Archive for June, 2012

Networking and International Students

Posted on June 18, 2012 in English for Academic Purposes, International Students

Finding a job, internship, or post-doc can be a confusing and challenging process. While employers may be looking for applicants with diverse experience and the ability to speak more than one language, searching for a position as an international student can involve additional challenges.

According to a recent study, highlighted in Inside Higher Ed, many international students have trouble making friends while on US campuses: Friendless in America. Not only does this make their time on campus difficult it may significantly reduce the professional development opportunities available to international students.

Developing a wide range of friendly people who share information and help each other look for and find opportunities is critical. Since opportunities may not be advertised widely, it is essential that you build relationships with people who point you in the right direction.

While looking for career opportunities “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

For more help with networking contact The Office of Graduate Student Career Services or The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.

Ethics Café Announced

Posted on June 14, 2012 in Career Center, Graduate School, Hesburgh Library, International Students, Kaneb Center, Reilly Center, Research

The Graduate School and Reilly Center are teaming up to host an Ethics Café six times per academic year beginning fall 2012. Cafés seek to encourage conversation, debate, and interaction. The Ethics Café at Notre Dame will offer faculty, students and staff a space to learn about ethical issues pertaining to responsible conduct of research, professional conduct, engagement with the public, and other worldly matters. Be on the lookout for more information!