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01 Dec

5 Growing IT Careers to Consider »

As the job market becomes more flexible with remote working and the economy runs more dependent on digital platforms, the need for information technology (IT) skills has skyrocketed. Employment for a variety of computer science and IT roles is projected to ...Read More

24 Nov

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What Is Optional Practical Training and How to Meet Requirements »

As an international student, you may be eligible for practical training related to your field of study. One type of training that may be available to you is Optional Practical Training (OPT).  Let’s discuss what OPT is and the requirements ...Read More

17 Nov

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What Is Curricular Practical Training and How to Meet Requirements »

As an F-1 student, you may qualify for practical training related to your primary field of study. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations permit two types of practical training; one is Curricular Practical Training (CPT).  What Is Curricular Practical Training?  Curricular Practical ...Read More

10 Nov

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Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid While Being Interviewed »

One of the main reasons people further their education is to get the academic training they need to pursue a meaningful career. Once academic studies are complete, and students graduate, the next step is submitting resumes, landing interviews, and starting ...Read More

03 Nov

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How International Students can get an Externship with Little-to-No Experience »

Part of your training at the Computer Systems Institute is gaining real-world experience with an externship. Some students may be nervous and feel like they aren’t the strongest candidate or have enough experience to fulfill these positions. The fact is ...Read More

27 Oct

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How International Students Can Get a Strong Academic Start »

Arriving and getting established at a new school is difficult for students of all ages and levels, but it’s even harder for international students. Not only do they have to deal with the trials and tribulations of being in a ...Read More

18 Oct

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Building Friendships with Multi-Cultural Classmates »

Attending classes of any kind in an overseas learning environment means you will inevitably be surrounded by people of different nationalities, cultural backgrounds, religions, and more. You may wonder how you can build thriving and meaningful friendships with people who ...Read More

13 Oct

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Exploring Massachusetts as an International Student: Interesting Places to See »

International students in Massachusetts have a unique and extraordinary opportunity to explore America's rich history, culture, and beauty firsthand, all in one place. Here are some examples of interesting places you can explore in the state aptly known as The ...Read More

06 Oct

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Exploring Illinois as an International Student: Interesting Places to See »

Known for its world-class city of Chicago, the entire state of Illinois offers international students a way to steep themselves in the culture and history of America beyond the classroom.  Chicago  It's difficult to say that you've seen Illinois without at least ...Read More

22 Sep

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Top 10 Conversation-Starting Questions Every International Student Should Know »

When international students come together as a class for the first time, it can be a pretty daunting and challenging experience. It's only natural to wonder about how to connect with their new classmates. In such a diverse room, with ...Read More
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