How to Write Cover Letter for Job Application

How to Write Cover Letter for Job Application

Many students struggle with cover letters. Do people read it? How long should it be? What should I put on there? Heather from ChampAmerica will show you how to write an effective cover letter that not only showcase your skills and character, but also avoid some of the commonly seen mistakes by international students. #coverletter […]

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I Tried Virtual Speed Networking and Here is What Happened

I am a career coach and one of the things I most often teach people, believe it not, is how to network. This is not just an issue among international students; a lot of Americans struggle too. Networking has become trickier post-COVID-19. People are working from home, and there are no more happy hours, meetups, industry […]

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Networking in the Age of Covid-19 – Virtual Networking Career Panel

Our Virtual Career panel was a great success. Thanks to our great speaker Zoe Braiterman, Osman R. Ali Gonzalo Olmedo Nancy Schneier Xiaohe(Charlotte) Yu for your time, candid advice, and humor in this challenging time. It is important for us to stay connected, lift each other’s spirit, and fight #coronavirus ! Team ChampAmerica is here […]

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Four Things You Need for A Successful Virtual Interview

Many of you emailed or called us about the challenges with virtual interviews so we thought that you might like Heather’s four tips on virtual interviews. COVID-19 has completely changed the way we work and virtual interviews, like many other things, is here to stay. So, whether you like it or not, it is important […]

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Is Your Employer Sponsoring Your H-1B Visa This Year?

H-1B visa sponsorship has long been a topic that is front and center, and now it is more of a focus than ever before. Nonetheless, many students whom I have coached found full-time job offers in the U.S. last year. March is the time for employers to submit H-1B visa petitions on your behalf, but […]

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The Biggest Winner of the U.S.-China Trade Deal? Chinese International Students

On Jan. 15th, 2020, the U.S. and China signed Phase One of the long-awaited Trade Agreement. A few “big ticket items” have been widely discussed, including the additional $200bn in exports to China, enhancing intellectual property protection and currency valuation. However, there is also an inconspicuous but important element in Phase One. Chapter Four on […]

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Who are the Top OPT/CPT Employers? (USCIS Jan. 28, 2020)

On January 28th, 2020, the USCIS published The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Report. This report provided some interesting data on the demographics and academics of international students, as well as valuable information on their employment under the OPT and CPT programs. A quick highlight on the OPT and CPT employment numbers, 2018 vs. […]

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Three Steps to Beat AI & Get Hired! Recruiting Trends & Strategy for Students (1)

Updated: Sep 12, 2019 In 2019 employers want to hire the right person efficiently and at a low cost. New technologies and AI have been used extensively to achieve these goals. In this article, I will discuss how AI is being deployed in several key steps of recruiting and how you can enhance your chances […]

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Acing Behavioral Interviews-“Give me an example”

In the workplace, many challenges can arise and you must be responsive. Companies like to uncover how you handle challenges by asking questions relating to your roles in past projects. This is a great opportunity to talk about personal key skills that will qualify you for the position you are seeking. #tellmeaboutyourself #champamerica #internationalstudents #jobinterviews […]

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Acing Behavioral Interviews- “Tell me about yourself”

“Tell me about yourself” is the most common interview question and often times, the first question asked in any interviews. This is also an important question as interviewers can form an impression of you within the first 30 seconds of the interview. How do you answer this question well – balancing your academic and professional […]

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