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.

Entrepreneurship for International Students, 12:00-1:00 pm

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

H-1B Basics: Presented by Immigration Attorneys Iandoli and Desai, 3:15-4:45 pm

Optional Practical Training: Will You Have "Cap Gap"? , 5:00-5:45 pm

International Student Alumni Success Panel, 6:15-7:45 pm   


Schedule of Events for Tuesday, February 24, 2015


12:00- 1:00pm: Entrepreneurship for International Students

Presented by Joselin Mane, CEO of

Presented by Joselin Mane, a member of the CEO Mastery Series whose clients have included: Toyota, NASA, Nabisco and Sony. He is CEO of LITBeL Consulting, and a first generation Domincan American. Are you interested in possibly being an entrepreneur either now or at some point in the future? Please join us for this highly interactive, fun session surrounding key elements of being an entrepreneur as an International student.

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.

Joselin Mane combines proven networking strategies every day for himself as well as his clients.  Mane is also a super connector and has been able to create a power network of over 100 event organizers, venue, sponsors, speakers etc. within the New England area.

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

3:15 - 4:45 pm: H-1B Basics

Presented by Immigration Attorneys Richard Iandoli and Prasant Desai, Iandoli & Associates

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 Attorneys, Richard Iandoli and Prasant Desai. Learn about the process and cost for an H-1B and how to go from your student status to an H-1B visa.  H-1B, Investor visa and other visa categories will be highlighted.

5:00 - 5:45 pm: Optional Practical Training: Will You Have "Cap Gap"?

Presented by Stephanie McCormick, ISSI

The focus of this session is the H-1B visa related to the “Cap-Gap” , Optional Practical Training (OPT), plus STEM OPT.  Any STEM or OPT-related questions will be answered by Stephanie McCormick, ISSI.

6:15 – 7:45 pm: International Student Alumni Success Panel

Panel of International Students 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 or 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 2016!