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Some international students worry that not being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident will add a layer of difficulty to their job search, but it’s important to remember that there are many companies and industries interested in hiring foreign nationals. The Career Development Center (CDC) staff is familiar with the special situations international students face, and can provide help and advice in your job search.

As an international student, you’re eligible to work in the U.S. during your schooling and after you receive your degree. However, there are specific regulations, requirements, and restrictions to keep in mind, so the best thing for you to do if you’re interested in a career in the U.S. is to plan ahead.

It’s important that you work with the CDC to learn about job search strategies, but also make sure to stay connected with International House, which can help you with information on work authorization and immigration regulations. Regulations change from year to year, so be sure to visit International House regularly to stay up-to-date.

If you haven't been to the CDC and are struggling with the job search, you are wasting a precious resource! The tipsheets cover main information I need, which is a good start for job applications. The counselors have rich experience.
Zijian Ma
Graduate Student, Class of 2016