International Student Workshops - International Student Services - Truckee Meadows Community College

International Student Workshops

International Student Services, in collaboration with other College units, has a workshop series designed just for international students. While new international students are required to attend, we also encourage continuing international students to attend some or all of these workshops, as they apply to their interests and situations. We hope to see you soon at our Friday workshops!

Required International Student Workshops Spring 2023

Orientation continues throughout your first semester at TMCC with a series of required workshops. An enrollment hold will be placed on all international student accounts before fall registration begins. The enrollment hold will be removed after the completion of the final workshop. Please remember to add these dates and times to your calendars now.

We look forward to seeing you throughout this first semester!

Spring 2023

Date/Location Workshop Description
Feb. 3, 2023
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
RDMT 253

Understanding the American Classroom and Cultural Adjustment

In this interactive workshop, you will gain an understanding of cultural adjustment and how to adapt to your new culture and environment. Living in a culture other than your own can be exciting and challenging at the same time. Regardless of where you come from, it is natural and common for all international students to go through a period of cultural adjustment. Understanding that process and getting support throughout this transition will help you adjust better and have a more fulfilling experience, academically, personally, and professionally. This will be your opportunity to talk about the challenges you may have in the first weeks of class and to understand the behaviors and expectations in the American classroom, such as attendance and participation, avoiding plagiarism and cheating, seeking assistance, and support services available.

Feb. 17, 2023
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
SIER 103

Employment Options for International Students

In this interactive workshop, presented by TMCC’s Career Hub and International Student Services, you will have a chance to learn about the following:

  • Employment options for F-1 students, including on-campus employment and CPT, OPT, and economic hardship;
  • Special employment issues for F-1 students;
  • Eight competencies employers are seeking and how to prepare for a successful transition into the workplace;
  • What Handshake is and how to register;
  • The importance of resumes and what employers are looking for on your resume;
  • A new perspective on what kind of work will bring you personal satisfaction while also meeting professional and financial goals;
  • Tools for learning about specific occupations and how to discover opportunities to explore new kinds of work.
March 3, 2023
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
RDMT 253

International Student LEAP (Learn, Explore and Plan) University Transfer Session

Take the transfer LEAP (Learn, Explore and Plan). Learn about the transfer process, transfer vocabulary, transferring within Nevada versus out of state, the importance of accreditation, and transfer agreements. Explore available majors and which TMCC degree to follow to meet your goal, how to find a college or university that meets your criteria, and college and university search tools. Plan to transfer by creating a transfer timeline and checklist, connecting with colleges and universities, and learning about admissions requirements and scholarship opportunities. This workshop is open to all international students on an F-1 Visa.

April 14, 2023
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
SIER 103

International Student On Track to Graduate and Registration

International Students On Track is a hands-on group advising workshop during which the International Academic Advisors will help you better understand and navigate the TMCC College Catalog, one of the most important tools available to you. The catalog contains information regarding College policies that affect students, degree requirement worksheets, and course descriptions, including prerequisites and corequisites. Using the catalog with your advisement report or a what-if scenario will help you create a long-term educational plan, which you may then add to your MyTMCC planner. Having a well-organized plan and understanding of degree requirements will keep you on track to meeting your goals. By completing this workshop, you will receive priority registration allowing you to enroll in classes before any other students. All previous workshops in the series must be completed to receive priority registration.