECRUITING? COME SEE US (VIRTUALLY, OF COURSE)!

You may be on break, but the UCS is virtually open to help you with all your career-related questions. Winter break is a great time to set up an appointment to meet with a Career Coach. Schedule an appointment directly on Handshake, drop in to the virtual front desk with no appointment between 10a.m. – 3p.m., Monday to Friday.

STAFF PICKS

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Job Search Board Resources
U.S. Job Search Tips for International Students
Sophomore Friendly Hiring List
International Friendly Hiring List

 

By Sara Ko-Ada
Sara Ko-Ada Associate Director of International Student Services Sara Ko-Ada