Career Readiness Program

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Career Readiness Program

The Career Readiness Program is a series of workshops and resources offered each term to encourage UO international students to start preparing, as a college student, for a future career. Early career preparation will give you the confidence and skills necessary to help you land a job once you complete your degree. 

Early career preparation can include one or more of the following:

  • Getting a job on campus
  • Getting an off-campus internship (paid or unpaid) during the summer vacation period
  • Learning about employment benefits for international students
  • Choosing or changing a major
  • Understanding the U.S. business culture and norms
  • Improving your business English language skills
  • Learning how to develop a resume (C.V.) which highlights your education, experience and skills
  • Learning how to interview for a job

Registration Required

Below is a schedule of workshops. You may be required to register for a workshop so follow the instructions carefully. Registration should be done at least one day in advance of the workshop you would like to attend. You will receive a workshop reminder and zoom link (if virtual) the day before the workshop.

Winter 2024 workshops

 

DATE

EVENT

location/more information

Week 3

January 23

12 - 3 p.m.

UO Part-Time Job and Work-Study Fair

Looking for a part-time job or want to learn more about work-study opportunities? Stop by the Part-Time Job & Work-Study Fair. 

Tykeson Hall Commons, 1st floor

MORE INFO

Week 3

January 24

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Resume Extravaganza! Drop-in Resume Review with Career & Peer Coaches

Hot chocolate and cookies with a side of resume! Did you know you can have some review your resume? Don't have a resume? Come learn how to make one. 

Tykeson Hall Commons, 1st floor

REGISTER HERE

Weeks 3

January 26

10 - 11 a.m.

How to Interview Workshop

Come learn how to interview for jobs and internships, and how to stand out as a candidate. 

Tykeson Hall 50P 

REGISTER HERE

 

Week 3

January 26

3 - 4 p.m.

Functional Cover Letter Writing for International Students Workshop

This is an introductory virtual workshop for international students interested in creating a function cover letter for U.S. employers. Bring any cover letter you are working on and any questions!

Virtual Workshop (register in link)

REGISTER HERE

Week 4

January 29

12 - 1 p.m.

 

Curious About Winter Career Fair and Internship Expo (Virtual Info Session)

Learn the ins and outs of navigating the in-person Winter Career and Internship Expo, updating your Handshake profile, researching employers, and how to present yourself authentically during the expo.

REGISTER HERE

Virtual Event

Week 4

January 30

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Work Authorization for International Students

Learn about the F regulations for working in the U.S. including off-campus practical training work authorization during your program and after graduation, including pathway to H1B and Permanent Residence.

REGISTER HERE

Zoom Link

Week 4

February 1

12 - 4 p.m.

Winter Career Fair and Internship Expo

Get curious about your future and make connections with cool employers! Over 70+ businesses, non-profits, and government agencies are on-campus and excited to share more with you about their organization and early career talent opportunities.  Bring your resume!

EMU Ballrooms

MORE INFO

Week 4

February 1

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

PREVIEW & TOUR: Winter Career Fair and Internship Expo

First Career & Internship Expo? Or just a little nervous? Come early and get a low-stress, behind-the-scenes look at how to navigate the expo and make a good first impression with employers. Bring a friend!

Expo officially starts at 12pm-4pm. Come at 11:15 to get the pre-tour!

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom/Maple Room

Week 5

February 7

3 - 4 p.m.

How to Use Career Resources on Campus

It’s not too early to strategize about your future career. Come learn about the many career preparation and professional development tools, resources, and hands-on guidance that the university has to offer, and that you are paying for with your tuition. Division of Graduate Studies

REGISTER HERE

Zoom Link