Author to speak to University of Georgia’s international students about job search skills in the U.S.
Athens, Ga. — Dan Beaudry, author of “Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States,” will speak Sept. 6, 2016, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in room 150 of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. The Office of International Education is co-sponsoring the talk with UGA’s Graduate School and Career Center to help international students explore and better prepare for their U.S. employment opportunities.
This talk is specifically designed for international students who want to know more about obtaining a job in the U.S., and it will help students learn to build a strong foundation for their job search process. Beaudry’s previous experience as a recruiting and consulting expert in the international job market will provide valuable insights for students.
His talk will cover how to secure work visa sponsorships at companies that have a policy against sponsoring H-1B visas; why 80 percent of open jobs are never advertised, and how to find them before anyone else; why human resources is often an obstacle instead of a conduit to finding a U.S. job, and how to work around it; and why submitting résumés online is not an effective use of students’ time — and how they can better invest their time.
Beaudry has presented to nearly a hundred higher education institutions across the U.S., including a talk last fall during UGA’s International Education Week.
“We invited Dan to speak to our international students last year, and are pleased to be able to bring him back to campus this year. The information he has to share will prove valuable to any international student planning to find work in the U.S., under either the Curricular or Optional Practical Training programs,” said Robin Catmur, director of immigration services in the Office of International Education.
About the speaker
Author Dan Beaudry has been a guest speaker at events for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the MBA Career Services Council, the HR Planning Society, the International Careers Consortium, the National Association of Asian MBAs and many universities and business schools across the country. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in international relations from Boston University. For more information about Beaudry and his book, visit www.powerties.net.
About the Office of International Education
The Office of International Education supports the University of Georgia’s academic, research and outreach missions and strategic directions through the promotion of global learning experiences for students, the sponsorship and support of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and the development of international research and instructional partnerships and collaborations. For more information, visit international.uga.edu/oie.