Demystifying Career Support for International Students and Their Visa Sponsorship

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  • Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
  • Location: Online
  • Fee: $69 (member); $89 (nonmember);
  • This webinar aims to assist participants to reflect on the trends and issues of career support to international students and barriers employers face when hiring them. Three U.S. universities will share their best practices of supporting international students with their career needs as well as facilitating career service professionals’ understanding of international students’ visa sponsorship.

  • Summary

    Career support to international students is an area that has been overlooked by many U.S. higher education institutions and professional organizations. U.S. universities do not give timely attention to international students’ career interest. Moreover, regardless of the evidence of international students’ contribution to the U.S. workforce and technological and societal development, many employers are hesitant to hire international students due to the visa sponsorship “headache.” This is a warning sign for the U.S. higher education institutions given that the domestic enrollment is decreasing, and international student enrollment market is competitive. This is also a tremendous loss for U.S. employers who miss opportunities to hire the best and brightest talents from the world.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Illustrate the needs of enhanced career supports to international students;
    • Generalize the mystifying visa sponsorship issue; and
    • Synthesize best practices of providing career supports to international students.
  • Career Level: Basic-level career services professionals


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