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International Student Career Week

Get a jump start on your career in the United States during International Student Career Week. Each spring the Office of International Services collaborates with campus partners to host a series of career-themed events focused on the specific needs and perspectives of international students.


Join the Office of International Services and campus partners for International Student Career Week 2019! Registration is required for most events and seating is limited. Please see each individual event listing for details.


Monday, March 18

Navigating a Career Fair for International Students
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison, Conference Room A
Join UIC Career Services Executive Director, Thy Nguyen, as he explains how to maximize your time at a career fair. Special considerations for international students will also be discussed.

Register online by Friday, March 15, 3:00 p.m. Seats are limited.

 

Tuesday, March 19

OPT to H-1B: Navigating the Immigration Transition from International Student to Employee
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison, Conference Room A
Office of International Services advisors explain the basic purpose, eligibility and application process for the H-1B work visa. A discussion about the transition from OPT to H-1B will also be included.

Register online by Monday, March 18, 3:00 p.m. Seats are limited.

 
Wednesday, March 20

Difficult Conversations with Employers: When to Bring Up Immigration Sponsorship and How
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison, Conference Room A
Advisors from Career Services and the Office of International Services discuss how to best introduce the topic of visa sponsorship in the hiring process.

Register online by Tuesday, March 19, 3:00 p.m. Seats are limited.

Thursday, March 21

All Majors Career Fair
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Illinois Room
Attend UIC’s largest career fair featuring employers from various industries. This event is organized by Career Services and will feature Pop-Up CPT & OPT advising by the Office of International Services.

Find more information on the Career Services website.

Friday, March 22

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison, Conference Room A
First step workshop for F-1 students interested in applying for U.S. work authorization after graduation.

Find more information on the OIS events calendar.

Tax Workshop for International Students, Exchange Visitors and Employees
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Cardinal Room
Local tax professionals provide a basic overview of non-resident tax obligations and filing processes. This workshop is general in focus and not intended to provide one-on-one tax preparation services or advice.

Register Online. Seats are limited.