Thursday, February 22, 2024

Life in Iowa, a program designed to assist international students in adjusting to life and the academic system at the University of Iowa, invites international students to attend a workshop to learn more about curricular practical training (CPT) and job search strategies with Pauline Beazer James, senior advisor, International Student & Scholar Services, Dr. Jennifer Teitle, assistant dean, Grad Success Center, and Paula Ross, assistant director of peer programs and career coach, Pomerantz Career Center.

At this virtual workshop, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the requirements and procedures to legally work in the United States as an international student. Following the CPT visa introduction, we invite you to participate in our job search workshop, tailored specifically for international students seeking employment opportunities. You'll learn effective job search strategies and networking skills essential for securing a position that aligns with your study program.

CPT and Job Search Workshop  

When: Thursday, March 28, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. (CDT)  

Where: attend via Zoom*  
*This link will not be active until the day of the event.  


This event is sponsored by International Programs, the Grad Success Center and the Pomerantz Career Center. 
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Shuhui Lin in advance at or 319-335-0335. 


International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.