Events & Programs

Spring 2019 Events & Programs

Working on Campus     

What: Are you an International Student interested in gaining valuable work experience during your degree? Join the ISO at the Working on Campus workshop! You get to learn about the benefits of working on campus, hear testimonials from international students who currently work on campus, and obtain valuable tips and resources on how to get your campus job!

When: Tuesday, January 15      

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm  

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)      

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International Students Mocktails Social       

What: Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the GW Textile Museum, feast on foods, drinks, and music from all over the world, meet the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs), and mingle with other international students.

When: Friday, January 18         

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Where: GW Textile Museum (701 21st NW)

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Prepare for the Career Fair       

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Center for Career Services

What: Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA) to prepare for the Spring Annual Career Fair (happening on January 25).  At this workshop, you'll learn career fair DOs and DONTs and ways to make the most of your time at the event. You will get advice and assistance with your resume from an ISCA, practice your professional introduction ("elevator pitch"), research employers - and leave confident and ready for the fair on Friday!

When: Thursday, January 24             

Time: 1:30pm - 3pm          

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor) 

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Lunar New Year Celebration      

Co-sponsored by the ISO and GW Confucius Institute 

What: This event celebrates the Lunar New Year through food, dance, music, and a variety of activities.

When: Thursday, January 31

Where: Colonials Club (Charles E. Smith Center)

 

The Job Search Process

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Center for Career Services

What: Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs) for this workshop which is focused on the entire job search process from the initial search to applying, getting the first screening call, interviewing, and job offer and salary negotiations. We will also discuss how to cope with rejections and provide tips on learning from these experiences and to keep on with the job search process.

When: Wednesday, February 6                   

Time: 11am - 12:30pm      

Where: Marvin Center Room 309

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Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

What: This workshop is designed to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.   

When: Tuesday, February 12                  

Time: 1pm - 2:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor) 

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

What: This workshop is designed to better your understanding of how to obtain OPT work authorization.  

When: Thursday, February 14                        

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm    

Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom (Third Floor)  

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OPT, STEM, H1B, and Beyond         

What: Learn about non-immigrant visas (OPT, STEM, H1B) that allow U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

When: Tuesday, February 19              

Time: 11am - 12:30pm           

Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom (Third Floor)       

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Etiquette Dinner

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Center for Career Services

What: Join Nancy Mitchell from The Etiquette Advocate for an instructional dining experience that will put you at ease in any social or business setting and enable you to focus on the agenda, not the silverware. Enjoy a three-course dinner in a relaxed setting, served with a generous portion of modern etiquette instruction. Through lecture, demonstration and participatory exercises, you will learn essential dining etiquette skills.

When: Wednesday, February 20            

Time: 5:30pm - 8pm          

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)  

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Build Your Brand & Ace Your Next Interview

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Center for Career Services

What: Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs) to learn self-branding and communication strategies that will increase your confidence and help you stand out at interviews.         

When: Thursday, February 21                    

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Room 307      

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All About Networking         

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Center for Career Services

What: Learn about the #1 U.S. job search strategy: networking! Identify strategies to develop your verbal communication skills so that you can effectively promote yourself to potential U.S. employers. Online networking tips (particularly LinkedIn) will also be discussed. 

When: Tuesday, February 26              

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm           

Where: Marvin Center Room 309       

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Annual International Student Alumni Networking Night         

Co-sponsored by the ISO and Center for Career Services

What: Join the ISO and Center for Career Services for this special event for international students to network with alumni who attended GW as international students and are now employed in the U.S. and abroad. 

When: Wednesday, February 27              

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm           

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)       

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J-1 Employment Workshop         

What: Learn about J-1 employment opportunities on and off campus and how to maintain your status while working. J-2 work authorization procedures will also be discussed. 

When: Tuesday, March 5              

Time: 11am - 12pm           

Where: Marvin Center Amphitheater (Third Floor)       

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International Students Tax Workshop      

Co-sponsored by the ISO and GW Tax Department

What: Learn how to properly file taxes as an international student.

When: Thursday, March 7             

Time: 11am - 1pm           

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)       

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Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

What: This workshop is designed to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.   

When: Tuesday, March 19                  

Time: 11am - 12:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor) 

Register on Handshake

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

What: This workshop is designed to better your understanding of how to obtain OPT work authorization.  

When: Thursday, March 21                        

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm    

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)  

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Cherry Blossoms Picnic

What: Join the ISO and International Student Community Ambassadors to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms and network with fellow international students.

When: Friday, March 22                      

Time: 3pm - 5pm 

Where: To Be Determined 

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J-1 Employment Workshop         

What: Learn about J-1 employment opportunities on and off campus and how to maintain your status while working. J-2 work authorization procedures will also be discussed. 

When: Wednesday, April 3            

Time: 2pm - 3pm          

Where: Marvin Center Amphitheater (Third Floor)       

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International Students Spring Ball

When: Friday, April 5       

Time: 8pm         

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)       

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

What: This workshop is designed to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.   

When: Thursday, April 11                 

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom (Third Floor) 

Register on Handshake

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

What: This workshop is designed to better your understanding of how to obtain OPT work authorization.  

When: Tuesday, April 16                       

Time: 11am - 12:30pm    

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)  

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ISO All-Access

What: This half-day event is hosted by the International Services Office (ISO) for international students to obtain travel signatures, talk to ISO advisors about immigration issues, and meet with GW Tax representatives.

Take a break from classes and come enjoy games and snacks with the ISO staff and International Student Community Ambassadors!  

When: Friday, April 19                      

Time: 12pm - 4pm  

Where: Marvin Center Room 309

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International Graduating Students Reception

When: Wednesday, May 15                    

Time: 4pm - 6pm  

Where: City View Room (1957 E. St., NW, 7th Floor)

 

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