12 Strategies for Building a Capacity for International Graduate Student Career Success

Growing or sustaining international student enrollment requires enhancing the student experience and supporting their success, according to the recent article titled “12 Strategies for Building a Capacity for International Graduate Student Career Success.” The article co-authored by Rahul Choudaha and Di Hu was published in the Spring 2017 issue of NAGAP Perspectives.

How Studying in the US affects Chinese Students’ Leadership Style?

A qualitative research completed by M. Martinez provides a rare view of the post-graduation life of former international students from mainland China. The study describes how Chinese students who completed a graduate degree in the United States utilize the leadership skills they developed while in the United States.

Four Cross-cultural Email Tips for International Students

Email and message are our primary means of communication in the professional context and beyond. International students need to recognize the importance of professionalism and cultural adaptation in our virtual communication. Here are four cross-cultural email tips.

How international students prepare for an appointment with a career coach

How to Prepare for an Appointment with a Career Coach

A successful career coaching session requires efforts from both sides, the coach and the coachee. As a coachee, doing some work beforehand can double the value you get out of a coaching session. You need to prepare for it to tap into their expertise in career development. Hear the advice from a successful career coaching session an experienced career coach.

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International Students: How to Handle the Passion Question? (Part 2)

Passion is a word with rich cultural meaning embedded. As a conversation topic, it can bring confusion, frustration and even discomfort to international students. Learn how to answer the question “what is your passion” in a job interview, an informational interview and a conversation with a career counselor.

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Five Things International Students Should Do to Start Off a New Semester

The start of the school year can be filled with excitement and anticipation, no matter whether you are starting at a new college or university, going back to old friends, or finishing your final year. Surabhi Lal, Director of Career Services at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service suggests you do five things during the first few weeks.

Five Tips on Self-promotion for International Students​

Cross-cultural differences translate very directly into how international students tend to approach the US job market and in the way they self-promote themselves. Here are five quick tips on how you, as an international student, may want to promote yourself in the workplace.

interEDGE Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers: OPT Success

interEDGE curates Q&A to address questions from international students about job search, networking, American hiring practice and workplace culture. The following questions are from participants of our recent webinar.

Three Simple Steps of Networking

Networking stands on the top of the priority list for many international students. Its importance is evident from conversations with professors, career advice from career counselors and the alumni panels on campus. Many come to interEDGE, not with the question “should I spend time in networking or not?” but “how can I build my network?” Here are three simple steps of networking.

What your heart can do to shape your international student experience

6 Things Your Heart Can Do to Shape Your International Student Experience

Doubtlessly, you have a long list of doings that are important to you that could include studying hard, trying to make new friends, managing expenses, building a good relationship with professors, etc. We want to remind you of six things your heart can do that will have a profound and lasting impact on your journey as an international student.

6 Things to Do for a Career-Driven Summer

There аrе thousands of international ѕtudеntѕ with the ѕаmе gоаl as you: ѕсоrіng a grеаt jоb upon graduation. This summer may make a difference in your career success. I encourage you to tаkе tіmе during the next couple of months tо build уоur professional nеtwоrk, devote to a vоluntееr cause, create your own project, and attend a workshop. You never know where you may land from these experiences.

Navigate the Cross-cultural Map: Feedback

The ways people provide feedback differ in various cultures. Two simple and spot-on tips can help you accurately understand the feedback from your American manager and successfully solicit the constructive criticism.

interEDGE offers OPT success training to international students

Join “Succeed with OPT” Exclusive Webinar

Register for an exclusive interEDGE.org webinar on April 2nd or 7th with a special offer of 40% discount code (OPT2016). Discount code expires on at 6:00PM EDT on Wednesday, March 16th. .EDU email address is required for registration.

What do Kung Fu Panda 3 and Stanford Research have in Common?

International students must develop the mindset for success. The article introduces a few tips: remind yourself of your past achievements; reflect on your mistakes; watch out your saboteur voices; break your vision into small actionable steps; celebrate your small milestones; and hire a coach.

Funnel Effect for Job Success

Breaking the “Funnel Effect” in International Student Job Search

Given the constraints of limited career support, the outcome is that career options for many international students are pigeon-holed as typical IT, quantitative or research roles. It takes planning and effort to break the “funnel effect” in your job search and align it to your career path.