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GW 101 FINDING EMPLOYMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & THE CENTER FOR CAREER SERVICES Friday, January 9, MC 301 Anne Scammon, Managing Director, GW Center.

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1 GW 101 FINDING EMPLOYMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & THE CENTER FOR CAREER SERVICES Friday, January 9, MC 301 Anne Scammon, Managing Director, GW Center for Career Services

2 Employment, Careers, and International Students Greetings Welcome to GW, Washington, DC and the U.S. Tell Me About Yourself – How are you? Where are you from? – Employed before? Career goal or dream? Today I’d like to learn...

3 Today Center for Career Services – On and Off Campus Employment – Internship/Co-op/CPT Regulations/Eligibility Recommendations for International Student Career Success

4 GW Center for Career Services (CCS) CCS supports international students’ career and employment goals through programs and services that assist international students to identify their career interests and to build job search skills to pursue U.S. or home country employment. CCS works with international students seeking part-time jobs, internships and Co-op opportunities, within the limits of U.S. immigration regulations. Visit the CCS to meet with your Career Coach and to enhance your career and employment options.

5 Selected Center Services Individualized Career Coaching/Industry Coaching Online Resources: Vault, Interview Stream, Focus 2, GoinGlobal, GWork, Career Advisor Network Career Programs and Workshops – Customized workshops for international students: resume writing, interviews, job search, networking, 9/26 to 11/1/14 – International Student-Alumni Networking Night, 10/15/14

6 Working at GW (On Campus) Student Employment opportunities allows GW students to work part-time on campus. GW hires over 5,600 students each year. Working on campus is a great way to build relationships at GW and gain career enhancing experiences.

7 Student Employment Fast Facts Students usually work 8-10 hours weekly. GW students are usually paid $9.50-$ DC minimum wage is $9.50/hour Pay rate is determined by hiring department Students are not “placed” in positions. You apply and are interviewed for each position. Positions are competitive and not guaranteed.

8 Benefits of Working On Campus ? $$$$ Develop communication skills – Build English vocabulary – Develop comfort with English in the workplace Learn about American workplace standards Understand U.S. professional culture Identify contacts for future networking Explore career options

9 Find a Job On-Campus GWork – GW online job listing service! New students received their login information via from Search by options: “GW On-Campus, Not FWS” Contact departments directly to inquire about jobs You may work at any of 200+ GW campus departments Follow up with contacts about your application

10 Student Employment Regulations F1 Visa students may work on campus at GW offices. Students with other visas must speak to International Services Office (ISO) about work eligibility. Once hired, be prepared to show original documents to complete I9 process in the Center for Career Services. Passport, I-20, I-94 & Visa Student may work for no more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session; 40 hours per week during official class breaks. The number of hours worked must include all hours worked in all GW positions, and total 20 or fewer hours. International students will need to notify their International Student Advisor and obtain a Social Security card.

11 Off Campus Employment International students who want to work off- campus are required by federal regulations to: – Enroll in a curricular course (Co-op) to apply for CPT through ISO. – Apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through the International Services Office (ISO). International students must connect with an International Services Office (ISO) Advisor to determine eligibility for Curricular Practical Training.

12 GW Cooperative Education “Curricular course”.... GW Cooperative Education (Co-op) or an Internship. Cooperative Education (Co-op) through the Center for Career Services (CCS) – All Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – All School of Engineering and Applied Science – Undergraduates, Elliott School of International Affairs Internships: All Other Schools’ Deans’ Offices

13 Cooperative Education Eligibility All students must have completed two semesters as a full time student. All students must be enrolled full-time at the University (12 hours undergraduate) Undergraduate students must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students obtain experiences that are directly is related to his/her academic studies; may or may not be paid, and must occur for a minimum of 10 weeks or 100 hours between the first and last day of the semester’s classes.

14 Career Tips for International Students Focus early on career development; practice networking – Start with joining a student organization, attend events Visit the GW Center for Career Services – Learn about the U.S. job search, interviews, and networking. – Schedule an appointment with your Career Coach Build your network and learn to connect – Over 80% of Americans find employment from networking. Create new connections in the U.S. and GW. Practice your English with native English speakers – U.S. employers rate “the ability to verbally communicate …” as a most important skill for new hires. Be a part of American culture – Volunteer in the community, read American newspapers/websites, ask questions, demonstrate courage.

15 Employment and Careers Welcome to GW, Washington, DC and the U.S. Tell Me About Yourself/Learning Center for Career Services Regulations/Eligibility Recommendations

16 Employment and Careers Anne V. Scammon, Managing Director, Curricular and Strategic Initiatives. GW Center for Career Services Colonial Crossroads, Marvin Center 5 th


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