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International Career Conference

International Career Conference: Global Connections in a Changing World
November 12th, 2016
Campion Student Center 
Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, Office of International Student Services, Career Development Center,
Adult Student Life, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Do you want to start a career in an international environment? Do you want to receive more information from multinational companies about their recruitment criteria? Do you want to go abroad again after graduation? Are you an international student and don’t know how to start your career in the U.S.?
Join us for the start of International Education Week and the second annual International Career Conference at Saint Joseph's University! This day is designed to give SJU students a wide perspective on the global landscape; including international careers, what they entail and how to pursue their desired global career path. During the day, students and young alumni can hear from alumni and companies who offer opportunities in and perspectives on working in a multicultural environment in a global world. The day will conclude with the opportunity to network with guest panelists. Panelists represent a wide variety of industries including healthcare, education, non-profit, business, IT, and more.


Registration fee is $10 online, and $15 at the door.
After registering, please print and/or save your confirmation to show proof of registration on the day of the event. 


Lunch included in registration. Each registrant will receive a folder upon arrival containing various resources and handouts. 
Business Casual encouraged.


Conference Schedule
  • Registration*: 9:00am-9:30am
  • Introduction to Networking: 9:30am – 10:15am
  • Session I: 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Session II: 11:45am – 12:45pm
  • Break/lunch*: 12:45pm – 1:15pm
  • Session III: 1:15pm – 2:15pm
  • Wrap-up, Evaluations & Networking, cont.*: 2:15pm-3:00pm
* Resume reviews and LinkedIn profile reviews, specific to international employment will be offered at these times by the Center for Career Development. Please be sure to bring a copy of your resume! 

2016 International Career Conference Sessions
Welcome & Networking Session
Welcome: Lisa Hansinger, Career Development Center, Saint Joseph's University
Networking: Trish Shafer, Executive Director, Career Development Center, Saint Joseph’s University             

Session I: Tips from Employers
Panelists: Eric Patton, Christina Wist '13, Nick Roydhouse '06 '15, Jenn Prevoznik '10
This session will feature U.S. employers who have experience in the recruiting process.   They will provide useful tips about the job search process, including what an employer looks for in a resume and during an interview.

Session II: US Immigration & Employment: Building Effective Strategies for Short & Long Term Employment in the US
Panelists: Emily M. Cohen, Esq., Immigration Attorney
This session is designed to help students understand employment-based immigration matters before entering the job market. The session will cover work-related non-immigrant visas and immigrant visas, interview tips, and critical timing issues related to OPT, the H-1 cap and visa availability.  It will also cover immigration opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs including information on the new proposed International Entrepreneur Parole Rule. There will also be time for Q & A.   

Session I: Going Global
Panelists: Angela Acuna '11, Andrew McNamara '10, Joanna Savides
This session will offer insight into the international experiences the panelists have engaged in and how you too can turn the experiences you have into skills an employer is seeking.

Session II: Work, Teach & Volunteer Abroad 
Panelists: Patrick McGettigan, Dana Minigone '15, Rosanna DeFillipo '15
This session will provide attendees with knowledge of the ways in which they can volunteer or teach abroad, including why one might want to volunteer or teach and helpful resources for finding opportunities

Session III: International Fellowships & Research
Panelists: Sayed Mohsen Sabibzada, Mary Brigh Lavery '17,  Dr. Mark Reynolds
This session will feature the U.S. State Department Fulbright Program through various stages of application & award in an effort to highlight international fellowships and research opportunities. 

Session III: International Alumni Experiences 
Panelists: Ilze Gotfrida' 16, Prasanna Ravikumar '16, Jiayi Shi '14

This session will focus on getting a job in the U.S. as an international student from the perspective of those who have successfully been through the process.

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