USIT Work and Travel Blog

10 Pro Tips to GET HIRED at our J1 Hiring Fair!

Posted 21 days ago in J1

USIT’s first J1 Hiring Fair of 2019 is taking place on February 28th in the Alex Hotel, Dublin – follow these hot tips to GET HIRED instantly! 1. Be Prepared Before you attend the fair,  you will already know which companies you’ll be interviewing for. Take the time to read up on the company, have a …

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10 Reasons Why EVERY Irish Student Should Do A J1

Posted 24 days ago in J1

Wondering if a summer J1 is right for you? Check out our Top 10 reasons why you should go for it. 1. Americans Love the Irish First and foremost, Irish people have a long history of moving to America to experience the American Dream and this tradition hasn’t changed. As a result, so many Americans …

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CIEE To Award €50,000 In Grants To Past J1-ers for Social Change!

Posted a month ago in USIT

Since 1969, USIT’s partner CIEE has been bringing foreign students and young professionals from countries around the globe to the United States on cultural exchange programs for work and study. To celebrate 50 years of making the great American experience accessible to people from different nations and cultures, CIEE is awarding up to $50,000 in …

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Top Tips For Finding J1 Accommodation

Posted a month ago in J1

Jetting off this summer to live your best life in the USA? You should probably start thinking about where you’re going to be living. Have a look at our top tips to finding your J1 accommodation! 1. Do your Research  Start sooner, rather than later and spend a bit of time researching potential accommodation. Once …

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Spending Summer in Canada? Read This First!

There’s No Such Thing As A J1 For Canada Irish students are becoming more and more interested in spending their summer in Canada. Of course, Canada is an amazing country to live but when going for just one summer, there’s a catch. Many students assume they can do a J1 in Canada but there’s actually …

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Coach Soccer USA – Ciaran’s Summer of a Lifetime

Posted 2 months ago in J1

Each summer USIT hires hundreds of Irish football fanatics, looking for a dream summer in the US teaching the beautiful game. Ciaran Ryan spent his summer touring through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico on our Coach Soccer Programme, before hitting New York. We’re not jealous at all… Now you can hear all about how …

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J1 Stories: Richard’s Summer in L.A.

Posted 2 months ago in J1

Beautiful weather, plenty of jobs and the promise of amazing Instagrams are making Los Angeles a very popular J1 destination. We caught up with Richard Banahan to discover why he chose L.A. for his J1 programme. Richard Banahan – Santa Monica, CA   Preparing For My Adventure I knew before I even applied for the …

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Amazing Summer Jobs in Myrtle Beach

Posted 2 months ago in J1

Myrtle Beach is an amazing destination if you’re planning on going on USIT’s J1 Programme. Located on the South Atlantic coast of South Carolina, it’s known for its stunning beaches, world-renowned seafood and huge outlet malls. J1ers who’ve been to Myrtle Beach describe it as the best summer of their life! We know Myrtle Beach is …

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10 Tips For Getting Hired At Camp USA Hiring Fairs 2019

January 16th, 18th and 25th – follow these golden rules and one of these will be the day your Camp USA dream becomes a reailty. 1. Prepare yourself Before the fair, we will send you the list of camps attending. Take the time to read through the camp profiles, have a look at their website and …

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Exploring New York on a Budget

Make the most of your J1 summer with these essential tips for exploring New York on a budget!

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