International students can offer employers a wide range of skills and abilities, including a US education, knowledge of business practices in another country, and multiple language skills.
Please view the following resources that may help your search for employment in the US. Also, remember to speak with your International Student Advisor about employment authorization procedures and attend the Employment Authorization Workshops and Immigration Attorney Visits scheduled throughout the academic year.
Strategies for Effectively Using CCD as an International Student:
- Start the process early. It takes perseverance and motivation for international students to find employers who are interested in your skills and attributes regardless of your visa status.
- Participate in Internships & Field- Based Programs (MCFEs) to gain experience and network.
- Conduct Informational Interviews. Reach out to personal contacts and Babson networks.
- Utilize Career Resources. Located in CCD and online; Attend Employment Authorization Workshops sponsored by OIP for up-to-date information on how to apply for CPT and OPT.
- Listen to the Online F-1 International Student Employment Authorization Workshop by OIP.
- Cover Letter & Resume Critiques- Visit CCD and the Writing Center to review your materials before applying to positions.
- Attend CCD workshops throughout the academic year for tips on effectively navigating the job search.
- Practice your interviewing skills. Sign up for a mock interview with a CCD counselor.
- Visit an International Student Advisor in OIP if you plan on pursing work opportunities in the US to review employment authorization procedures.
Association for International Practical Training
This Web site provides information for students and professionals in over 50 countries around the world.
Council on International Educational Exchange
This Web site provides information about work, study, teach, or volunteer abroad programs for US and international students.
This Web site features a private, non-profit organization involved in international educational and cultural exchange. Career Training USA programs are an opportunity for international university students and graduates to join U.S. companies.
Visit this site to view a directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and a directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the US.
U.S. Department of Labor: Employment & Training Administration, Foreign Labor Data Certification Center
This Web site provides information about which companies provided H1B visa sponsorship and about salaries.