To register for the 2013 International Student Career Day, please complete the questionnaire at the link below by January 22, 2013!
DON'T FORGET TO DRESS BUSINESS CASUAL!
International Career Day Schedule
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early!
2:00pm OPT Session: If this is your last semester, make sure to attend this session to learn about the Optional Practical Training (OPT) process. Presenter: Gina Kudrav, OIP-ISSS Office
2:30pm Resume Writing: Learn the fundamental components of writing a resume. Learn how to tailor your resume to market yourself. Presenter: De’Shay Turner, Career & Academic Advising
3:00pm Graduate School Opportunities: Finding the right graduate program can be a big challenge. This session will help you find the right program and how to navigate the admissions process while maintaining legal status. Presenter: Mary Morsch; Gina Kudrav, OIP-ISSS Office
3:30pm The Job Search Deal: Learn about the process of searching for and obtaining a job or internship; identify the key components you need and prepare yourself as you begin this process.Presenters: De’Shay Turner, Career & Academic Planning
4:00pm The Work Visa: Obtaining a work visa is not a simple process. You need to take a lot of factors into consideration including planning. Presenters: David E. Gluckman and Jonathan Moore, Associate Attorneys- Immigration Practice Group
5:30pm Alumni Panel: Like you, these panelists were international students (at JMU) who went through the job search and immigration ordeal. Come listen to what worked for them and what did not. Panelists: Sufi Nawaz, Ernest Mougoue, and Satoko Odagawa
6:30pm Rotary Club Networking Dinner: Meet with Rotarians (in executive positions), learn about their profession, network with them, and enjoy a free dinner! Dress to impress! (Festival, Highlands Room)
From I-81 take Exit 245 (Port Republic Rd.). At the top of the exit ramp, go West toward Harrisonburg and immediately get in the far right lane. The campus entrance via Bluestone Drive is your first RIGHT. Pass Newman Lake and Bridgeforth Stadium on your left. Take your next RIGHT onto Carrier Drive and cross over I-81. After you pass a tall white modern building (the East Campus Library) on the right hand side, the next building on your right is the Festival Conference and Student Center.
No permit is necessary. Just be sure to park in the D3 lot (as indicated on the map).
A full campus map can be obtained here