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.

spring 2024 workshops



location/more information

Week 4

April 23

3 - 4 p.m.

Career Success Stories: International Student Alumni Panel

Hear from international student alumni on tips for finding a job and other career readiness advice.



Week 5

May 3

4 - 5 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.


Week 6

May 7

4-5 p.m.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop for Summer 2024

Learn about the CPT regulations and application process to apply for off-campus work authorization.