The Bloch Career Center understands there are specific challenges international students face when looking for an internship or full-time opportunity.
Learn more about how we can best support you through the CPT, OPT, and H1B process.
International Student Resources
The information below is focused on assisting all international students with the career development process and job search process in the U.S. and beyond. The International Student Affairs Office helps students navigate the internship and employment regulations associated with your student status in the U.S. We strongly recommend that you reach out to ISAO to become familiar with these regulations before committing to any internship or employment opportunities.
View this blog post from Firsthand to get started: 9 Ways International Students Can Build Job-Search Muscle This Fall
BLOCH CAREER CENTER SUGGESTIONS:
- Start Early: We recommend that ALL Bloch students work with our office early but the additional challenges international students face when it comes to the job search makes it that much more critical to utilize our office early.
- Gain Experience: Participate in internships, student organizations, academic research and projects, and volunteer work to learn more about what you are interested in and build the skills necessary for your job search.
- Build a Network: Our office cannot stress the importance of a strong LinkedIn presence enough. Not only is it a valuable tool for conducting your job search, the networking that can be done via LinkedIn is incredible!
- Understand your visa regulations: We highly recommend you meet with ISAO to become familiar with the specific rules around your visa. Generally students on the F-1 student visa are able to participate in internships through the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) program and are eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation. OPT is also offered for up 24 months for those with a STEM degree.