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December 4, 2015

College to Corporate - How to Prepare for the Real “Work” World for International Students in the US

Binghamton University
In an effort to help international students in the U.S. have the opportunity to learn about the cultural expectations in American corporations, Authentic Journeys hosts College to Corporate (C2C) programs in universities and colleges in the U.S.A. The workshop given at Binghamton University, detailed below gave international students an orientation to what could happen the first day of their first job. 

How to Prepare for the Real “Work” World
Binghamton University: Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development  
College to Corporate Programs
International students representing different disciplines and majors received a brief on what to expect their first day at work. In this discussion we talked about and practiced:

  • Do’s and don’ts of professional small talk
  • Dress codes
  • Introductions & Handshakes
  • Body Language

Listing on the BU website:
At the School of Management Website 
At The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development Website  

None of this would be possible without the guidance and help of Wren Fritsky, Career Counselor from the Fleishman Center. Thank you, Wren! 
Contact Jennifer Kumar, Authentic JourneysJennifer Kumar is an American citizen who is the Managing Director of Authentic Journeys. Based in Kochi, India, Jennifer provides corporate programs for Indians working with Americans. Jennifer is available to conduct similar sessions at your university or college with advance planning. Programs also available as train the trainer for international student orientation facilitators looking for innovative programs to add to their list of offerings. Contact us today to plan interactive, innovative college to corporate programs for international students at your college today! 

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