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How to Get a Job in the US

Program Dates

9 am-4 pm, Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, 2016

Discounted registration available until Friday, July 8, 2016

Program Description

The Stuart School of Business is offering "How to Get a Job in the US: A Workshop for International Students" which will prepare international students for the US job search process and make them more competitive candidates for internships and jobs. This intensive program is a series of five all-day workshops that will prepare participants for the US job search, including learning about common job interview procedures, cultural aspects, and the expectations of US employers. Participants will leave the program with a fully reviewed resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile, as well as the necessary networking and interviewing skills that will help them succeed in their chosen field.


International undergraduate or graduate students currently attending or about to start attending a US college, or university who have a valid US visa issued by their school.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the connection between cultural competence and specific aspects of a successful job search
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how targeted research and customization can benefit a job search
  • Critically analyze academic and work history to enhance resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile
  • Describe common expectations that US employers have when interviewing and hiring employees
  • Articulate knowledge of the US interview process and demonstrate by answering behavioral questions


The program is a series of five workshops focusing on the unique cultural aspects of the US job search and the expectations of US employers. Each workshop will contain lecture, discussion, role-plays, and/or paired or small group activities. Students will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from other participants while developing their skills and job search documents. Participants will also learn from guest speakers who are seasoned professionals that will share their practical experience and important advice.

Day One will cover US culture, communication, networking, and informational interviews. Day Two includes resume formatting and assistance with developing resume content. Day Three will provide students with the opportunity to draft an effective cover letter and receive feedback on what they have written. Day Four includes a focus on developing a professional LinkedIn profile and strategies for using the site to enhance the job search process. Finally, Day Five will cover interview preparation and interviewing skills.

Students will receive documentation of successful program completion at the end of Day Five.


The workshop will be led by an experienced career development professional from the Stuart School of Business.

Cost and Application Procedure

The program costs $495 for those who register by Friday, July 8, 2016. Afterward, the program costs $545. The program fee includes all materials and select meals.

Register here –


Illinois Tech’s Downtown Campus, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661


For more information about the program, contact:

Curt E. Allee, PsyD
Phone: 312.906.6597