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Learn Academic and Business English in Chicago and Boston | CSI ESL Academy

Learn Academic and Business English in Chicago and Boston | CSI ESL Academy | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
International Students can attend intensive ESL classes & Business English programs in Illinois or Massachusetts through CSI’s ESL Academy. Contact us today!
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CSI offers a variety of ESL programs including the Intensive English Programs (IEP). These programs offer focused classroom and computer-based English as a second language training. They are divided into three subject areas: vocabulary and conversation, writing and grammar, and reading strategies. These English classes for international students will allow participants to talk freely with native English-speakers about a variety of subjects. Students will also be able to read and write at an advanced level by the end of the program.

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Embrace your uniqueness, urges Paypal-founding billionaire Peter Thiel

Embrace your uniqueness, urges Paypal-founding billionaire Peter Thiel | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
In his new book, Paypal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel argues that society has become too rule-oriented, and people need to devise ways to think differently, and find like-minded individuals to realise goals.
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Mr. Thiel spends much of his time agitating to change how we educate people and create economic and technological growth. In his book “Zero to One,” written with Blake Masters, Mr. Thiel argues that society has become too rule-oriented, and people need to devise ways to think differently, and find like-minded individuals to realize goals. That, he says, is how you move things to novel discoveries and markets. This recent conversation has been condensed and edited.

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15 Time Wasters Successful People Avoid [Infographic]

15 Time Wasters Successful People Avoid [Infographic] | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
If you're looking to succeed in whatever endeavor you undertake, you will have to eliminate any and all time wasters that you might occupy yourself with.
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So how do successful people do it? How are they able to keep themselves on that path to success and what keeps them from becoming distracted? We can learn all that from an infographic presented to us by N2Growth and is called 15 Time Wasters Successful People Avoid. Wasting time is easy, however, making time last is impossible so you might understand why cleaning out all time wasters is such a vital part of the path to becoming successful.

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Gary Vaynerchuk: In Social Media, Patience Is a Virtue

The social media marketing guru explains the strategy that worked for his multimillion dollar business.
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Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk is nothing if not patient. 

How else can you explain how a 14-year-old eventually amassed $30,000 in cash from baseball card sales alone?



Read more: http://www.inc.com/laura-motini/gary-vaynerchuk-in-social-media-patience-is-a-virtue.html#ixzz3C7JsNxKB

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The 5 Job Seekers You Don’t Want to Become [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

The 5 Job Seekers You Don’t Want to Become [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Job searching is difficult at best. And the longer we're looking for work, the more frustrated – and perhaps desperate – we become.

We can...
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So you can minimize the frustration that comes with an extended job search, and get that job offer, try very hard not to fall into one of the five job seeker types described in this clever (and all too true) infographic from FindtheRightJob.com…

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F1 Visa - Student Visa to Study in America (Video)

F1 Visa - Student Visa to Study in America (Video) | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
F1 visa is a non-immigrant, full-time, student visa that allows international students to attend college in USA.
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For a prospective non-immigrant student to study in SEVIS Certified school would have to obtain F or M Visa (non-academic courses). In order to apply for F1 Visa, student should have received Form I-20 from SEVP certified schools in USA. After receiving I-20, student have to attend Visa interview at US Consulate

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5 international students offer tips for incoming college freshmen

5 international students offer tips for incoming college freshmen | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Advice for American students on how they can help international students adapt to life in the U.S.
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Despite the challenges of moving to another country for college, the number of international students on college campuses is progressively growing. According to an annual survey conducted by the Institute of International Education, the number of students studying in the U.S. has increased for seven consecutive years. There are currently 40% more international students studying in U.S. colleges and universities than 10 years ago.

With the growing number of international students on U.S. campuses, it is possible that your time in college will be the first time you will meet an international student. How can you ease the transition for students from abroad?

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Computer Systems Institute Technical School | Computer, Medical & Business Certifications | Computer Systems Institute

Computer Systems Institute Technical School | Computer, Medical & Business Certifications | Computer Systems Institute | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Computer Systems Institute offers business, medical and computer certifications in MA and IL. Come see if CSI college & computer institute is right for you.
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Career training education opens doors to better career opportunities. 
Advancing your current career or starting a new one does not have to be out of reach. The career training certification programs at CSI can create opportunities in some of the fastest growing career fields.

