The Career Center has a number of resources to assist you in your career development. We have developed a number of workshops on a variety of topics and have resources for helping you identify jobs / internships, companies who have hired international students in the past, and much more.
An internship, employment, and / or relevant volunteer experiences are important ways to create opportunities for finding employment in the U.S. after graduation.
On this page you will find important information on:
- cultural differences in the U.S. (Going Global database)
- legal information on CPT, OPT, H1B Visa (see below)
- networking (see the LinkedIn workshop)
- resume writing tips (coming soon)
- interviewing in the U.S. (coming soon)
We offer a number of workshops throughout the academic year on topics including how to network using LinkedIn, legal issues for International students, cultural differences, and more. Workshop descriptions and dates.
- Single most important tool for you is Going Global.
Going Global database is an exceptional search tool that is highly informative to the international student body. Going Global provides information on both job and internship opportunities in relation to the varying students’ preferences.
Learn more here.
- Questions and Answers: Extension of Optional Practical Training(OPT) Program for Qualified Students
- Additional Information on Student Visa (U.S. Dept. of State)
- What Employers should know about hiring international students
- Jobs in Foreign Countries Resources
- There are H-1B Cap-Exempt employers that hire professionals on H-1B visa throughout the year regardless of the H- 1B quota situation. Cap exempt employers are those establishments which are not subjected to the annual H-1B visa numerical limitation as set by the US Government. Following classes of employers fall under the Cap-Exempt category (Tax Exempt.pdf)
- The STEM Designated Degree Program list is a complete list of fields of study that DHS considers to be science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields of study for purposes of the 36-month STEM optional practical training extension (*just extended to 36 months March 2016). Click here for Majors at Colby (STEM CIP codes 05-16)
- Here is a document that is quite helpful in understanding common American cultural differences.
- The U.S. State Department has this website to help understand many countries around the world. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm