For International Students

As an international student, you are allowed to be employed in the U.S. during and after you receive your degree.  However, there are specific regulations, requirements and restrictions. The best thing for you to do if you’re interested in a career in the U.S., is to plan ahead. The CDC Staff is familiar with the special situations international students face and can help you in your job search.  

You should also make sure to stay connected with International House that can guide you on laws and regulations. The CDC can teach you job searching strategies, however International House can provide you with information on work permission and immigration regulations.  It is important to remember that regulations change from year to year so make sure to visit the International House regularly.  

Not being a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident does add a layer of difficulty to your job search, but it is important to remember that there are companies and industries interested in hiring foreign nationals. Download the International Students CDC Tipsheet to learn more.

Going Global

Going Global provides many resources for finding jobs in other countries, along with learning how to write resumes and cover letters that align with other country’s preferences.

“The Career Development Center has been very helpful in my time as a graduate student. I’ve used the resume critiques, cover letter critiques, and practice interviews to help me get my summer internship at Simons International this past summer.”

Min "Alex" Feng
Graduate Student, Class of 2013
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Website Resources

  • - Connects you to U.S.-based companies looking targeting foreign-born employees. 
  • International - is a resource for international students and those preparing to study abroad
  • – connects foreign embassies and international resources found around the world.

Meet with the CDC

Schedule an appointment online to meet with a CDC counselor.