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7 Helpful Apps to Ease International Students into U.S. Life

7 Helpful Apps to Ease International Students into U.S. Life | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
There’s an app for nearly everything now, and for international students studying in the U.S., they will surely make their experience living abroad much easier. Students who have just arrived should check out the following apps — most of which are available for both Apple devices and those that run on Google’s Android system.
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 I consider myself to be pretty fluent in English, but once in a while, I’ll find myself wanting to say something that I only know the word for in Indonesian. That’s when Google Translate becomes incredibly useful. If you are in the mood to impress someone with some Latin or Afrikaans, Google Translate comes in pretty handy.

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Green Card Must be Renewed Before Applying for US Citizenship | US Immigration Blog

Green Card Must be Renewed Before Applying for US Citizenship | US Immigration Blog | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Individuals applying for naturalization six months or more before the expiration of their green cards, need not file applications to get their green cards
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A legal resident must hold a valid green card at the time of filing an application for citizenship. So when asked whether a permanent resident must renew or replace his or her green card prior to filing for naturalization, the answer USCIS officers will give is “yes”.

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What Not to Include on Your Resume

What Not to Include on Your Resume | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on Refinery 29. When putting together a résumé, we usually wonder what to include — not what to omit. To start,…
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Simplicity in formatting is key. “Sometimes candidates go slightly overboard with pictures, designs, and, oftentimes, ‘fluff’ in order to make their résumé look more aesthetically pleasing. Instead, this can easily become a distraction,” Brown says. Job seekers should focus on the content of the résumé and the value they will add to a company, rather than developing a fancy format. The exception: for highly visual positions like graphic designers, photo editors, or front-end developers, your résumé will help establish your individual brand identity. Keep it simple but unique to stand out.

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Foreign Students and Scholars

Foreign Students and Scholars | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
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There is no minimum dollar amount of income, which triggers a filing requirement for a nonresident alien, including foreign students or foreign scholars. The dollar limit thresholds which trigger a filing requirement for a U.S. citizen or a resident alien do not apply to nonresident aliens. However, Notice 2005-77 provides that a nonresident alien whose only U.S. source income is wages is not required to file a U.S. federal income tax return unless his U.S. source wages exceed the personal exemption amount. Please refer to Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information, to determine the personal exemption amount.

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24 Skills You Need That You Won’t See Endorsed on LinkedIn - Career Attraction

24 Skills You Need That You Won’t See Endorsed on LinkedIn - Career Attraction | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
While hard skills matter, the way you use them also matters. Do any of your LinkedIn skills endorsements need revision?
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Think about what we would expect to find if there really were a skills shortage. Above all, we should see workers with the right skills doing well, while only those without those skills are doing badly. We don’t.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Rockin’ Resume [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Rockin’ Resume [Infographic] | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
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For more do’s and don’ts, check out the infographic. We’re sure the next version of your resume will be much better as a result!

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Wheeling teacher plays key role in bilingual education

Wheeling teacher plays key role in bilingual education | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Children born to non-English speaking parents living in America have the added challenge of mastering a new language in addition to everything else they need to learn in elementary school. These are the children that Laurie Mason loves to teach. "She just puts 110 percent into everything she does," colleague Jennifer Costa said.
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Children born to non-English speaking parents living in America have the added challenge of mastering a new language in addition to everything else they need to learn in elementary school. 

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11 Ways to Avoid Common Application Mistakes

11 Ways to Avoid Common Application Mistakes | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 -- College expert Mandee Heller Adler of International Counselors weighs in on the ways college bound high school students can avoid Common Application mistakes.
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Failure to Follow Directions. Applicants should answer all questions on the Common App and they should make sure they are answering them correctly and completely. For example, "country" and "county" should not be mixed up. Answer spaces should not be left blank unless there are spaces on the application that clearly do not apply to the student. Students must also make sure to stick with the word or character limits on essays and other responses

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Chicago Beaches | Welcome to the 2014 Beach Season!

