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International Student Resources

Learn conversational slang and American current events

One of the hardest part of being in a foreign country is knowing what's happening in the culture outside the universities. So much of conversations are focused on informal happenings. It can be very difficult for international students to participate in conversations about American pop culture. There's a newsletter that me and my friends all subscribe...

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How to talk about sports when you know nothing about sports

So here's a secret: I don't follow many sports. Which means it can be difficult at times when the conversation turns to sports. Talking about sports is hard for international students since you may not know what’s happening in (American) football. Fall and winter are American football season which dominates much of the conversation, then by...

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A simple trick to master small talk: The 3 “W”s

Lots of people hate small talk. Even Americans. But it's a required part of American culture to have conversations. Think of small talk as the bridge to conversations. Small talk helps people ease into a conversation. It's polite conversation without much commitment. It gives people time to get used to one another before discussing business or...

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Resume Tips for International Students

Resume writing is a learned skill. Nobody starts out knowing how to write a perfect resume. American students spend hours learning how to write a resume that shows off their professional experience. As an international student, it takes longer to get resumes right because resumes differ by culture. In some countries it is ok to include a photo, religion, marital status,...

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Remember to Complete These 3 LinkedIn Sections

You have probably already heard of LinkedIn. It’s benefits are well known: Be visible to recruiters who use LinkedIn (over 98% of recruiters use it!) Keep track of professional contacts you meet Search jobs easily and alumni from your school Create a professional brand and voice online Look good when someone Googles you (LinkedIn appears...

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