International Student Forum for US Job Search



Specialized workshops for U.S. Employment: All Workshops Located At 240 Egan Center: Raytheon Amphitheater, No RSVP required, Casual Attire is Acceptable

Open to ALL international students, the International Student Job Search Forum consists of a number of specialized workshop sessions to help you prepare for, and find, employment in a competitive job market.

Strengthen Your Resume/Strengthen Your English: Unique Ways to Build Experience! 12:00-1:00 pm

No Fear Networking for International Students, 1:15-3:00 pm

H-1B Basics: Presented by Immigration Attorney Monique Kornfeld, 3:15-5:30 pm

International Student Alumni Success Panel and Networking Reception, 6:00-7:30 pm   


Schedule of Events for March 20, 2014


12:00- 1:00pm: Strengthen Your Resume/Strengthen Your English:  Unique Ways to Build Experience!

Presented by Dr. Lee Thomas

Do you want to be as competitive as possible for the job search? Hear about unique ways to put great experience on your resume and strengthen your English language skills in the process! This workshop is specifically for international students in all types of degree programs who will be interviewing for U.S. positions. Presented by Dr. Lee Thomas, Northeastern University

1:15 - 3:00 pm: No Fear Networking for International Students

Presented by Joselin Mane, CEO of

Is networking really important to your job search? The answer is YES! Referrals are the #1 way employers like to hire- and networking is the key to gaining referrals.

Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools you can use to advance your personal and professional life. Please join us for this Fun and interactive workshop. Learn what to do before, during, and after a networking event to stand out. During this workshop you will learn and practice helpful tips on how to network and promote yourself. Learn about the most effective social media tools for networking and how to best leverage them to have recruiters seeking you out.

It’s time to put your networking fears to rest and get in the game! (No Registration Required)

3:15 - 5:30 pm: H-1B Basics

Presented by Immigration Attorney Monique Kornfeld

Information will be provided on what you need to know about H-1B visas, the most common type of visa for Northeastern graduates working in the US, post-OPT, presented by Immigration Attorney, Monique Kornfield. Learn about the process and cost for an H-1B and how to go from your student status to an H-1B visa. The focus of this session is the H-1B visa but related “Cap-Gap” and any STEM or OPT-related questions will be answered by Stephanie McCormick, ISSI.

6:00 – 7:30 pm: International Student Alumni Success Panel and Networking Reception

Panel of International Student who have After Graduation Positions Share Advice

Hear from different NU international student alumni, all from different countries and different majors and degrees, talk about what led to their success in finding jobs after graduation. Get tips and advice from former international students on how you too can be successful in landing a job in the US. Talk with former international students who obtained positions. This is a great program! Ask the questions you’re really wondering about! Become more comfortable talking with prospective employers about your visa status and OPT. Get your resume critiqued after the session!


NO RSVP REQUIRED! Contact Ellen Zold Goldman at, Susan Loffredo at , Ashley LoBue at or (617) 373-2430 for questions.

 Receive a Certificate of Participation to include on your resume if you attend 3 or more workshops!

Come to any or all the workshops that interest you.  Refreshments Available.

Workshops not offered again until 2015!