Tips for Mentors Working with International Students

Tips for Mentors Working with International Students in the Smeal Mentoring Program

The Business Career Center provides many helpful resources and guidance for International Students on their website.

One of the simplest ways a Mentor can help their Protégé is to provide them with feedback on their resume, cover letter, 30-second elevator pitch and by conducting mock interviews.

 Mentors can also encourage their Protégé to:

  • Schedule a Career Coaching appointment with the Business Career Center

  • Research, prepare, and know important career fair dates (see Business Career Center website for these dates)

  • Use for internship and job searches

  • Get involved on campus & attend professional development It is very important it is to meet new people (both other students and professionals) and become comfortable with the skill of networking.

  • Use LinkedIn to promote their talents, experience, and background. 

Other important information for Mentors to know: 

  • International students are only eligible to participate in SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
  • International students are REQUIRED to meet with the Office of International Students & Scholars before seeking an internship & also after obtaining the internship. 

  • These students MUST enroll in BA395A to earn credit for a summer internship because full-time CPT must be credit bearing