The World to Work Program
Thank you to everyone who helped make World to Work Week 2013 a success!
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. Information about the next World to Work Week will be announced in early 2014.
Questions? Contact Ellen Frierson at email@example.com.
World to Work Week Events 2013
Social & Business Networking 101
Thursday April 25, 2:30-4:00 PM, Parrington Hall, Forum
Super-currency banker Fortunato Vega will be teaching participants how to network effectively to get that dream opportunity. This 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. This event is free and highly recommended! We recommend that you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, but it is not required.
Thursday April 25, 5:30-7:30 PM, University of Washington HUB Lyceum
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 after you graduate. This event is free but students must register in advance at the FIUTS office in HUB 206.
Saturday, April 27, meet at the Burke Museum Cafe at 12 PM - advance registration required
Take a tour of the world's largest buildings and visit the Future of Flight Aviation Center! Click here for more details. Cost is $34 for FIUTS members, $38 for non-members (includes $18 tour admission plus transportation). Advance sign-up begins April 15 (for FIUTS members) and 17 (non-members) in the FIUTS office; open to UW students only.
Monday, April 29, 5:30-6:30 PM, HUB 145
This workshop is for FIUTS facilitators who are looking for tips and advice on how to leverage your experience with FIUTS while looking for a job. Learn how to describe your facilitator role on your resume in a way that will help potential employers to understand what great leadership experience you can bring to their company or organization! This event is free and no registration is required! Presenter: Brianna Mercker, FIUTS Manager of Student Programs
Community Coffee at PATH
Tuesday, April 30, 8:00–9:00 AM, PATH Headquarters (2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121)
FIUTS students are invited to attend this free community event. Join PATH for an introduction to their work around the world and a chance to meet a few staff members. Enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea!) and learn about PATH's role in improving health and well-being in communities around the world. Mingle with staff, including recruiters from the human resources team, who can answer your questions about PATH. Please RSVP to email@example.com and click here for more information.
Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00-5:15 PM, HUB 332
Learn how to write an American-style resume and cover letter. During this workshop, participants will look at examples of resumes and cover letters to see what to do when you're applying for a job (and what not to do!). Participants will also have a chance to ask questions and to practice writing descriptions of their skills and experiences to use in future resumes and cover letters. This event is free and no registration is required! Presenter: Ellen Frierson, FIUTS Manager of Community Programs
Wednesday, May 1, 5:30-6:30 PM, HUB 332
During this workshop, participants will hear from professionals about how to prepare for a job interview and how to present yourself during an interview. This event is free and no registration is required! Presenters: Alison Kilkenny, FIUTS Manager of Education Programs
Employment for International Students: How to Get Work Authorization and Find a Job or Internship in the U.S.
Thursday, May 2, 3:30-4:30 PM, HUB 332
This workshop will help F-1 and J-1 status international students learn what kind of employment is allowed and how to prepare for a job search in the U.S. David Gerry from International Student Services (ISS) will provide an overview of the employment regulations specific to F-1/J-1 status. Patrick Chidsey from the Career Center will provide an overview of the job and internship search process, including search strategies, the application process, and more. Bring your questions! This event is free and no registration is required!
The application deadline to be matched with a professional connection was Friday, April 5. Applications for 2013 are now closed.