Resources for International Students

Campus Resources

UW-Madison ISS OPT Alumni Profiles: interviews of international students who have had secure an internship/job under OPT

 Job-Seeking Tips 

How to Find Employer in Handshake as an international student?  : instructions on how to filter out positions that is open to applicants with student visa status in Handshake (University of Virginia).

When to Reveal Your International Student Status to an Employer: strategies to communicate with employers about the student visa status on different job-seeking stages (Brandeis University).

How to Talk to Employers about Your Work Status as an International Student: suggestions about how to prepare for the conversation of work status with the employers (University of Colorado Boulder).

Resume Guidelines for International Students : guidelines of what should and should not be included in your resume when applying positions in the United States (University of Michigan).

Common Cultural Barriers and Expectations in the U.S. Workplace: a summary of common values, expectations in the U.S. workplace, and possible conflicting values of another culture (Colby College).

International Job Exploration

UNjobs lists vacancies with the United Nations and intergovernmental organizations.

Indeed Worldwide: a job search engine for opportunities in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia.

Career Forum is a website with information about internationally recognized job fairs for Japanese-English bilinguals. This website also allows members to search for global job opportunities, apply to companies, and schedule interviews (University of South California).

Contact TAIWAN is a website to engage overseas Chinese individuals to work in Taiwan. Contact TAIWAN actively links professionals to support the growth of Taiwan industries, and offers talent friendly service and information (University of South California).

Global University China Career Union (GUCCU) provides Chinese students studying overseas with the tools and resources needed to prepare for the Chinese job market after graduation. GUCCU offers comprehensive assistance through every step of the job search process. From monthly online classes designed to educate students on how to prepare application materials to posting over 55,000 job openings from over 15,000 companies specifically targeting Chinese students who have pursued degrees abroad, GUCCU is an effective resource for students looking to be competitive in the Chinese job market (University of South California).

Region-specific Job Listing Site covers a great number of job opportunities outside of the U.S., listed by country and region (UT-Austin).

Potential Networking Sites

AmCham China, or the American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China (AmCham China), has developed an online job search platform to facilitate the connections between Chinese employers and Chinese students studying in the U.S. After creating your personalized AmCham China account, you can research Chinese employers and search for open positions through their new Jobs Market platform. The easy-to-use platform connects you directly with the largest companies in the world such as Pfizer, IBM, HNA, and John Deere (University of South California).