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Empowering International Students toward Career Success: Strategies for Addressing the Specific Needs of This Unique Population 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:00- 2:00 PM

Do you sometimes feel at a loss when working with international students because they face so many barriers in terms of entering the US workforce? Or do you sometimes feel unsure about the advice you are giving them? According to the Migration Policy Institute, "the United States remains the country of choice for the largest number of international students, hosting about 1.1 million of the 4.6 million enrolled worldwide in 2017," so it is important that all career coaches learn how to effectively counsel this unique population and empower them to take control of their careers. Having worked with thousands of international students from numerous countries in her career, Deborah developed a special affinity for this population and realized that they needed specialized career services. To that end, she developed a workshop and handout of resources geared toward these students, which she will share with you during this session. Her strategy is to empower international students by helping them realize their unique strengths, to dispel myths that they believe about the US job market and to educate them about professional business norms and etiquette in the US. She will also discuss the importance of enlisting the support of your university's academic advising team to improve the career outcomes of international students. You will leave this webinar feeling better equipped to work with your international student body by being able to provide them with useful tips and resources as well as the most important thing of all – hope!

Introduction by: Kayla Lauricella, Assistant Director of Lincoln Center Student Engagement and career services, Fordham University

Presentation by: Deborah Federico, Associate Director for Career Education, University of Massachusetts Boston

Deborah currently works as the Associate Director for Career education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to joining UMass Boston, she worked in career services at Boston University and MIT, among others. In her 15 years of career services experience, Deborah has worked with thousands of international students and has a special affinity for this population. She quickly realized that they needed customized career services catering to their unique needs and created a workshop and handout specifically for them. Deborah conducts six workshops for international students per year at UMass Boston. Deborah possesses an MBA degree from Boston College and certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator through the National Career Development Association.


This webinar is free for members of EACE. There will be a $35 fee for non-members to join the webinar. 

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