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The FIUTS World to Work Program, which takes place every Spring, offers students from around the world an opportunity to see local workplaces, meet professionals, and learn about institutional culture in the U.S.

The schedule is posted below. More workplace tours will be added in the next couple of weeks so check back!

Calendar of Events: April 11-15, 2016

All events are free and open to all students

Monday, April 11, 2016

Social & Business Networking Workshop 101

Monday, 4:30-6:00pm, HUB 340

You’ve heard how important networking is to getting your dream job or internship. Want to learn these networking skills and practice them on the same night? This workshop will include information about how to feel confident when you introduce yourself to new people, what to do when you meet someone you'd like to be connected with professionally, and how to use social media to connect with professionals in your field. Dress professionally and plan to come to the Professional Networking Reception right afterwards to practice your new skills!

Professional Networking Reception* (Registration required at the FIUTS office)

Monday, 6:00-8:00pm, Kane Hall (Walker-Ames Room)

Here’s a chance to practice your social and business networking skills on local professionals—and who knows, maybe you will meet someone who will help you find your dream job or internship. Join us for a networking reception with local professionals for an evening of wine, food, and networking! Please dress professionally. Open to all students and community members. Registration for students at the FIUTS office (HUB 206)  STRONGLY encouraged starting March 28. Local professionals please RSVP HERE.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Career Fair Success for International Students

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30pm, Mary Gates Hall 134

Connecting with employers and navigating a career fair may be a little different for our international students.  This workshop will help you to know what to expect at U.S. career fairs, how to craft an introduction that makes a good impression, learn strategies to get the most out of your time at the fair, as well as what to wear, and how to follow-up after the fair. Presented by the UW Career Center.

Workplace Tour: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation* (Registration required at the FIUTS office)

2:45-5:30pm, meet outside FIUTS office (HUB 206)

Take a guided tour of the Gates Foundation and chat with a FIUTS Board of Trustees member about what it takes and what it is like to work in the largest private foundation in the world. The mission of the Gates Foundation is to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty globally, and to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology in the United States. Any students interested in philanthropy, global health, biotech/pharma, public policy, international relations, and/or education are encouraged to attend! Space is limited. Please register at the FIUTS office HUB 206 beginning March 28.

Business Etiquette* (Registration required at the FIUTS office)

Tuesday, 3:00-4:30pm, UW Procurement Office (4300 Roosevelt Way NE)

What are the expectations for how to behave at work in the US?  What are some best practices, and what does good etiquette look like “on the job”? This workshop will be a site visit to the UW Procurement office. Attendees will learn best practices for functioning in three kinds of office environments: open space, cubicles, and in meetings. Space is limited. Please register at the FIUTS office HUB 206 beginning March 28. Presented by the UW Economics Department.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ResumeFest (Sign-ups begin at 8:30am)

Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm, UW Career Center, Mary Gates Hall 134

Come get your resume reviewed by one of our Career Center experts! During ResumeFest, brief 20-minute resume reviews will be available on a first come-first serve basis. Sign-ups begin in the Career Center at 8:30am. One ResumeFest slot per person.  Please print your resume and bring it with you (resumes on laptops are also acceptable if you are not able to bring a hard copy). ResumeFest is for currently enrolled students on the UW-Seattle campus. Presented by the UW Career Center.

Workplace Tour: Google Kirkland Campus*

(Registration required at the FIUTS office)

Wednesday, 12:00-3:00pm, meet at Burke Museum Cafe

Follow a Software Engineer, a transplant from Spain, on a walking tour around the Google campus in Kirkland. Learn about their organizational structure, their office space philosophy, and what their day-to-day work life looks like! STEM, computer science, and engineering students are strongly encouraged to sign-up! Space is limited. Please register at the FIUTS office HUB 206 beginning March 31.

Exploring What's Next: Options After Graduation

Wednesday, 4:00-5:30pm, HUB 332

Wondering what to do after you graduate, and what to expect? Join us for a panel discussion with domestic and international alumni who will share their own experiences—about how to find employment in your second home, how to use your cultural experiences to land a job, how to be an entrepreneur in a foreign country, etc. The panel will be followed by small breakout discussion groups so you can get your questions answered.

Culture Conversation Group: Workplace Culture

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm, Allen Library Red Room C (1st Floor)

Ever wonder what it's really like to work in the U.S. - or in another country? Join this casual conversation group for a discussion of professional culture in the workplace, and what the differences are between the U.S. and other parts of the world. Participants will be invited to ask questions, share their experiences, and learn from one another.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Introduction to F-1 Employment

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am, HUB 307

Would you like to learn about your eligibility to work in the U.S.?  Interested in jobs on-campus or off-campus, or perhaps both?  This information session will give you an overview of your employment options as an international student. Learn about the differences between the different types of work authorization as well as the eligibility requirements. Presented by the International Student Services (ISS)

Spring Career Fair

Thursday, 3:00-7:00pm, HUB Ballrooms

Looking for a career position, summer job or internship? Don't miss the biggest Seattle campus Spring Career Fair. This career fair brings more than 100 employers to the Seattle campus to meet with students and alumni. Open to all majors and class levels from all three UW campuses as well as UW alumni. Presented by the UW Career Center.

English Conversation Group: Interviews & Workplace Language

Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm, HUB 337

Want to learn American interview and workplace slang and practice using them on the same day? Join this casual English Conversation Group for a review of language often used in the employment process and in the office. Participants will then break up to practice interview skills with fellow international students and local volunteers!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Workplace Tour: Spacelabs Healthcare* (Registration required at the FIUTS Office)

Friday, 12:00-3:30pm, meet outside FIUTS Office (HUB 206)

Take a drive to Snoqualmie and tour the medical device company with a FIUTS alumnae. Spacelabs will provide lunch and a chance for Q&A, as well as show you their facility and give you information about how their products are used in the healthcare industry. The tour is open to all students, though those studying engineering (electrical, mechanical, industrial, material science, computer science, bio-engineering) are especially encouraged to join. Space is limited. Please register at the FIUTS office HUB 206 beginning March 28.

Workplace Tour: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center* (Registration required at the FIUTS office)

Friday, 1:15-3:00pm, meet at Burke Museum Café

Learn about the history of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, see the campus facilities, and find out how their scientific breakthroughs have led to thousands of lives being saved worldwide.All students are welcome; students interested in public health, medical research, biotech/pharma, and public policy are encouraged to attend! Space is limited. Please register at the FIUTS office HUB 206 beginning March 28.

Leadership: How Facilitating Can Help You Get A Job

Friday, 2:30-4:00pm, HUB 307

A special workshop just for FIUTS Facilitators (student leaders who lead FIUTS events)! Did you know that your experience as a Facilitator will look great on your resume? This workshop will give you tips and advice on how to describe your facilitator role in a way that will help potential employers to understand what great leadership experience you can bring to their company or organization! 

Questions? Contact Bea Chang at

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