Hot Topics Roundtable: Job Hunting as an International Student

Join us online November 16, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 PM as we celebrate International Education Week!

Job hunting as an international student brings its own set of unique challenges as you navigate immigration regulations and cultural differences. In this Roundtable Discussion, we’ll hear from a panel of international students and alumni as well as SJSU staff who work closely with international students. Topics will focus on what’s important to you, and you can submit questions when you register for the event. We also want to hear from you, and encourage you to participate in the discussion by sharing your experience, challenges, and questions regarding employment as an international student. Format of the event will include: Panel Discussion on Hot Topics (20 minutes) followed by an interactive Roundtable Discussion with participants (30 minutes).

Meet our panelists!

Thi Bui

Software Engineering Intern at Norton LifeLock

B.S. Computer Science, December 2022

Thi worked at Norton LifeLock over summer 2022, focusing on backend development and is returning as a full-time Software Engineer after graduation. In the summer of 2021, Thi interned for a stealth startup working on full stack development with Python. On campus, Thi is a Global Leader for ISSS and Peer Educator for Peer Connections. This semester, she is conducting a social network analysis with the Computer Science Department.

Shanivi Gupta

UX Design Intern, Radian Group, Inc.

MS Human Factors & Ergonomics, May 2023

During the summer of 2022, Shanivi interned as a User Experience Designer at Radian on the UX team. The summer internship was eventually converted to a fall co-op, where she is currently working part-time. On campus, Shanivi is serving as a Global leader (student assistant) at the office of international student and scholar services (ISSS).

Utsav Jain

DevOps Software Engineer, Corning Incorporated

MS Software Engineering, 2019

In his day job as a Software Engineer, Utsav helps to develop advanced telecommunication equipment. Utsav specializes in cloud and virtualization technologies. He is also an officer of the soon to be recognized chapter of the SJSU alumni association called the IAN or the International Alumni Network.

Aadesh Sharma

Operations Business Analyst Intern, Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals

MS Engineering Management, Dec. 2022

During the summer of 2022, Aadesh interned as an Operations Business Analyst Intern at Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals. The summer internship was eventually converted to a fall co-op, where he works part-time. On campus, Aadesh is serving as a Global Leader (Student Assistant) at the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office.

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