Learn about the new International Student Career Development Series!
Learn about the new International Student Career Development Series!
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Friday, April 1 | Spring Semester 2022
Happening Soon in the International Student Center! (MacMillan Hall 017) 
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NationaliTeas: Meet HAWKS Peer Health Educators
Come to the International Student Center, MacMillan Hall 017, to try a selection of durian flavored snacks and a variety of drinks from across the world  (there will also be chips and salsa) AND learn more about healthy habits and how to flourish this spring.
(Today) Friday, April 1 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
(The next two Fridays will also have NationaliTeas events. Check the ISSS Events Calendar for upcoming happenings.)
Navigating Career Options: Map your Journey with the Career Center
Begin with the end in mind and plot your journey with the Career Center at the International Student Center. Leave with information about the Career Center and next steps to prepare for your next professional experience designed by you. Read about more upcoming events in the Spotlight section below.
Monday, April 4, 2022 at 12:00 - 12:30pm. Drop-Ins until 2:00pm.
(No appointment necessary for all your career development needs!)
Health Insurance
 Drop-Ins with Aetna Insurance
Have questions about the student health plan or U.S. health insurance? Come to the International Student Center (MacMillan 017) to meet with an Aetna Insurance representative. 
Wednesday, April 6 from 1:30 to 3:00pm
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Bus Trip to the Cincinnati Zoo
Join ISSS and students from around the world in a trip to one of the oldest and best zoos in the U.S.! This will be an 'egg-citing' day the Cincinnati Zoo that will feature animals receiving Easter-themed treats for the animals and guests. The Easter bunny will also be there! Don't miss this great cultural and zoological experience!
Tickets include zoo entry fee and bus transportation: $21/person; $10/child (ages 2-12); children under 2 years old are free. Students are welcome to bring friends and family. Please register by April 7 (Spaces are limited)
Saturday, April 16 at 9:30am to 2:30pm
Register for bus trip to Cincy Zoo, April 16
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Stress Less Day
Check out all the events happening that are part of Stress Less Week. Stop by the ISSS table at Stress Less Day to receive and share some positive affirmations and support in languages from all over the world. There will also be: dog therapy; free massages; Insomnia cookies and other snacks; giant board games; giveaways and prizes; free stress tests - measure your own stress level and learn how to decrease it; coloring books; sticker and button-making; suicide prevention resources and information on how to help friends in distress; mental health treatment and referral information; and more! 
Thursday, April 7 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm in the Armstrong Pavilion 
Important Dates for Spring 2022
April 4 - Last Day to Withdraw from a full semester course 
April 6 - Fall 2022 Registration begins
April 18 - Last Day to Withdraw from University and last day to file U.S. taxes
May 13 - End of Spring Term 
May 14-15 - Commencement Weekend 
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Understand Enrollment Requirements

U.S. law requires international students to register for full-time study during each fall and spring semester. Full-time study is defined as 12 credits of coursework for undergraduate students and 9 credits for graduate students. 
If you need to withdraw from a course during the semester, please be sure that you are still enrolled in at least 12 credits (undergraduate) or 9 credits (graduate) to maintain your legal status! Please note that registration for Late 6-Week Sprint Courses has closed. If you are thinking about dropping a course and are unsure of how it will affect you, please speak with an ISSS advisor BEFORE dropping a course that may impact full-time enrollment and legal status.
Review the ISSS webpage for more information about Enrollment Requirements and related topics. 
5 Days and 5 Steps to Get Career Ready Now!
International Student Career Development Series

Presentation from 12:00 - 12:30pm; drop-ins until 2:00 pm for your career development needs at the International Student Center (MacMillan 017)

  • April 4 - Navigating Career Options: Map your Journey with the Career Center
  • April 11 - Develop Your Career Story: Tips on interviewing
    Gain insights about what employers look for in a candidate and learn how to tell employers why you are the best candidate!
  • April 18 - Reduce Your Stress for Your Next Virtual Interview
    Eighty-two percent of Employers have adopted virtual interviewing as a part of their hiring practice! Career Center Staff will share tips and tools for success. 
  • April 25 - International Student Resume Development Build your Global Resume
    Having a strong foundation in developing resumes is essential for executing a dual job search (U.S. and international).
  • May 2 - Maximize Global Relationships during the summer using LinkedIn and Alumni Connect
    Build a diverse network of mentors, thought leaders and Miami University international alumni. 
Other Career Development Opportunities

  • April 8 at 6:00pm in the Marcum Hotel - Career Exploration Forum
    This student led event provides opportunities to seek professional career advice from special guest speakers, as well as the chances to network with them and other participants from diverse backgrounds. Plus, finger food will be served. provided! Please register for Career Exploration Forum by April 7.
  • April 12 at 7:00pm via Zoom - International Alumni Working in the U.S. Career Panel
    Hear from international Miami alumni who are now working in the U.S. and learn from their experience and journey of going from Miami student to entering the U.S. workforce. Please register to attend International Alumni Working in U.S. Career Panel (Panelist info coming soon).
Support Women Helping Women
Use promo code DD6TQQE at the Oxford Chipotle on April 5 from 4-8pm and 33% of event sales will be donated to Women Helping Women. Also, starting April 1, get involved with the Clothesline Project
Student work opportunities:
Global Initiatives is looking for friendly, outgoing, self-motivated student employees to work at the Advising Center's front desk.
Support International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the Study Abroad office by greeting visitors, handling general inquiries, scheduling appointments, filing, data entry, organizing office materials, running errands on campus, taking visa/passport photos, and other assigned duties as needed. 
Other opportunities: 
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