Career Readiness Program for International Students

The Career Readiness Program is a series of workshops and resources offered each term to encourage 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 is Required

Below is a schedule of workshops. You must register 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 2023 workshops

Week 2

Thursday, January 19

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Intro to College Career Readiness

What international students can do early on to prepare for their career. 

Workshop is In-Person


Week 3

Wednesday, January 25

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Career Success Stories: International Student Alumni Panel (Virtual)

Interested in working in the U.S. after graduation but not sure how to best prepare yourself? This panel discussion will be a great place for you to hear the success stories, challenges, and tips from UO alumni who have already been working on OPT, STEM OPT, and beyond.

Workshop is Virtual


Week 3

Thursday, January 26

1:00 - 2:00 pm

How to: Resume Writing for International Students

This is an introductory workshop for international students interested in creating a U.S.-style resume with University Career Center's Career Readiness Coach, Theresa Cuenca. Register in Handshake for Zoom link!

Workshop is Virtual


Week 3

Friday, January 27

4:30 - 5:30 pm

U.S. Work Authorization for International Students (Virtual)

Learn about the immigration regulations for F-1 and J-1 international students for on and off-campus work authorization, including Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), and Academic Training (AT). We will also touch briefly on pathways to H1B and Permanent Resident status. 

Workshop is Virtual


Week 3 & 4

January 27 - February 3


Winter Career Readiness Week (In-Person and Virtual)

Find daily ways to engage your career curiosity with workshops, alumni panels, career chats, and the Career & Internship Expo that will help you develop skills and connections on the road to career readiness. University Career Center

Events Schedule

Virtual offerings are accessed through Handshake

Week 4

Thursday, February 2

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Career & Internship Expo PREVIEW & TOUR

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! No RSVP required, just show up!

EMU Ballroom/Maple Room


Week 8

Thursday, March 2

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Career Readiness: Make Connections Today! (Virtual)

Networking and gaining an internship should be essential aspects in building your career. Learn a few easy techniques using resources you already have access to, and explore how you can use them to help you find your next job or internship. 

Workshop is Virtual


Week 4

Thursday, February 2

12:00 - 4:00 pm

UO Winter Career and Internship Expo (In-Person)

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 Ballroom | 12 - 4 pm


 Additional Career Resources

  Career Readiness Roadmap    Leadership & Service    Personal Development Coaching 

  Conflict Coaching     Job & Internship Search    SuperStrong Assessment 

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