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International Student Jobs

Job Search Resources

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Looking for work in a "host" country after graduation can be competitive and difficult.  The goal to start a career in the U.S. after graduation is true for many international students. However, apart from the basic hurdles of finding a job, international students face more unique challenges when it comes to the job search process. Many countries have different rules and regulations as they relate to international student employment. That is why it is essential for you to become knowledgeable about the immigration laws and regulations that affect your employment eligibility when seeking employment in the U.S. You must verify your employment status and eligibility and that is based on your visa.

The more familiar you are with these regulations, the better you can discuss your options with a prospective employer because the perception and worries of most employers are:

  • Will need to provide a sponsorship to obtain a visa
  • Concern of a lack of english skills
  • Employing an international student is costly and time consuming
  • Not sure if the international students will leave after 6 months or one year

Whether this is true or not, a US student many times will obtain employment before an international student.  This being said, there are many companies that will hire international students.  You can view those companies below.

♦  The SU Career Services Office.
♦  The SU Center for International Education will assist you in various ways.
♦  The Office of Graduate Studies and Research will help you identify graduate programs.
♦  The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information on US visas and work authorization.
♦  Click here for Internship Resources.


Internnational Students

Resume Writing:

Interviewing for a Job:

What to Consider?

  • Self-Assessment (what do YOU want to do and where do you want to go?)
  • Resume/Cover Letter
  • Interviewing
  • Identifying Potential Employers
    • Companies/Organizations that Have a Relationship with Your Home Country
    • Local Chambers of Commerce
    • International Companies
    • Workshops and Career Fairs
    • Employment Agencies
    • Networking
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