Holistic Support for the Career Transition of International Students Returning Home in the Coronavirus Era and Beyond

NCDA Webinar April 28, 2020

The NCDA 2020 Webinar series presents:

Holistic Support for the Career Transition of
International Students Returning Home
in the Coronavirus Era and Beyond


Presented by: Members of the International Student Services Committee: Elif Balin, Sonia Liang, Xinrui (Rose) Xu

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
2:00-3:00pm (Central Time)

Holistic Support for the Career Transition of International Students Returning HomeThe NCDA International Student Services Committee (ISSC) recognizes current challenges that career services professionals are experiencing (such as an outbreak of pandemic disease, cultural variances, political situations, etc.) when serving the international student population during this transition period. Join the conversation with the NCDA ISSC speakers on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 to discuss the factors that motivate International Students to return to their home country. This webinar will help you become familiar with the potential advantages and challenges of returning home. You will also be able to receive resources and best practices to help international students prepare to return home holistically.

Presenter Information:

Elif Balin is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and the coordinator of the Career Counseling specialization at San Francisco State University. Besides teaching career counseling and counseling skills courses, Elif has published several articles and book chapters on career counseling and international student career development. Also, she chaired the NCDA International Student Services Committee between 2013 and 2015 and continues to co-lead research projects under this committee. During her professional school counseling and career counseling experiences in Turkey and the U.S., she worked with a diverse population of students and developed specialized programs to support their career development, mental health, and cultural transition needs.

Sonia Liang is the Associate Director at the Career Strategies Center of the International Business School, Brandeis University. Recently transitioned from the undergraduate office, she shifted her focus from general career counseling to providing career education to the Business Analytics graduate student cohort through teaching, career coaching, and programming. As an active international student advocate, Sonia created strategic partnerships for students through specific programming, campus outreach, and employer relations efforts. She spearheaded a series of initiatives that led to the undergraduate office receiving the National Career Development Association (NCDA) 2019 “Service to International Students” award.

Xinrui (Rose) Xu is a Career Services Consultant with an international student focus at the Center for Career Opportunities at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Working at a centralized career center, Xinrui provides counseling and coaching to students from all majors at all degree levels at Purdue University and has a unique perspective on serving a diverse population with various career needs. In her role as an international student specialist, she aims at facilitating a campus-wide support system and identifying champions for international students, in addition to providing specific programming to students. Xinrui joins the NCDA international student service committee since June 2019.



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1 hour CE Certificate included

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