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Greetings from the International Students and Scholars Center at Arizona State University. We are reaching out to all students who may be graduating in either Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 to assist you in starting your search for Optional Practical Training (OPT) opportunities once you graduate. If you are not graduating in the next semester, do not worry —you can still benefit from these resources.

This email, the third in our series, discusses applying for Post-OPT with a focus on networking, mentoring, and skill development. Recently, there have been several career fairs, and we want to encourage you to begin applying for jobs and researching companies you may be interested in.

There are several resources available to you:

  • The company's job search and application page.
  • Handshake, a service offered to ASU students that connects you with companies that are hiring.
  • Career Services resources that connect you with jobs around the world.
  • ISSC's OPT handbook, which includes stories from former students who have navigated the OPT process.

In addition to these resources, consider attending upcoming events as you build your network.

Success at ASU: A career and professional conference for future global citizens
Friday, March. 14
11a.m. - 4 p.m.
Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

Success at ASU offers students an opportunity to network with and learn from current ASU student leaders, supporting faculty, staff, and alumni about their journeys as global leaders.

Start planning your career path and attend Success at ASU! This conference will help you gain knowledge, skills, and resources to enhance your professional career and personal growth. We will provide insights from mentors with real experience, including student leaders, alumni, and leading professionals. From alumni panels to one-on-one resume and digital profile reviews, Success at ASU will help you develop while at ASU and for the years to come. Make sure to RSVP for the sessions you want to attend through our agenda.

Find more details on speakers and guests in the agenda/RSVP link. The conference is free to all ASU students, faculty, and staff. Light refreshments will be provided during specific sessions.

Downtown Networking at The Pub at Thunderbird
Thursday, April 11
6 - 8 p.m.
Thunderbird Global Headquarters
Downtown Phoenix campus

At the Downtown campus networking event, you'll have the unique opportunity to connect with accomplished alumni and dedicated career services professionals. Gain confidence in meeting new people, seamlessly enter and exit conversations, and master the art of networking and schmoozing at large events, including career fairs and conferences.

This event is not just about connecting with alumni; it's also a chance for students to forge meaningful connections with each other. In a friendly setting, discover the power of networking within your peer group while building connections with experienced alumni. All international students are warmly invited to join us for an evening of professional growth and connection through networking.

Finally, don't forget to check out ASU's Sun Devil Sync. This is a one-stop shop for all of ASU's student organizations, including student chapters of professional organizations such as Women's Business Leaders Association, Engineers Without Borders at ASU, and Entertainment Business Association.

We look forward to sharing more information with you as you prepare to complete your studies and join the workforce.


Have questions? Contact the ISSC.

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