International Student Career Services Roundtable

April 10-11, 2019
College Park, MD


Hosted by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, career professionals from universities all over the country convene at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for the International Student Career Services Roundtable. The Smith School has hosted this event for four consecutive years and more than 100 professionals were in attendance in 2018 to discuss the most salient issues affecting MBA and specialty master's international students today. The roundtable provides a unique opportunity to hear from experts in the field, share best practices and resources, as well as, network with colleagues at peer institutions. Join us in our fifth year hosting this important event!

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2019 ISCSR Sessions

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

University of Maryland College Park Campus Tour, 1:15 p.m.

Welcome to College Park! Let us show you around the university on this 90-minute tour, by chartered bus, highlighting key campus locations and iconic landmarks. Space is limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve your spot by registering.

Tuning In and Turning On the International Students’ Brain, 4 p.m.

Susan Britton WhitcombSusan Britton Whitcomb, Founder and President, The Academies, Inc.

As career services professionals, we thrive on seeing our students succeed. This professional development session will teach participants brain-friendly coaching tips that neuroscientists have proven increase trust, open-mindedness, and resilient action!

This session qualifies as renewal hours for The Academies certifications.

2019 ISCSR Welcome Reception, 6 p.m.

Join us for the 2019 ISCSR meet and greet reception at the Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard (located in CP Marriott). Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where's the Humanity? Recruiting Technology in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Ben EubanksBen Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research and Advisory

Are your students ready for an automated world? Author of the book “Artificial Intelligence for HR”, Ben Eubanks, will share the basic elements of AI, how they work, how companies are using it to solve recruiting challenges, as well as, the critical skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly automated workplace.

HR Artificial Intelligence: Implications and Guidance for International Students

Ed BarrientosDan Larson
Bennett SungAllie Wehling

Ed Barrientos, CEO, Brazen Technologies
Dan Larson, Community Specialist, Hiretual
Bennett Sung, Chief Marketing Officer, AllyO
Allie Wehling, Assessment Delivery Manager, HireVue

This panel, featuring representatives from four leading HR AI technology companies, will focus on how their platforms work, the impact on the hiring process and ways to coach your students to increase their chances for consideration.

How to Help Schools, Students, and Employers Successfully Secure U. S. Work Authorization

Annie MarraDenise Karoli
David Wilks

Annie Marra, Associate Director, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management
Denise Karoli, Senior Associate Director, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
David Wilks, Senior Counsel, Miller Mayer LLC

As the immigration landscape evolves, international student placement in the U.S. weighs heavily on business school administrators and employers alike. This session will examine the results of a multi-school international alumni survey, discuss opportunities for schools and employers to increase success in the U.S. visa process, and hear a cross-industry panel of employers discuss strategies and challenges in hiring international talent.

New Standards for Reporting Specialty Masters Employment Data: Tips on Working with International Millennial Populations

Wendy ClayMitchell Kam

Wendy Clay, Executive Director, University of Rochester
Mitchell Kam, Director, Case Western Reserve University

With the explosive growth and popularity of Specialty Masters programs, in 2017 the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance launched Standards for Reporting Employment Data for Specialty Masters’ Programs. In this session, we will provide a brief overview of these Standards, including best practices for data collection with a focus on challenges with international student populations.

Where are They Now? Launching a Career Progression Survey

Rachel FrintRachel Frint, Director, New York University

Expanding on traditional first-destination career outcome surveys, NYU launched a new tool to compare data and provide a more dynamic picture of a student's career progression and global mobility over time post-OPT. During this session, find out how this small career services team designed the survey, collected data, created buy-in from stakeholders, and utilized results for 15 professional master’s degrees and future school-wide initiatives.

Alumni Networking for International Students

Maureen CarpenterKaren Kouagou

Maureen Carpenter, Assistant Dean, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
Karen Kouagou, Associate Director, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

In response to difficulties faced by international students, the McDonough MBA Career Center came up with a solution to help their students network successfully. During this session, learn how they connect students with US-based international alumni, in person and virtually, who have been successful in the job search.

Targeting Change in Immigration

Blake ChisamBlake Chisam, Partner, Fragomen Worldwide

This presentation will survey the relevant policy and practical changes regarding immigration, with an emphasis on how those changes will affect universities, students and recent graduates.

Home Country and Domestic Job Search Preparation for International Students

Helen WangDenise Wang

Helen Wang, Corporate Relations and Career Advisor, University of Rochester
Denise Wang, Co-Founder, UniCareer

During this session, learn how the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School identified challenges and leveraged the support of UniCareer to address specific job search needs for international students and improved employment outcomes.

Career Search Distress of International Students: Unique Stressors, Distress Signs and Resources

Yi Jiun-LinDr. Yi-Jiun Lin, Counseling Service Assistant Director, University of Maryland College Park

This presentation will highlight unique stressors faced by international job seekers in the U.S.  The audience will learn about stress response styles and provide helpful resources addressing mental health needs of international students.

Bridging the Cultural Crevasse to Help International Students Communicate, Engage and Belong

Judy Shen-FilermanJudy Shen-Filerman, CEO and Founder, Dreambridge Partners LLC

Storytelling, whether for small talk or interviews, is an everyday, expected experience, but highly stressful for international students. Storytelling puts students squarely outside their cultural comfort zone. This session will combine case-studies with experiential learning to help advisors develop understanding as well as practical tools to help international students tell authentic and engaging stories toward professional efficacy and a sense of belonging.

International Student Mobility Trends

Sally LySallie Ly, Associate Director of International Enrollment Management, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

During this session, NAFSA will present information on the latest international student academic and mobility trends.

2019 ISCSR Sponsors

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