Chicago Beaches | Welcome to the 2014 Beach Season! | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Chicago Beaches are an extensive network of waterfront recreational areas operated by the Chicago Park District. The 2014 Beach Season starts Friday, May 23, 2018 and lasts until the first week of September.
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Chicago's 26 miles of public beaches offer the perfect settings for playing, relaxing and soaking it all in. From charming neighborhood beaches to Oak Street's skyline view, we've got a beach just for you.

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Are These LinkedIn Mistakes Sabotaging Your Job Search? - Career Attraction

Are These LinkedIn Mistakes Sabotaging Your Job Search? - Career Attraction | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Think setting up your LinkedIn profile is enough to get you recruited? You may be making a critical error.
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It’s not enough to do the bare minimum setup on LinkedIn. Job titles and descriptions require effort as you build an online brand, convey what is you actually do by using verbs and learn how to use keywords so you show up in search results.

Furthermore, you must learn how to actually participate in the social network through groups and forums. Showing recruiters you’re active lets them know there’s an actual person behind the profile.

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REVEALED: What Do Recruiters Really Want to See On Your CV? [INFOGRAPHIC]

REVEALED: What Do Recruiters Really Want to See On Your CV? [INFOGRAPHIC] | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
What do recruiters really want to see on your CV? The answers are all below! Takeaways: The most important things on a CV are a logical order, formatting a
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Takeaways:The most important things on a CV are a logical order, formatting and length.Poor spelling and grammar is one of the biggest turn offs for recruiters.Do not say on your CV that you enjoy socialising with your friends! There’s a time and a place for that
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Viewpoint: What you gain from moving across the world for college

Viewpoint: What you gain from moving across the world for college | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
"When I finally hopped on to a plane to live my own miniature version of the American dream, I had no idea what I was getting myself into."
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Like any student who travels in pursuit of learning, I have been able to develop fresh confidence, and find independence. Be it an interview for an internship, a particularly demanding class or a tricky student club e-board, no challenge is too big once you have accomplished the physical move to your new home.

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Prepare to Arrive on Campus as a New International Student - US News

Prepare to Arrive on Campus as a New International Student - US News | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
International students should keep an eye on important reminders and emails they get from their college during the summer months.
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Use the university's online information tools: By now, you should have browsed your college's website site many, many times. Be sure you have visited the webpage of the international student office at your college. The staff there will provide the most firsthand information on how to prepare.

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To Make It, You Have to Be Willing to Fall Flat on Your Face

To Make It, You Have to Be Willing to Fall Flat on Your Face | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Anyone who dares to call themselves an entrepreneur has to take on the big risk that comes along with it, and continue taking risks.
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Don’t be scared of changing the direction of your business. Some of the biggest brands would never be where they are today if they didn’t pivot because they saw an opportunity for something greater. Starbucks first sold coffee beans and espresso machines, but after Howard Schultz visited Italy he decided to brew and sell coffee instead.

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Deferred Action Age Restrictions | US Immigration Blog

Deferred Action Age Restrictions | US Immigration Blog | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
The ones who were below age 31 as of 15th June, 2013, can file applications for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). 570,000 DREAMers have received
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More than 570,000 DREAMers have so far received deferred action status and two year work permits. There are still many who are eligible for this status but have not filed their applications. There are many reasons why they have not filed applications. Some have not applied as they are unable to afford the form filing fee. Some still believe that the information they provide while filing their applications will be used by the immigration officers to deport them or their family members who are out of status.

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Chicago Fire Festival Theme: Renewal

Chicago Fire Festival Theme: Renewal | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
The Great Chicago Fire Festival in October–with “fire sculptures” on the Chicago River–has the city’s historic renewal as its focus.
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In conjunction with the city, Chicago-based Redmoon Theater,known for site-specific spectacles as well as interactive shows, will stage the first Great Chicago Fire Festival on Oct. 4, with the fire of 1871 as its subject and renewal as its theme.

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How to Stand Out During the Interview: Use These 25 Questions

How to Stand Out During the Interview: Use These 25 Questions | CSI Career Advice and English tips | Scoop.it
Interviews can be stressful, but if you’ve done your research, prepared your answers, the next thing is to create a list of questions you will ask during t
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There are four different categories of questions listed depending on where you are in the interview process and what information you want to gather during your discussion.

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