WHY YOU? The Question You Must Answer for Employer Sponsorship

The author of The International Advantage Gets Noticed. Get Hired! Marcelo Barros has helped hundreds of business international students secure quality employment in the U.S. Despite the current tough visa reality international students have to deal with, through his work with a variety of different universities in the U.S Marcelo continues to see international students beat the odds and secure U.S employment. Drawing on the content from his book and his unique professional experiences, in the..Read more

Marcelo Barros ( PRESENTER BIO )

Success Stories

It is difficult to secure an H1-B job, but it is certainly not impossible. Learn from those who did it. Our panel of successful MS graduates with H1-B jobs will discuss what they learned during the job search process, why they were successful, and what they would do differently if they had to start the job search process all over again. This panel will also explore the main career areas international students are typically interested in, including finance, consulting, and marketing, and provide..Read more

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How to Build Your Target Employer List

Building a target list is a key step one in developing your job search plan and provides focus for your networking. People involved in sales use prospect lists. These lists contain company names and contact information for people who MAY be interested in the product or service they are promoting. We’ll call these target companies. In your case, these target companies would potentially need your skills or expertise. Answer these questions to help you determine who your target companies..Read more

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Viveka von Rosen ( PRESENTER BIO )

Work Visa Options For Foreign Business School Graduates

Many students and employers are confused about work visa options available for international students graduating from U.S. universities. This session will provide a straightforward explanation from an immigration attorney of the most common work visas available, focusing on F-1 Optional Practical Training and the H1B. Topics will include the H1B quota, timing of H1B filings, costs of the process and how to approach employers about H1B sponsorship. You Will Learn: How the H1B quota..Read more

Dobrina Dobreva Ustun ( PRESENTER BIO )

Networking On LinkedIn

How to find great contacts, invite contacts to connect and communicate with new contacts after an initial invitation is accepted. All five videos contain scripts to use for your communications. Each of the five videos in under 10 minutes .

1. How to Search for Good Contacts
2. How to Find Alumni
3. Find Contacts Through Groups
4. Inviting New Contacts to Connect
5. Communicate with New Contacts
Viveka von Rosen ( PRESENTER BIO )

Networking Meetings

Networking in the U.S., unlike in other countries, is not about your family connections or about being slick and smooth in your interactions. Rather it is about forging personal relationships through short and meaningful face-to-face or telephone meetings. In three short videos, learn the formula of a professional discussion that will lead to securing evangelists who open doors for you in your job search.

1. 20-Minute Networking Meeting: Overview
2. 20-Minute Networking Meeting: 5-Step Structure
3. 20-Minute Networking Meeting: Mock Meeting
Nathan Perez ( PRESENTER BIO )

U.S Business Communications

Have you ever wondered what it is meant to be a strong communicator? Do you ever feel uncomfortable meeting people for the first time? Do you run out of things to say while carrying on conversations? These things have happened to all of us but this crash course in American Social Savvy will give you the tools to feel comfortable every time you meet someone. American employers are always looking for candidates with strong communication skills. You can be a strong communicator and have an accent...Read more

Matthew Vendryes ( PRESENTER BIO )

Powerful Cover Letters: What Do They Look Like and Do I Even Need One? How to Get Response to Your Email

Email can easily cause misunderstandings, leading to compromised business relationships and lost job opportunities, especially when crossing international and organizational cultures. This webinar focuses on crafting emails that get to the point while respecting your readers to ensure you make the best possible impression through your writing and achieve the results you want. Issues of linguistic etiquette receive close attention during this hour. You will learn to: Master the unique..Read more

Ross Macpherson ( PRESENTER BIO )
Hannah Morgan ( PRESENTER BIO )

Successful Interview Strategies

Preparing for an interview is overwhelming for international students. You probably have one or more of these common fears: How can I fully express myself in English? Where do I start? How do I introduce myself? It’s impossible to remember everything on my resume. What if I forget a point? How detailed should my answer be? I don’t have any U.S. work experience. What are my employment strengths relative to others? What if I am asked a question, not on my resume? What kind of..Read more


What do U.S. Employers Look for When Recruiting Business School Grads?

Many international students come from environments where the hiring criteria are objective. If you have good grades, placed in the top 10% of your class, and pass a test an employer gives you when they come to your university, you are likely to receive a job offer. Business school recruitment seems to be VERY different in the U.S. Good grades are not enough and even not that important to some. Instead, many U.S. employers talk about fit, emotional intelligence, soft skills, social skills,..Read more

Paul Allaire ( PRESENTER BIO )
Rebecca Shark ( PRESENTER BIO )