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Happy Fall! In this edition of our Career Training USA newsletter, you'll find helpful tips on finding an internship, discover how an internship in North Carolina was key to understanding American marketing and culture, and hear from our participants about the practical skills they’ve gained through their experience in the U.S.!
Applications for Visa Sponsorship for 2018 Programs
We are currently accepting applications for J-1 Visa sponsorship for 2018 programs. Make your resume stand out with an internship or training program in the U.S. and apply now!
For more on interning in the U.S., read our Student Guide.
Questions or comments? Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].
Career Training USA Community – Connect With Us!
We want you to find the right internship for you, and we've provided tips and resources to help you search for an internships in the U.S.. But here, we’d like to highlight one aspect that is particularly important for international students and young professionals.
LinkedIn is a great way to network and present yourself to prospective host employers that doesn’t require you to meet them face-to-face - a plus for anyone applying to positions from outside the U.S. First, you’ll need to create a great LinkedIn profile, including your career information and recommendations from professors or employers. A completed LinkedIn profile is 40 times more likely to receive profile views. From there, research companies and internships and reach out to people who you’re interested in learning from. And don’t forget to join groups for better networking opportunities and lots of great articles about new innovations in your field. Our guide to using LinkedIn will give you more details on using this great tool to boost your search!
“The first days were very exciting; I had to come along with so many new experiences. But it was really easy to get in touch with American society. The people are very friendly and helpful and I’m so glad of being a part of this team at Lutze Inc. There are some differences in the American culture or even to European culture, such as saying "Hi" or "How are you?" every time you step into a store or start a conversation. Also the service in restaurants is different; a free table is shown by a hostess and every five to ten minutes the waiter asks if everything is okay and refills your drinks. Cashless payment made my life much easier, and I'll miss the opportunity to go shopping on Sundays or after 10 p.m.”
We get wonderful feedback from our participants as they finish their internships and training programs! Here are their reasons why you should take advantage of this opportunity.
“I have gained increased policy and research skills. I have been exposed to the workings of a different country's government at the highest level, which has improved my international knowledge and exposure.” Sarah Pereira from New Zealand was a political science and government intern with Congressman Gregory Meeks
“First of all I improved my English. I [also] learned how to: Share my ideas and pitch it to potential clients, Negotiate deals with vendors, Participated in important meetings, Worked on budgeting” Rita Tabet from Italy was a business and marketing intern for Pop Up Mob
“I gained valuable experience in both an American and international working environment. For example, attending meetings with American world leaders and participating in events with American speakers provided me with insights into both American business culture. Other valuable skills I gained were largely analytical; learning how to write professional emails and press releases to both an American and international recipient/audience.” Florence Brunert from the U.K. was a political science and government intern at Religions for Peace
Participants Tour the UN
Every year, the Career Training USA team exhibits at the annual conference of the European Association for International Education. We enjoy having this opportunity to connect with universities from all around the world and to discuss how we can make interning in the U.S. fast and easy for your students. This year, we had the opportunity to meet with more than 40 universities, and we look forward to providing J-1 Visa sponsorship to many of your students in the coming months. If you met with us, don’t forget to share the special conference discount code with your students!
On September 11, 2017, two InterExchange participants joined a conservation volunteering event on New York City's Governor's Island, organized by the Student Conservation Association. Thanks to Ting and Matthew for lending a hand!⠀ ⠀ @the_sca @911_day @governorsisland ⠀ ⠀ #nyc #volunteering #911Day #conservation #routej1 #savej1 #usa #culturalexchange
InterExchange is a nonprofit organization with more than 40 years of experience dedicated to promoting cultural awareness through a wide range of affordable and exciting work & travel, professional training, internship, au pair, camp, language learning, and volunteer programs within the U.S. and abroad. InterExchange is designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor the J-1 Visa for people from around the world who would like to engage in cultural exchange by visiting the U.S. for a defined period of time. Our Career Training USA program helps international students and young professionals enjoy internships and training programs across the USA.
We help international visitors to best take advantage of the cultural opportunities offered by their local host communities in the U.S. Similarly, we encourage U.S. host employers to promote cultural learning by introducing international visitors to uniquely American values, customs, history, and activities while simultaneously learning about the countries and cultures of visiting participants. Strengthening these relationships makes achieving the goals of mutual cultural exchange possible and allows us to build a global community - one person at a time.