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This Week at SI-CDO - Monday, January 24, 2011

In this Edition
Workshops/Programs
Other Events on Campus
RSVP for Upcoming Events
Walk-in Hours for the Week
Did You Know?

Workshops/Programs
Federal Careers/Job Search Panel Session
Tuesday, January 25
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
3100 North Quad

Professionals from a variety of Federal careers will discuss their own career pathways, federal opportunities and outlook, agency trends, federal job search process, and anything else you would like to know about a federal career. Information shared today will cross over all specializations. This is not a specialization-specific panel. It will be relevant to any and all SI students interested in a federal career! The last part of the program will be an opportunity for students to network with the panelists. So come prepared to ask questions and interact!

The panel session will take place from 11:30-12:30, and will be followed by a networking/mixer with the panelists from 12:30-1:00. Light refreshments will be provided. Sign up is required!

Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Tuesday, January 25
12:00-1:00 p.m.
2245 North Quad

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to write and utilize a well-written and formatted cover letter. The main components of a cover letter will be included, including tips on how to tailor a cover letter and make it catch the eye of an employer.

US Job Search for International Students
Wednesday, January 26
12:00-1:00 p.m.
2245 North Quad

UM International Center and UM SI-Career Development Office staff will collaboratively present on job search strategies for international students. An International Center advisor will discuss U.S. work authorization topics for students in F-1 and J-1 status, including internship (CPT) and post-graduate (OPT) authorization. SI Career Development staff will discuss key elements of a strong internship recruiting strategy for international students.

Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia Summer Internship Information Session
Thursday, January 27
12:00-1:00 p.m.
3356 North Quad

Gadjah Mada University is one of Indonesia’s premier universities, situated in the Central Javanese city of Yogyakarta. Yogya, as it’s called, is a very comfortable, bustling, culturally fascinating university city, and a great place for foreign students and visitors to spend time. Mbak Nur Cahyati Wahyuni (“Cahya,” pronounced Chai-yah) is on the staff of their library’s American Corner, one of 11 or so centers set up in university libraries across Indonesia by the US Embassy in Jakarta. The UM Center for Southeast Asian Studies has been working with Mbak Cahya for about four years now on various small projects.

Cahya is seeking SI students to work as summer interns at the library at Gadjah Mada. The library is open to working with SI students depending on their interests. Two SI students worked on with the GMU library last summer.

Kate Wright, Academic Affairs Program Manager at the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at the UM International Institute, will be at North Quad on Thursday, January 27 to talk about internship opportunities. If you are interested in learning more, please plan to attend and RSVP by responding to kkowatch@umich.edu .

If you cannot attend but are interested, please also contact kkowatch@umich.edu.

Social Networking and Your Job Search
Friday, January 28
12:00-1:00 p.m.
2245 North Quad

Gain a new perspective on how to create and maintain an effective online presence in the social networking realm. Learn about different social networking sites and other effective online resources that can be effective in your job search.

Other Events on Campus
Employment Authorization for F-1 and J-1 Students: An Overview
Thursday, January 27
1:00-2:30 p.m.
International Center (Center Campus), Conference Room

Would you like to learn more about the different kinds of employment authorization for F-1 and J-1 students, for employment either before or immediately after graduation? Or maybe you have heard about “OPT”, “CPT”, or “AT”, but want to know more about the differences between them and their advantages and disadvantages.

At this workshop, we will provide an overview of employment authorization options and authorization procedures for F-1 students such as Curricular Practical Training, Optional Practical Training, and employment under the sponsorship of certain recognized international organizations; and will also explain the Academic Training employment authorization for J-1 students. After attending this workshop, you will under

Worstand what kind of employment authorization is most appropriate for you, and will know what you need to do next if you decide to apply for one of these “work permits.”

Workshop Presentation
Be advised that the workshop presentation will not be provided at the workshop. So please remember to print (http://www.internationalcenter.umich.edu/events/handouts/Off%20Campus%20Employment%20101.pdf) and bring it with you to the workshop so you can follow the presentation. If you have questions about the handout, please save your questions for the workshop.

RSVP for Upcoming Events
Jan 25 Federal Careers Day
Jan 25 Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Jan 26 U.S. Job Search for International Students
Jan 28 Social Networking and Your Job Search

Walk-in Hours for the Week
If you have general career development questions, need assistance with your part-time job search, or would like your resume reviewed, you can make an appointment with Emily Bowman by emailing her at embow@umich.edu. Students who schedule appointments will be given first priority but walk-ins are welcome.

Monday, January 24 from 12:30 to 5
Wednesday, January 26 from 2 to 5
Friday, January 28 from 2 to 5
3360 North Quad

Walk-in appointments are meant to answer your quick 10-minutes or less questions. If you need a longer counseling session, please make an appointment by emailing si.careers@umich.edu.

Did You Know?
The “Archived Employer Contacts and Jobs/Internships” tab on iTrack (under iTrack Jobs) can give you a lead on almost 12,000 job and internship leads? This is a great resource for career exploration and finding out when and where jobs and internships get posted.

Posted by shamille at January 24, 2011 09:51 AM

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