Moving Forward in Uncertain Times: Tips for International Students from Someone Who’s Been There. - Shared screen with speaker view
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Erika Weisbrich, EAP Faculty, San Leandro, CA
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I am from Seoul Korea currently in SF!
hey .. Liam from India!!
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Hey! From Malaysia
Russia, China, Malaysia!!
Hello! I am in San Francisco!
Indonesia & Latvia, too!
I'm currently an F-1 Student as well, Originially from China and Singapore. Looking forward to on site classes once the pandemic blows over.
@YunHao- Excited to have you
Thank you Hector! It's been great over summer so far
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Students, what is hard about studying art for you in your second language?
All the specific terminology!
1 hour for every page of English reading!
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(1) Harshal Moundekar:I will be graduating December 2020..This is my last semester can i still apply for CPT for fall internship?
I have been struggling like you have at the start of the video. In our current Job Climate in the States, what would be a great step for finding employment as a foreign student?
(2) Haralambie Popa:How hard/easy was for you to get a job in the industry when you needed the employer to also supply a work visa
@Harshal, please contact International Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
How did you go about with networking? And balancing academics with co curricular activities that add to the resume
Yes, Erika! International students receive so much in and out of class support!
YES incredible to have working professionals as your teachers/faculty!
Spring Show is a great opportunity for our students!
You talked about a language challenge. What was your proudest language moment?
Yes, the Spring Show is incredible!
I am a semester away from graduating, and I am lost on what should I be doing or what should I do after graduating. I am an international student and most jobs require some sort of working permit. I am wondering what sorts of things I should be doing to prepare for a job search once I have the papers in.
Good advice - focus on the present as a student, prepare your portfolio. Your portfolio will take you far.
I think it's important to notice that networking doesn't JUST mean getting in contact With People working in the industry, but also With Your classmates, because those are the ones that will go into the industry when you are, and you can help eachother
@Josephine - very true!!
100% Josephine! & your faculty!
@josephine - Agreed
Helpful to find an outlet!
Students, what you do you use for other outlets or activities outside of school?
What is your main way to find inspiration for creating art, and how do you work With art Block?
I personally play games with friends and or drawing together with friends, just mess around and not getting too serious
Portfolio is key
@YunHao - important to take a break and do things less serious!
@Nathaniel - that’s a good question! What are some strategies that you have used to persist and keep going?
@Minyoung - wonderful question. Culture differences can be very difficult!
its hard to go out in india as of now.. but i watch a lot of series.. relax till i get my energy back.
@Devashree - glad you found an escape by watching TV/movie series
i found many fashion series.. super helpful
@Devashree - good inspiration!!
Good tip for cultural problems - always ask!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Learning English along with learning art!
Quizlet is a great app for English vocabulary learning http://quizlet.com
Agreed. Questions are not perceived as disrespectful in our culture, especially in California. We are pretty open here. In some cultures I have worked in abroad, students feel that a question might embarrass others. Here, please ask.
Yes, Quizlet is great!
Thankfully, EAP/LA is here to support students to be successful in art/design language!
“When preparation meets opportunity = luck.”
Attitude is important. If you can be humble, this will take you far. Even if your skills are weak, you can’t teach someone how to have a good attitude.
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@Isadora - that’s a good issue to bring up. I know artists struggle with self-criticism all the time!
Advice=work on multiple projects
What do you think are difficult things in your job?
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@Chaos - do you mean his job here at AAU, or as an artist?
I means an artist…
as an artist
@Chaos - thanks for clarifying!
Good question, Chaos! I’m glad you were able to attend this webinar. :)
Do you think there's any upper age limit for artists to be hired by animation studios?
Doing the work is more important than not feeling motivated - yes
Sometimes we all have to do things that we don’t feel like doing. Especially in this pandemic.
“Take it as part of the process”
"Don’t let what you don’t know get in the way of what you don’t know.”
Again, attitude is important!
Sounds like “Incubation”
@Minyoung - ah, time management…this is the #1 problem for students and faculty right now!
Yes, Chaos! Incubation! Exactly.
@Minyoung - If you’re working, don’t see it as wasting your time…the results often come later!
Create a schedule
Make a schedule and make a list or priorities
List by day and what class assignment is due first
Haha, Hilaire, Thank you for teaching me that word.
Schedule is always great!
@Yue Sun - how do you keep your schedule?
@Whitney - good question…I saw some other questions by students about CPT/OPT/work visas.
im not sure if my question got answered so im gonna repost thisI have been struggling like you have at the start of the video. In our current Job Climate in the States, what would be a great step for finding employment as a foreign student? (i.e Being F-1 And needing H1b sponsorship in this political climate)
@YunHao - thanks for reposting that question!
Something that helped me with scheduling is also to Write a really detailed Schedule, even adding simple little Things like "eat lunch" and "do laundry" because then when you start crossing off many little Things at once it feels like you're being super productive and it helps you keep going
H1B or L1 (artist visa)
Focus on the portfolio
@Josephine.-yes, do the easier and small things first to feel productive!
@Isidora - will you be looking for a job in your home country and that is why you feel that way?
I think that to keep following the schedule everyday is such a difficult thing because sometimes people are lazy, but I know the attitude is the most vital thing for me(everyone).
@Yue Sun - Yes! And sometimes it helps to get friends/classmates to help you keep your schedule
“Imagine that you are made of Teflon.” Everything can slide off you.
@Yue Sun - Yeah it is difficult to keep the Schedule! Something that helps me though, is to be lenient and add regular breaks in there. and maybe even give yourself a little treat like, "I will Draw for 2 hours and then have a coffee break" or something like that. but of course, it's good if thats a thing that's Healthy for you.
@Josephine - rewards are great to keep yourself going!
did you ever felt hopeless as someone from a different country with no so many animation jobs like the usa? if so, how did you overcome those feelings?
I heard that you kind have to think of yourself as a pro athlete when you're a pro artists, cause you have to "work out" your drawing muscle all the time to get better and to keep it up. and With that comes taking care of your physical and mental Health too, like sleeping and eating enough, and getting excercise that makes you stronger. like pushups or lifting, so your arms get stronger and you won't get too tired fast hehe
@Sakura - sports were Nicolas’ outlet outside of school :)
Do you have any advice for someone who lives somewhere there's no animation job, but because the partner/family you can not move. How do I gain a job or animation qualifications if I am going to be stuck in central California for a couple of years?
Changing your attitude, again, is important!
“Instead of being overwhelmed, try to learn from them.” (other students)
Once you think your work is great, that’s when you’re in trouble and stop learning. So some self criticism is good because it pushes you.
Good and right attitude can take you far.
Savor the good moments, but keep pushing yourself
yes^^^ I think it's important to be openminded and humble and realize you can always get better! and I think that's the best part of being an artist, you can always get better
Yes, great questions!
Studios are hiring online right now - great news!
The job world has changed.
“If you have the work, they will hire you…”
“Do what you love.”
Thank you to those that attended today and asking great questions! Thank you to Nicolás for all the great advice, John for hosting, and the rest of our panelists for fielding the questions as well as answering them in the chat! Be safe and healthy everyone!
Thank you so much for your time!
Thank you for reaching out to help students.
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