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International in the US with Henry & Haruka

International in the US with Henry & Haruka

By Henry Li
International students experience a lot of culture shock when moving for school. As two international students in the US, we hope to explore a variety of fields in which the American culture is different from our own backgrounds, and to learn about how to best position ourselves to have enriching experiences and foster community here in the US.
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#10 Post-Grad Update
We wanted to give a post-graduation update on what we're up to, the immigration processes we've seen, and everything else that comes with leaving college and adulting independently. We delve into our early-career experiences (benefits, onboarding, day in the life) and housing search process.  *** Note: As you know, we are neither lawyers or financial advisors, and all the information we share is from our personal experience and for informational purposes only! 
August 15, 2021
#9 Credit Card 101
We draw on our experience researching and applying for credit cards in the US as international students. We talk through why getting a credit card as a student is beneficial, what features to assess - particularly in student credit cards - , and what to keep in mind to start building a strong credit score. 
January 13, 2021
#8 Personal Finance with Chris
We sat down with Chris Di Fronzo, Director of Tufts Financial Initiative and Associate Director at the Tufts Career Center, to discuss everything personal finance. From mutual funds to retirement planning, Chris laid out the foundations of investment and budgeting, particularly what college students should keep in mind as we look to enter the workforce in the coming years. 
December 11, 2020
#7 Breaking into the Tech Industry with David
David Massart walked us through how he grew interested in working in tech, his internship interview preparation strategy, and campus experiences he has taken on over the past four years. He shared with us his career aspirations, how he builds his network, and the leadership approach he takes on when managing project teams. 
November 29, 2020
#6 Work Authorization and Immigration Details with Andrew
Andrew Shiotani, Director of the Tufts International Center, shares detailed insights into all the immigration and work authorization-related processes that international students need to know about, from the CPT, OPT to STEM extension requirements and steps to follow. We also discussed the impact of the pandemic on the job search, maintaining optimism while studying remotely, and travel limitations while awaiting the Employment Authorization Document.  Follow this link for further Tufts-specific resources:
November 13, 2020
#5 Consulting and Getting Residency with Arjun
Today we sat down with Arjun Padalkar, who shared his experience navigating the consulting job search first as international student on an F1 visa, and later, on a green card status. Listen on to hear about his sense of home, the power of alumni networks, and casing interview tips. 
November 01, 2020
#4 Thinking Through College: Experiencing College Life at Tufts and Oxford with Armanc
Today, Armanc joins us to talk about his time at Oxford, navigating social life as an international student at Tufts, and his job search process as he navigates life as a graduating senior in a US college under a pandemic. 
October 17, 2020
#3 Shaping Your Space: Dorm Decor & Housing Setup
We welcomed Nicci Mattey, a junior at Tufts, as our first guest to talk about how she decorates and sets up her home away from home each year, how she manages shared space, and her advice for students looking to attend college far from home. 
October 02, 2020
#2 Networking and Personal Branding
This week, we delve into networking professionally and building a personal brand in the US, as well as maintaining relationships using social media platforms. 
September 18, 2020
#1 Intro and Culture Shocks
In this podcast we talk about our journey, struggles, and the culture shocks we've experienced as international students in the US.
September 05, 2020