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Interview Confidence for International Students

International students: Everything you need to know about interviewing for American internships and jobs

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Note! This course is included in the H-1B Job Search subscription package. Get the details here.


Want to impress employers during your interviews? Want to build confidence and know exactly what is going to happen during the interview process? Want to know how to negotiate for a good salary and understand American benefits? Want to have all that information whenever you need it?

Then this course is for you. Take this course and you will learn how to:

  • Prepare for any interview - Phone, Skype, In-person, and Video
  • Answer tough interview questions
  • Practice your interview skills before the big day
  • Answer three common behavioral interview questions
  • Introduce yourself at the start of the interview to make a good impression
  • Ask smart questions that impress the employer during the interview
  • Follow up with interviewees (email templates provided)
  • Negotiate for a good salary when you are offered the position
  • Navigate the negotiation process so you understand the benefits that are offered to you

You get access to expert career advice specifically for international students studying in the US that will guide you from start to finish.

In this course you learn directly from me. Each section has a video explanation of the concept. I give you the information you'd normally hear in a workshop or coaching appointment. Also in this course you'll see video examples from the interview so you know what to expect. These videos include:

  • Interview greetings and small talk in the interview process
  • Examples of how to answer behavioral questions
  • Body language and enthusiasm expectations in American culture
  • How to answer the most popular interview questions: Tell me about yourself
  • How to answer behavioral interview questions
  • Examples of how to ask good questions at the end of the interview

I also challenge you to use your skills offline. You will have homework assignments to help you build the skills you need to succeed in your interview and negotiation.

After completing this course you will:

  • Understand the four types of interviews: Phone, Skype, Video, In-Person
  • Understand what Americans expect you to act during an interview
  • Know how to use mock interviews to practice for your interview
  • Have the confidence to succeed in your interviews
  • Build communication skills for your interview and negotiation

As an international student career coach, I've worked with hundreds of international students who found jobs in top organizations like Google, Amazon, World Economic Forum, and BCG, as well as startups and nonprofits. Now I'm putting all my knowledge and coaching advice into one big course. I'm passionate about teaching international students everything they need to know about their job search. I built this course for students like you.

This course is recommended for:

  • Students who are interviewing for internships or full time roles
  • Students who are not afraid of making mistakes
  • Students who want to improve their professional communication skills

This course is not recommended for:

  • Students who want to learn the details about OPT, CPT and H1B visas: Iā€™m an international student career specialist not an immigration lawyer. Visit your immigration office at school to learn detailed information about work authorization for international students.

As a student in this course you also get:

  • Discounts on future webinars and drop-in group advising hours
  • Discounts on one-on-one coaching (mock interviews, negotiation) with me
  • First look at new international student job search resources
  • Notification for any new modules added to the course


Your Instructor


Nicolle Merrill
Nicolle Merrill

I'm the founder of GlobalMe School. I'm a former international MBA career coach at Yale School of Management. At Yale SOM, I coached students to land positions at top employers like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IDEO, as well diverse organizations from top-tier consulting firms to startups. I partnered with recruiters across the world to understand emerging trends and opportunities in technology, design and innovation, and energy industry spaces.

I write on the future of work and online education at futureskills.com. You can find me on Twitter and LinkedIn too.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to this course for as long as you need it. Once you buy it, it's yours to access whenever you need it.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unhappy with the course please contact Nicolle directly for refund information.
Will this course get me a job?
No. Only you can get you the job. This course will give you the information you need to succeed in your interviews and negotiation.
When should I take this course?
Sign up for this course at least 1 week before your interview. This course has practice assignments and homework, so I recommend signing up in time to complete the work. To succeed in your interview you need time to prepare AND practice. If you are involved in on-campus recruiting right now or are getting responses from your applications, sign up for this course!
Are the challenges required?
No, I can't make you do them as I don't see you. :) But they are encouraged. You build skills by practicing.

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