ISOP Presentations and Handouts
This presentation includes: Welcome: ISSS Services to Students, Immigration Do’s and Don’ts for International Students, U of M Health Service & Insurance Coverage, Diversity at the University, and Minnesota International Center
Surviving and Thriving as a Graduate Student
Graduate School is one of the most rewarding times in your life, but also one of the most challenging. Learn tools and tips to make your life easier. We will explore: how to build and maintain a good working relationship with your adviser, U.S. classroom expectations, how to avoid plagiarism and write successfully for an academic audience in the U.S., and navigating important campus resources to help you accomplish your goals. See extra handout.
What Every Undergraduate Needs to Know to Succeed at the U of M
Do you want to succeed in your undergraduate studies? Do you know what S/N, APA/MLA, wait lists, GPA, and service indicators are? Do you feel confident about navigating this large campus and its complicated systems? Are you concerned about your writing skills? This session will provide you with information every undergraduate at the UM should know. See extra handout.
New Student Workshops
Avenues to Work Visas and Green Card
This session will outline the most common work visas and who/how to qualify and discuss the most common family and employment-based avenues to green card. The purpose is to give clear information on realistic options (and to dispel myths and misinformation) for graduate students after graduation.
Your Passport to the University Libraries
At this workshop you will learn about the University of Minnesota Libraries' system and how it can serve you. Learn where to go for help, how many books you can check out, where to find online books, newspapers and journals...you may only have to go as far as your home computer. Let us show you how!
Sex, Drugs And Rock & Roll - A Legal Perspective
1) Navigating dating, partying, student life choices,
2) The rules about money, private property & fraud,
3) Driving, owning and operating a vehicle,
4) Safety / Crime and avoiding problems
Job Search and On-campus Employment
Learn what to expect in job search process in the U.S., career services on campus, and how to find on-campus employment.