MSU Career Services Hosts Several First Time Events to Prepare International Students for Job Search
Published: Wednesday, 01 Oct 2008
To make the job hunt a little easier, Career Services and the Office of International Students and Scholars teamed up for the first time to prepare international students at MSU for the largest career fair of the year. The Career Gallery includes new events such as a pre-Career Gallery cram session and an International Student Reception with employers specifically interested in meeting students who want to work in their home country.
We probably couldnt have done this five years ago, says Kelley Bishop, Director of Career Services and Placement. Many attractive positions are now available with American companies who are looking for potential employees to work in their overseas operations.
For me as a student, its the ability to connect with a good company and build a repoire that is most important, says Atha Khan, a mechanical engineering graduate student. In his final semester, Khan is excited at the prospect of narrowing down the companies interested in hiring someone in his home country of India.
Chukwuemeka Igwe, a finance major from Nigeria, is looking for a summer internship in his home country with Shell or GE. Shell is one of the largest companies in Nigeria and I would like to see what is possible with them back in my home country, he said.
Career Gallery, a two day event, is open to all MSU students and typically features more than 320 employers.