Just for Our International Students – September Newsletter

Welcome Kelley International Students!

Now that you have walked around our beautiful campus and worn your Kelley swag a few times – we want to remind you that you are now part of the amazing Kelley family! Indeed, as you make your way through the semester, remember that many of us were in your shoes before and we are here to support you!

UCS Peer Coaches’ Tips

Be confident in your cultural experience and understand the value that your unique background provides to each and every organization

  • If you need help explaining your background clearly, consider meeting with a Career Coach at the UCS
  • Don’t be afraid to dive into your business and/or personal interests such as favorite shows, music, fashion, why you chose IU, etc . . . we want to get to know you for you!

Check out Kelley Student Organizations such as business fraternities, workshops, and more.

  • Recruitment for many organizations begins early in the semester; check out social media pages and advertisements around Kelley!
  • Be comfortable speaking to members in these organizations from all backgrounds – they are just as interested in meeting you as you are to meet them!

Reach out to your professors and TAs at the beginning of the semester to establish and build a relationship with them!

  • Utilize office hours to continue developing your relationships!

All fellow domestic students going through the process also feel nervous and anxious

  • Members of the organizations are trying to get to know you just as much as you are trying to get to know the organization itself.

Your action steps for this month:

  • Depending on your academic standing, use this action plan to plan your career development and job search.
  • If you are Junior or Senior log-in to Handshake, complete your profile, upload your most recent resume, make your profile public, and start registering for information sessions, networking nights, and career fairs that are coming up!
  • Learn your employability options!

September Key Dates:

Login to Handshake for a complete listing of all UCS related events.

K2C – Career Fair + Interview Prep: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 12:30pm – 1pm, In-person

Kelley Employer Networking Night: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6pm – 8pm, Virtual

IUB Career Fair Success for International Students: Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:30am – 12pm, Virtual

Kelley Fall 2022 Career Fair Day 1: Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 2pm – 7pm, Virtual

K2C – Career Fair Recap + Interview Prep: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12:30pm – 1pm, In-person

Kelley Fall 2022 Career Fair Day 2: Friday, September 16, 2022, 1pm – 6pm, Virtual

Kelley Lunch & Learn Career Highlight Series | Careers in Finance – Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 12pm – 2pm, In-person

Kelley Employer Networking Night: Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 6pm – 8pm, In-person

K2C – Interviews are Coming Up? We got You!: Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 12:30pm – 1pm, Instagram

K2GC – From the Employers Perspective: International Students Recruiting Success: Friday, September 23, 2022, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Virtual

Helpful Resources

Networking – What, Why, Where?

Recruiting Timeline and Action Plan

Sophomore Friendly Hiring List

International Friendly Hiring List

Interview Prep Workbook

By Irena Otten
Irena Otten Associate Director of International Student Services & Career Coach