WHY YOU? The Question You Must Answer for Employer Sponsorship

The author of The International Advantage Gets Noticed. Get Hired! Marcelo Barros has helped hundreds of business international students secure quality employment in the U.S. Despite the current tough visa reality international students have to deal with, through his work with a variety of different universities in the U.S Marcelo continues to see international students beat the odds and secure U.S employment. Drawing on the content from his book and his unique professional experiences, in the..Read more

Marcelo Barros ( PRESENTER BIO )

Employer Perspective on Hiring International Students

Our panel of recruiters will share their perspective of how some MBAs shine and many flops. They will speak specifically about how international MBAs can think creatively about their careers and unique skills. In addition, these professionals will discuss the typical mistakes they have seen international MBAs make during the hiring process, and will provide suggestions on how to overcome them.

Nell Hall of Pitney Bowes ( PRESENTER BIO )

How to Build Your Target Employer List

Building a target list is a key step one in developing your job search plan and provides focus for your networking. People involved in sales use prospect lists. These lists contain company names and contact information for people who MAY be interested in the product or service they are promoting. We’ll call these target companies. In your case, these target companies would potentially need your skills or expertise. Answer these questions to help you determine who your target companies..Read more

Viveka von Rosen ( PRESENTER BIO )

Success Stories

It is difficult to secure an H1-B job, but it is certainly not impossible. Learn from those who did it. Our panel of successful MBA graduates with H1-B jobs will discuss what they learned during the job search process, why they were successful, and what they would do differently if they had to start the job search process all over again. This panel will also explore the main career areas MBAs are typically interested in, including finance, consulting, and marketing, and provide specific tips on..Read more

Susan Dadzie ( PRESENTER BIO )
Andre Luiz Baldo ( PRESENTER BIO )
Shristi Bansal ( PRESENTER BIO )
Isabel Phillips-Rangel ( PRESENTER BIO )
Jessie Cong Zhao ( PRESENTER BIO )

The Power of the Informational Interview

An informational interview is a meeting in which a job seeker asks for first-hand career, industry or company information and advice rather than ask about job leads or job openings. Scheduling and holding in-person informational interviews should be at or near the top of any international student’s to-do list because you gain first-hand information about the company that will help you on a job interview; you expand your network to include professionals who can refer you for a job..Read more

Steven Steinfeld ( PRESENTER BIO )

Work Visa Options For Foreign Business School Graduates

Many students and employers are confused about work visa options available for international students graduating from U.S. universities. This session will provide a straightforward explanation from an immigration attorney of the most common work visas available, focusing on F-1 Optional Practical Training and the H1B. Topics will include the H1B quota, timing of H1B filings, costs of the process and how to approach employers about H1B sponsorship. You Will Learn: How the H1B quota..Read more

Dobrina Dobreva Ustun ( PRESENTER BIO )

Powerful Cover Letters: What Do They Look Like and Do I Even Need One? How to Get Response to Your Email

Email can easily cause misunderstandings, leading to compromised business relationships and lost job opportunities, especially when crossing international and organizational cultures. This webinar focuses on crafting emails that get to the point while respecting your readers to ensure you make the best possible impression through your writing and achieve the results you want. Issues of linguistic etiquette receive close attention during this hour. You will learn to: Master the unique..Read more

Hannah Morgan ( PRESENTER BIO )
Ross Macpherson ( PRESENTER BIO )

How to Communicate Effectively With an Accent

Have you ever wondered what it is meant to be a strong communicator? Do you ever feel uncomfortable meeting people for the first time? Do you run out of things to say while carrying on conversations? These things have happened to all of us but this crash course in American Social Savvy will give you the tools to feel comfortable every time you meet someone. American employers are always looking for candidates with strong communication skills. You can be a strong communicator and have an..Read more

Nancy Hawkes ( PRESENTER BIO )

Become a Global Networker, American-Style

Think globally, network locally! In this presentation, you’ll learn state-of-the-art tools and strategies for connecting with potential employers, clients, and referral sources, in an American context. Most people won’t be there when you have your shining moments, so it’s through conversation that they learn what you’re good at, what to come to you for, what expertise you bring to the table. Success at networking will depend upon your ability to meld the best of your own..Read more


Successful Interview Strategies

Preparing for an interview is overwhelming for international students. You probably have one or more of these common fears: How can I fully express myself in English? Where do I start? How do I introduce myself? It’s impossible to remember everything on my resume. What if I forget a point? How detailed should my answer be? I don’t have any U.S. work experience. What are my employment strengths relative to others? What if I am asked a question, not on my resume? What kind of..Read more


What do U.S. Employers Look for When Recruiting Business School Grads?

Many international students come from environments where the hiring criteria are objective. If you have good grades, placed in the top 10% of your class, and pass a test an employer gives you when they come to your university, you are likely to receive a job offer. Business school recruitment seems to be VERY different in the U.S. Good grades are not enough and even not that important to some. Instead, many U.S. employers talk about fit, emotional intelligence, soft skills, social skills,..Read more

Paul Allaire ( PRESENTER BIO )
Rebecca Shark ( PRESENTER BIO )

Create Your Action Plan

As an international student, your success is not a function of how many resumes you send but rather how much time and effort you spend understanding the needs of a potential employer and tailoring your experience to demonstrate your potential so you can secure your H1-B job. You have to be worth the effort. FIT is key. As an international student, you have no time to waste. A sound strategy is needed. Consistent execution is key as well. You are VERY busy an MBA candidate, so in the last..Read more

Marcelo Barros ( PRESENTER BIO )