Entries by Beth Szurpicki

OPT Success Story: Aayush Agarwal

International students list finding an employment opportunity as the number one factor in determining where they will live after graduation. Aayush Agarwal is no different. Aayush came to the U.S. from India to study Automotive Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. Like many others in his program, he was drawn to Lawrence Tech and Michigan because […]

Demonstrate Soft Skills to Land Your Job or Internship!

What do you think it takes to land your dream job? Good grades? A glowing reference? Powerful connections? If you listed any of the above, you’d be correct. But you’d be forgetting one very important skill. A skill that is overlooked by many, but never by employers: mastery of soft skills. Your Emotional Intelligence You […]

Hiring International Students: The Economic Advantage

Hiring an international student studying at a university in Michigan is an investment in our state’s economic future.  Michigan’s economy is currently evolving; it no longer relies heavily on the auto industry and manufacturing, it is moving toward a diversified, highly technological economy. This creates a need for new, creative recruiting strategies that allow access to […]