Rinker Center alumni

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Programs

International Cooperation Programs

The Rinker Center sponsors several international cooperation programs, including international double-degree programs, short-term visiting scholar programs, nondegree study programs, and faculty-student-exchange opportunities. For more information, please contact the Rinker Center at 765-285-5422 and ask about a specific program.

Ice Cream Social

Career Center Workshops

The Rinker Center and the Career Center are collaborating to offer a series of workshops geared toward helping international students learn how to prepare for interviews, market themselves, help prepare for future plans, and stand out as a job candidate. Sessions focus on topics such as résumé preparation, networking and professionalism, job search strategies, and interview preparation. For more information on upcoming sessions, please contact the Rinker Center or Career Center.

Rinker Center Spring Field Trip

The Rinker Center and the International Ambassadors Association cohost a one-day field trip for international students and domestic students. Previous trips have included visits to the Indianapolis Zoo, a tour of a chocolate factory, and tours of other cultural sites within Indiana.

Intensive English Institute Engagement

Significant focus is placed on working with students in the Intensive English Institute (IEI) to create a smooth transition from the program into their academic course work.

When you have been accepted into academic programs and are ready to register, you will meet with an international student advisor first to go over the timeline and procedure. Your advisor works closely with you to communicate with the necessary advising office, ensuring you are comfortable and confident about what you need to do next. Your advisor then follows up throughout your studies with updates.

Part of this entails working closely with the IEI to conduct outreach presentations and provide advance notice to students as they prepare for their academic program.

Other Activities

  • Serve as a classroom guest speaker to share information about campus resources.
  • Collaborate with the IEI and encourage student engagement and campus involvement.
  • Serve on various committees to advocate for the international student population.
  • Collaborate with the IEI to support students participating in the IEI Academic Bridge Program.

Questions?

For additional information, please contact Leslie Erlenbaugh.