Events in UCIS

Friday, October 18

10:00 am Career Counselling/Conference
International Student Career Conference
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development
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Through speakers, panelists, and a breakout session, international students will receive valuable career advice and leave feeling prepared to succeed in a global world.

•Learn about their options as an international student before, during, and once hired in the workplace.
•Report a greater understanding of navigating the world of work and having meaningful conversations about job opportunities.
•Engage and network with employers who are committed to hiring international talent.

Below is the tentative schedule:

10:00AM to 10:30AM: Registration @ WPU Assembly Room
10:30AM to 11:30AM: Welcome Remarks and Student/Employer Panel @ WPU Assembly Room
11:30AM to 12:15PM: LUNCH @ WPU Assembly Room
12:30PM to 1:05PM: Immigration Attorney Q and A @ WPU Assembly Room
1:15PM to 2:00PM: Breakout Session @ 5thfloor of the WPU (choice of OIS Employment Presentation OR Career Center Presentation)

2:00 pm Career Counselling
Employability (Made) in Germany
O’Hara Student Center, Dining Room
Sponsored by:
International Week along with UAS7 Alliance
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The University of Pittsburgh and UAS7 alliance of seven German Universities of Applied Sciences will bring together a range of speakers to address career and study options with German universities and businesses. The theme will be Employability (Made In) Germany (EiG). Our goal is to provide information about career options at German companies in Pennsylvania and beyond, as well as study, internship and research opportunities in Germany for US students.

The event gives students the opportunity to learn about select companies in an intimate setting and ask questions on the expectations the respective companies might have when hiring interns or fresh graduates. This will include rotating roundtable discussions followed by a networking hour. We will serve traditional German snack foods.

Join us in this unique networking opportunity made possible by the “The Year of German-American Friendship” initiative.

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
German-Spanish Cultural Mashup
Global Hub, Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week along with German Club and Spanish Club
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Students of all levels of German and Spanish will co-mingle and teach each other the basics of each language in a social setting. Students can network with each other and learn about their experiences with Pitt's language programs.

Friday, October 18 until Saturday, October 19

5:30 pm Workshop/Teacher Training
The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Lessons Learned
4130 Wesley Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Could this happen again? The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history, so deadly that some countries ran out of coffins. The symptoms were horrible, giving it the name of “black flu.” Although there is no universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide. Now 100 years later, we will explore in this two-day minicourse for K-12 educators the origins of the pandemic; its impact in Europe, Asia, and the Americas; and how the field of global health changed from an emphasis on tropical medicine to international health. Free materials, ACT 48, parking, and meals. This mini-course is co-sponsored by the Global Studies Center and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, and the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

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