International Student Visa Workshop

Date: Wednesday, February 28 @ 2:00 pm 
Location: SRB Multipurpose Room & Virtual (

Come get your questions answered about transitioning from an international student visa to working in the U.S.

Facilitator: Bernard P. Wolfsdof (​​​​​​Managing partner, WR Immigration) [LinkedIn]

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf is the past National President of the 17,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Managing Partner of WR Immigration, a firm known worldwide for its innovation and technology, as well as its high touch service and seamless execution. Mr. Wolfsdorf specializes in a broad range of immigration areas, primarily relating to corporate global mobility, including business and investment visas. He handles the full range of global immigration matters and has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration and Nationality law specialist for over 25 years. Over the years, Mr. Wolfsdorf has had a major impact on the practice of immigration law. He has served on the AILA EB-5 Investor Committee, Board of Governors, and Governance Committee. In recognition of his contribution, AILA honored him with its prestigious Service Excellence Award for his distinguished volunteer work. He has also received top ratings and recognition from Best Lawyers, Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Super Lawyers, EB-5 Investor Magazine, and more. Recently, he has been selected as Lawyer of the Year (Los Angeles) in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Bernard Wolfsdorf


Translate Academic Skills to Non-Academic Industry Jobs

Date: Friday, March 1 @ 10 a.m.

Location: SRB Multipurpose Room & virtual (

Come learn some tips and tricks to help you get through the job search!

Facilitator: Maya Hargens

Maya Hargens, Assistant Director of Graduate Career Education at Career Services, supports UCSB graduate students with their career development, including both academic and non-academic paths. Maya attend Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo for both her undergraduate and masters degrees, focusing on psychology and counseling.

Maya Hargens


Beating the Algorithm

Date: Friday March 1 @ 11 a.m.
Location: SRB Multipurpose Room & virtual (

Nowadays, your resume is read by an algorithm before moving on to a human. Come to this workshop to learn how to beat the algorithm and get your resume seen!

Facilitator: Alex Caballero & Nan Wilkenfeld


Negotiation Skills

Date: Friday, March 1 @ 1 p.m.
Location: SRB Multipurpose Room & virtual (

Come learn how to negotiate your salary and benefits! Once you land that industry job, you'll have to negotiate. Come to this workshop to learn how!

Facilitator: Miya Scheble 

Miya Scheble manages the Master of Environmental Data Science (MEDS) career development and alumni relations program at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB. Combining her professional marketing and branding experience with her education in environmental and data science, Miya supports and advises graduate students on how to compellingly market their skills to employers. She will be presenting at this year's Beyond Academia Conference on how to evaluate job offers (why you shouldn't accept or decline offers on the spot) and why and how to negotiate.

Miya Schedule


Job Search Process & Tools That Help

Date: Friday, March 1  @ 2 p.m.
Location: SRB Multipurpose Room & virtual (

Did you know an algorithm is going to read your resume and decide if it moves on to the hiring team? You'll learn about how to crack the algorithm along with other tips and tools that will make your industry job search easier.

Facilitator: Meg Kadrmas

Meg Kadrmas is a Nationally Certified Counselor that has been serving as a Career Counselor for 6 years. Meg is passionate about helping job seekers navigate the transition from academia to the workforce through effective networking and an understanding of their transferable skills, experience, and talents gained in the academic field. Originally from California, Meg now resides near Washington, DC where she works at American University connecting students to unique internship opportunities in the DC region. 

meg kadrmas