If the old saying "it's not what you know but who you know" is true, then international students are in deep trouble because most lack a base of contacts when they arrive in the U.S to go to college
Drawing heavily on Chapter 5, Become a Global Networker, of The International Advantage Get Noticed Get Hired! this workshop focuses on helping international students develop advanced networking communication skills which are needed to help them create genuine relationships with a new base of U.S contacts. Packet with counterintuitive information grounded on reliable research this session often makes international students feel uncomfortable at first while causing them to be introspective about how they view networking. As the session progresses, it is our experience that most students, on their own, re-frame their approach to networking and look forward to meeting new people. This is a 2-part program. Part 1 is a live 90 min. program and part 2 is typically an hour long webinar which is when students report their individual networking results. This is a challenging, results-driven workshop. This program is only available for graduate international students. Content is not appropriate for undergraduate students.
I attended Marcelo's seminar on Networking in the US, and found it helpful. He answered some of the most pressing yet hard to ask questions that we have as international students in the US. The session was interactive, and he provided real life examples that made his advice both authentic and relatable.
Anna Sanga | MBA Candidate at NYU SternBeauty & FMCG Professional | Asia/New Market Entry | Business Development & Strategy
Marcelo Barros solidified the critical role networking takes in the US culture to our international students. Before his program, our students did not fully realize how important having positive networking experiences would be to their job search. Marcelo walked them through scenarios and also shared his own experiences as an international student on the job hunt. After Marcelo’s networking presentation, I saw a noticeable increase in our international students reaching out for informational interviews and overall networking.