Employment Webinars & Workshops for International Students

Employment Webinar Recordings

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question & Answer Session (recorded 2/22/19)

H1-B Workshops

See the H1-B Workshop page for current workshop dates. The purpose of these workshops are to provide information on general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns. BIO staff are not able to answer employer or case-specific H1-B questions. Topics covered:

  • H-1B eligibility criteria
  • Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
  • Minimum salary requirements
  • Employer's role
  • Application timing challenges
  • Options for F/J students/scholars

Spring 2019 Career Center Workshops

The following workshops are offered by the UC Berkeley Career Center. Registration on Handshake is highly recommended for all events. All events are held at the Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA).

International Students: Getting Ready for the Spring Recruiting!

Friday, January 25, 1:00 - 3:15 PM,  Career Center Gold & Blue Room. RSVP here.

Whether you are still actively seeking or just starting your internship/job search at this point, come to this one-stop shop event to learn the essential job search skills and resources tailored to International students' needs from the employer, LinkedIn professional trainer, and Career Center professional. Leverage the Spring recruiting season to the utmost for your dream experience.


1-2 pm Resume & LinkedIn Training for International Students

**2-2:15 pm break**

2:15 - 3:15 pm From Hiring Recruiters: Talking to Employers with Confidence at the Career Fairs

International Students: Graduate and Professional School Application Strategy Panel

Thursday, March 7, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Career Center Gold Room.  RSVP here.

Join a panel of admission professionals and international students who have experience researching and applying for grad/professional programs to learn about:

1. The admission standards of different graduate or professional programs;

2. Top qualities the grad/professional programs are looking for when selecting candidates;

3. Timeline of grad school research, application and test taking;

4. Resources to research and identify good-fit programs; and

5. Strategies in application.