WSP 131 — Launching Your US Career: A Communication Toolkit for Non-Native English Speakers
This workshop will teach you how to communicate effectively in your US job search. You will learn how to navigate some of the challenges you face in trying to establish or reestablish your career in America, including making appropriate language choices and becoming familiar with American business and cultural norms. The workshop will be hands-on and participatory and will introduce you to key principles of strategic communication that you can apply to informational and formal interviewing, as well as writing cover letters and resumes. You will practice face-to-face mock interviewing with a native-speaking professional who will, using the description of a real job you would like to apply for, pose the kind of interview questions you can expect to hear. You will learn how to tailor your application to the requirements of the position and build confidence in your ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Prerequisite: Advanced English proficiency by non-native
speakers using English in professional settings.
The course includes a lesson and practicum component. Students should submit a current resume and job ad for a position they would like to apply for before the workshop begins.
This workshop may not be taken for a Letter Grade.