Just for Our International Students – December Newsletter

ADIEU FALL 2021!

What a semester it has been! 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.

KEEP CALM AND BALANCE ON!

We know it’s the last busy stretch for all of you! Take a break from the stress of final projects and exams and celebrate everything you’ve accomplished already this semester this Kelley Balance Week (December 6 – 9, 2021)! Check out the full list of Balance Week Events for complete details.

COME STUDY IN OUR SPACE (ALSO, FREE COFFEE!)

Quiet spaces can be hard to come by this time of the semester. Come study in our Prebys Career Center next week (Dec. 6 – 10) 9a.m. – 4p.m. We have FREE COFFEE available for that extra boost of caffeine too!

 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!

 USE YOUR WINTER BREAK WISELY—JOB/INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Want to continue searching for internship/job opportunities right for you? 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 2022 RECRUITING? YES, IT’S HAPPENING!

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about spring recruiting. Yes, it’s happening in a mix of in-person and virtual settings. Always check on Handshake for details and to register for spring career fairs and events! Here are some key dates you can mark on your calendars NOW!

  • Kelley Spring Career Fair (Virtual) – Monday, Jan. 24, 2022
  • Kelley Spring Employer Networking Nights (ENNs)
    • Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 (Virtual)
    • Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 (In-person)
    • Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 (Virtual)
    • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2022 (In-person)

 GET NOTICED BY EMPLOYERS THROUGH RESUME BOOKS

Just having your resume on your Handshake profile does NOT mean your resume will always be available for interested employers. You want to be included in our resume books so our Office can make these available to employers at their request. A resume book is a digital compilation of students’ resumes, by major and graduation year, and it makes it easier for our Office to promote YOU to our employers. These will help you to become more noticeable to companies so follow these steps to be included in our resume books!

HAVE QUESTIONS? WE’RE HERE!
ONE-ON-ONE COACHING AND DROP-IN COACHING AVAILABLE

Last-minute career questions before you close out fall semester? We’re here for one-on-one coaching and no-appointment-needed drop-in coaching! Make your one-on-one coaching appointments on Handshake (for in-person or virtual appointments) and for drop-ins, just stop by our Prebys Career Center lobby Monday through Friday, 10a.m. – 3p.m.

 RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT DURING WINTER BREAK

 

By Sara Ko-Ada
Sara Ko-Ada Associate Director of Student Services & Career Coach