Career Planning Resources

Planning your career is an important process, and knowing what major you want to pursue is a critical part of your education. Counsellors from Everbright Educational Consultants can help you to create a plan that takes you in a right path. The Career Plan is a valuable tool in helping you reach your goals and a successful future! 

Resume Tips

    1. Don’t list coursework—focus on your skills.
    2. Include your language abilities to show diversity.
    3. Include your visa status on resume—honesty is the best policy.
    4. The foundation of a successful job search is an effective resume. Webster defines a resume as “a short account of one’s career and qualifications prepared typically by an applicant for a position.” The purpose of a resume is to get the applicant a job interview by generating the employer’s interest in the applicant and their qualifications for the position.


    1. Your best references are professors, advisors, and former employers.
    2. Maintain contact with them.
    3. Ask the person before you list them as a reference.
    4. Give your references a copy of your resume.

Surviving the Interview

    1. Practice English.
    2. Calm employer fears.
    3. Know the visa process.
    4. Use cultural and international experience as a strength.
    5. Know legal vs. Illegal questions.
    6. Be early.

Keys to Success

    1. Patience and persistence.
    2. Start early (6-8 months).
    3. Find a niche.
    4. Practice in mock interviews.
    5. Be enthusiastic.
    6. Be honest.

Working on Campus

All international students enrolled in degree programs are allowed to work on campus. However, you need authorization from the Office of International Affairs. Hourly limits for scholarships and assistantships are twenty (20) hours per week when school is in session. When school is not in session limit is forty (40) hours per week.

Workin off Campus

International students are not allowed to work off-campus under three categories. International students are required to obtain the authorization from the Immigration services, in order to work off-campus.