In this Collegial Conversation, experts from the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) International Student Services Committee discussed career development experiences and the needs of international students and alumni seeking employment in the United States. Learn about resources and model practices for career development professionals at public and private institutions. Learn more about the panelists below.

The content is relevant to international student and scholar services, international enrollment management, advising, career services, as well as potential employers.

Nicole M. Anderson

Nicole Anderson
Tufts University
Nicole M. Anderson is associate director of Alumni Career Services at Tufts University in Medford/Boston, MA. With more than two decades of experience career advising thousands of students and alumni at Tufts University and Boston College, Nicole remains a constant advocate for the international...

Ivette Mekdessi

Ivette Mekdesski
Rice University
Ivette Mekdessi develops and implements instructional programming related to post-graduate planning in Rice University’s Center for Career Development (CCD). She provides individual counseling and assessment interpretation to assist students and alumni in making informed career decisions and to...

Un Yeong Park

Un Yeong Park
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Un Yeong Park is an assistant director at The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has assisted mainly international students in their career and professional development as well as global employers in their global recruiting activities. He has also run global careers...

Sharena Cotellesse Payne

Sharena Cotellesse Payne
American University
Sharena Cotellesse Payne is the associate director of employer relations at American University (AU). She began her career in international education 15 years ago working in Education Abroad with GlobaLinks and Colorado State University, before living and working in Guatemala for two years. Sharena...