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1 Providing Effective Professional Development for International Adult Learners

2   Complicated  International, non-traditional  Recommendations  Collaboration  Programming  Advising It’s Complicated …

3   Recommendations  Best practices  Opportunity to share Learning Outcomes

4   Jackie Iannone, Coordinator for Career Development & Planning  Molly Elise Young, Assistant Director for International Affairs Who Are We?

5   How many of you:  Directly with international students?  Directly with Career Resources?  Faculty?  Indirect contact? Quick show of hands

6   International student population:  0-250?  ?  500+?  800+?  Don’t know? Quick show of hands

7   International student age:  18-24?  24-35?  35+?  Don’t know? Quick show of hands

8   Cultural Aspects  Engagement  Initiatives  Sharing Today’s Agenda

9   Cambridge College student body  One-woman offices  Median age for international: 32  Authorized since 2003  Around 400 international students Cambridge College

10   Cambridge College student body  Median age for general population: 37  Career Resource Center founded 2012  Both offices serve undergraduate and graduate students Cambridge College

11   Overseas work experience  Students with families  No job placement services Cultural Aspects

12   Cultural best practices  “Teaching an old dog new tricks”  Institutional unfamiliarity  CPT/OPT regulations Cultural Aspects

13   No formal education/training  Lack of trust  Waste. Of. TIME. Cultural Aspects

14   Show of hands:  1-3?  4-6?  More than 6?  International Career Development? Engagement

15   Start early  Collaboration  Training  Faculty engagement Engagement

16   LinkedIn NetWorkshops  Resume composition & review  OPT/CPT seminars  Mock interview/interview best practices  Career Development course  Negotiation & Job fair tips Our Initiatives

17   Culture  Engagement  Initiatives In Summary …

18   Programming?  Barriers?  Anything else? Show & Tell!

19   Personal journey  Collaboration and cooperation  Work together  Learn from each other  Put student success first Call to Action

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