Date and Time: 1:30-7:00pm Friday, September 16, 2016

Location: Grand Ballroom, Festival Student and Conference Center

Parking: JMU attendees should park in their normal zones. Off-campus guests should park in the D3 parking lot

Directions: Get Google Maps directions to Festival Student and Conference Center:  

Session Schedule: 

1:30pm Welcome and Overview

1:45pm Optional Practical Training Session: Learn how to work on your student visa after graduation by applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Session objectives: 

  • Identify when to apply for OPT
  • Be able to summarize the OPT application process 

Presenter: Marlee Meikrantz, International Student and Scholar Services

2:55pm Tips for Writing Effective Resumes: Create an effective US style resume. Session objectives:

  • Describe the differences between a US resume and non-US resume
  • Identify resume writing resources 

Presenter: Venus Miller, Career & Academic Planning  

3:10pm The Job Search Deal: Understand how to use the many resources JMU has to offer to search for jobs. Session objectives:

  • Learn how to identify and use job and internship search resources
  • Predict common US interview questions and etiquette 

Presenter: Venus Miller, Career & Academic Planning

4:30pm The Work Visa Session: Learn about the process for obtaining a work visa in the US. Session objectives:

  • Be able to summarize the typical process for obtaining a work visa after graduation
  • Identify multiple work visa options

Presenters: David Gluckman and Jonathan Moore, Attorneys, Immigration Practice Group, McCandlish Holton Law Firm

6:00pm JMU International Alumni Panel: Listen to the experiences of international alumni who are living and working in the US and ask your own questions. 



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