Thursday, January 24, 2008

Virtual Career Fair for International Students in STEM Disciplines

In a recent press release the National Association of Colleges and Employers shared their response to the shortage of graduates from STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in the US. Their answer? A Virtual career fair for international students.

The virtual career fair is “designed to make it easier for employers and international students to find each other, so that talent and opportunity can come together in productive ways for candidates and organizations,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director.

This virtual career fair will be open to:

1. U.S. employers with overseas operations who want to expand their global work force.

2. Global employers who are seeking candidates currently studying in the United States who wish to return to their home countries for internships or careers beyond graduation.

3. International employers with offices in the United States looking to hire candidates with international skills.

4. International students currently attending NACE-member colleges and universities in the United States who:
- Want to return to their home country for full-time or internship opportunities.
- Are currently pursuing one-year Optional Practical Training (OPT) and/or long-term opportunities in the United States.
- Are currently pursuing summer Curricular Practical Training (CPT) internships in the United States.

Employers will begin posting internships and job opportunities on January 22, 2008. The virtual career fair will open to students in February.

Mark your calendars and check for updates here!

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