If you are an international student looking to work in the United States, here are some resources that can guide you toward companies that are open to sponsoring visas for international students. It is important to note that once you find a company of interest, you should utilize LinkedIn to connect with alumni potentially working at the institutions, or to connect directly with the organization. Many of the resources below, particularly GOINGLOBAL, can also be helpful to U.S. citizens looking to work abroad.

Job Search Resources for International Students

Find the Best-H1B Visas: Includes a ranking of employers most likely to hire international students with H1-B Visas
Foreign Labor Certification Disclosure Data
GOINGLOBAL: Includes listings of employers that have sponsored H1B Visas; access under “Shortcuts” on your home page of the Colby CareerLink system
H1visajobs: Discounted fees for international students. Provides immigration information on topics from Visas to insurance.
List of Companies that Hire International Students Offers services for those looking for H1 Visa jobs.


Here is an article that lists many companies that will hire international students.


Other Helpful Resources

Cost of Living Index: A variety of resources, including some for a fee as well as free-of-charge Immigration information on topics including Visas, finances, and financial aid Guides to studying, living, and working in America
Money, What It Is, How It Works: Information on American finances, including both personal and government finances
U.S. Department of Labor
When in the Hiring Process do I Reveal that I’m an International Student?: From a presentation by Adrienne Nussbaum, Assistant Dean for International Student Services at Boston College

General Resources for International Job Search

Below is a listing of resources and websites to assist all students in their international job search. The list is not exhaustive, but should provide a good starting point.

BUNAC: Offers summer camp, work abroad, and volunteer abroad programs
Careerjet: Job listings by country
Center for International Career Development
Cultural Vistas: Offers fellowship and work opportunities to those wishing to pursue careers abroad
Electronic Embassy: A database of links to the various Washington, D.C. foreign embassies
Escape Artist – Jobs Overseas
Foreign Policy Association: Job listings from around the world
The globalEDGE International Internship Directory
GOINGLOBAL: Access via “Shortcuts” on your home page of the Colby CareerLink system
iHipo International Careers
Institute of International Education: Information and services for those interested in studying or working abroad
4 International Careers & Jobs: International employment directory, organized by country
International Jobs Center
International Language Phrasebook: Assistance in writing application documents for jobs abroad
Jobs Abroad
MIT International Career Fair: List of past company participants from around the world Advice for living, studying, or working in certain European countries
One Small Planet: Advice on work, study, volunteer, and travel abroad
Overseas Digest: Articles on different aspects of living and working abroad
Overseas Jobs
Peace Corps
PlanetRecruit: For technology jobs
Riley Guide: Provides resources for job opportunities abroad
Transitions Abroad: Offers links to articles about working abroad as well as job databases
U.S. State Department: Updates on travel alerts and travel warnings

Canadian Association of Educators and Employers
Council on International Education Exchange: Offers teach abroad programs for U.S. students
ESL Café: Job boards and other resources for teaching English abroad
Friends of World Teaching-Nursing: Offers lists of teaching and nursing positions abroad, for a fee
Go Overseas: Offers teach abroad programs in various countries
International Schools Services: Places educators in schools abroad
International TEFL Corporation: Offers courses for TEFL certification and assists with job placement
Language Corps: Programs teaching English abroad
Office of Overseas Schools: Run by the U.S. Department of State
Search Associates: Helps place administrators, teachers, and intern in jobs abroad
Teach for China Numerous articles about teaching abroad
Teaching Jobs Overseas: Advice about teaching English overseas, and a list of vacancies
WorldTeach: Places volunteers in schools around the world

Careers in Africa

Jobs in Japan
Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
AEON Corporation: Employs teachers from English-speaking nations to teach English in Japan
CareerZone: Job database and job search advice from Singapore
Davidson Recruiting Services: Places native English speakers at schools in China, Japan, and South Korea
O-Hayo Sensei: International Teaching Opportunities in Japan
CTgoodjobs: Hong Kong job database

Australian JobSearch
Australia’s Careers Online
CareerOne, UA version: A branch of
SEEK: A job database

The Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers: Includes a job board

Jobs in the Sun: Lists job openings in the Caribbean and similar locations

jobsite UK Recruitment Forum
Monster UK
EuroGraduate Live: Jobs around Europe and work abroad advice

EnLace: Links for jobs in Latin American countries, provided by the University of Texas