Just for Our International Students – May Newsletter

GOODBYE SPRING SEMESTER, HELLO SUMMER!

Where has the time gone?! Friday is the last day of spring semester, but did you know? Our Office is open ALL SUMMER LONG! Plus, Handshake is always available with hundreds of internships and full-time jobs you can continue to apply! Don’t forget to get in touch with us for any career-related questions and to start preparing for fall recruiting! Most importantly, make sure you enjoy your well-earned summer break!

HAVE AN INTERNSHIP, JOB, OR GRADUATE SCHOOL LINED UP?

CONGRATULATIONS! If you haven’t already, please report your offer on our website then come by the Prebys Career Center TOMORROW (May 7) (10a.m. – 3p.m.) to pick up your FREE “Kelley Hired” swag (choose from a t-shirt, baseball cap, or bistro mug) and show that off on social media and tag @KelleyUCS #KelleyHired

DON’T FORGET ABOUT CPT FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP IN THE U.S.

Do you have a summer internship lined up here in the U.S.? International students MUST HAVE U.S. government authorization to intern/work outside the university. The CPT process can take up to four (4) weeks! Learn more on how you can get this process started as soon as possible!

SUMMER TO-DO LIST 1: NETWORK

Are you familiar with the phrase “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”? As simple as it sounds, it highlights the importance of networking! Summer is a great time for you to start creating, building, and maintaining your personal and professional contacts and networks. Start with your family and friends—do any of them work in a company or industry you might be interested in? Utilize our NETWORKING RESOURCE (Global Networking, Informational Interviewing, Kelley Alumni, and MORE!) to help you get started!

SUMMER TO-DO LIST 2: RESEARCH

Unsure what kind of majors, careers, and companies you might be interested in? Use your summer wisely by doing some research on majors offered at Kelley via our Career Insights tab, career paths you might find interesting, and companies (we also have our International Friendly Hiring List) you can consider!

SUMMER TO-DO LIST 3: PREPARE

Summer break might feel long, but it goes by FAST! Start preparing for fall recruiting EARLY so you are calm, collected, and confident to take on the busy recruiting period! You have FULL ACCESS to our workshop videos covering everything from career fair prep to interview prep.

LOOKING FOR JOBS/INTERNSHIPS IN CHINA THIS SUMMER? ACCESS LOCKIN CHINA-IU PORTAL!

More global opportunities for our Kelley students! Find out about various jobs and internship positions being offered in China, as well as helpful tips to better understand the Chinese work environment, top Chinese employers, job search prep, and much more for FREE on Lockin China.

DOING YOUR OWN JOB/INTERNSHIP SEARCH?

Interested in jobs and internships in the U.S. and globally? It’s FREE to use Passport Career to look for opportunities beyond Handshake!

WE’RE VIRTUALLY OPEN IN THE SUMMER!

Career-related questions during the summer break? No problem! We available ONLINE for career coaching appointments. Schedule an appointment directly on Handshake or email us at KelleyUCS@iu.edu to get in touch with a career coach!

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