Career Readiness for International Students

Career Readiness for International Students – Aron Zhang

Recently launched by Lundquist College Career Services, the International Student Career Empowerment (ISCE) initiative provides international prebusiness majors with a structured approach to gaining practical work experience and expanding their professional networks. The Career Readiness for International Students event was a one-day intensive workshop put on by ISCE that taught students everything from writing effective resumes and cover letters to networking strategies. Business alumni also virtually visited the current students to share their own experience with transitioning from being an international student at the UO to working for an American company.

Below, Aron Zhang gives his experience from the event:

What was your favorite part about the Career Readiness event?
I enjoyed the resume workshop, and the guest speaker for Curricular Practical Training & Optional Practical Training

What was the most useful thing you learned during the Career Readiness event?

How to construct my resume based on the companies I like and am applying for instead of submitting the resumes randomly to job openings. 

What were you most surprised to learn?

I am surprised by how competitive it is to get a H-1B Working Visa nowadays. 

—Aron Zhang ’17

Hometown: Shantou, China
Major: Business
Concentration: Sports business
Certificate: International business communication
Campus Involvement: President UO Table Tennis Club, member Warsaw Sports Business Club, resource consultant in Mills International Center, works in Undergraduate Advising Office for Lundquist College of Business.


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