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The World to Work Program

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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.

World to Work Week 2015 will be May 11-15! See below for what's happening. We'll also be adding more events over the next weeks, so please check back here for more details.

Workshops, Presentations & Panel Discussions

Job Searching in the U.S. For International Students: Strategies for Addressing Challenges

Tuesday, May 12, 3:30-4:30 PM, HUB 307

This workshop is free and open to all students! We will discuss some of the obstacles international students face when seeking work in the U.S. and approaches for addressing those challenges.  We will also review common cultural differences between the job search processes in the U.S. as compared to other countries. Presented by UW Career Center Counselor Katie Hearn Zang.

Social & Business Networking Workshop

Wednesday, May 13, 4:30-5:30 PM, HUB 340

This workshop is free and open to all students! Learn skills that you'll need in order to get your dream job or internship. The workshop will include information about how to feel confident when introducing 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.

We recommend that you RSVP to, but it is not required. Please dress professionally and plan to come to the Networking Reception after the workshop to practice your new skills!

Professional Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 13, 6:00-7:30 PM, HUB 250

This event is free and open to all students and community members! Refreshments will be served, so come along to network with local professionals and who knows? Maybe you could meet someone that can help you get your dream job or internship. This event is free but students must register in advance at the FIUTS office in HUB 206 (registration begins May 1). Please dress professionally!

Informational Interviewing for Networking

Thursday, May 14, 3:30-4:30 PM, HUB 307

This workshop is free and open to all students! An Informational Interview is an informal meeting/conversation with a person to talk about a field/career/job of mutual interest and get advice and tips about how to prepare to enter the field. Benefits to an informational interview include networking, improving communication skills and talking about your own strengths to assess if you are a fit for the field.

In this workshop you'll learn how to connect with people to arrange an informational interview and what kinds of questions to ask in order to be successful.

Presented by UW Career Center Counselor Katie Hearn Zang.

More coming soon!


Local Workplace Tours

Tour of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Friday, May 15, 12:15-2:30 PM

Meet at Burke Museum Café at 12:15 PM

Learn about the history of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, see the main campus facilities, and find out how their scientific breakthroughs have led to thousands of lives being saved worldwide. The group will meet at 12:15 PM at the Burke Museum to travel together to the Fred Hutchinson campus; the tour starts at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. This event is free but students must sign up in advance in the FIUTS office in HUB 206 (signups begin May 1). Space is limited.


One-On-One Professional Meetings

World to Work includes an opportunity for students to meet one-on-one or in small groups with local professionals in their fields of interest for job shadowing, workplace visits, or informational interviews. To apply to be connected with a volunteer mentor for a one-time meeting, fill out the application here. Please note that these meetings are for informational purposes only, and should not be considered an opportunity to get a job with any of the employers participating.

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Upcoming Events
FIUTS New Facilitator Orientation Mar 31, 2015 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM — HUB 340
Culture Conversation Group Mar 31, 2015 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM — HUB 337
Wednesday Lunch Apr 01, 2015 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM — HUB South Ballroom
Classroom Presentations Info Session Apr 01, 2015 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM — HUB 214
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