Welcome, International Students!

Browse this page for alumni to engage with, events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, internships and jobs to explore, and blog posts to support your understanding of various career topics. To discuss career opportunities, consider meeting with a career coach. Appointments can be scheduled to discuss Career Paths, Job Searches, Résumés, Interviews, Personal Statements, Professional Networking, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn to name a few. Click here to schedule your meeting with a career consultant specialized in serving a global student body

Career Preparation Websites:

  • UConn Handshake allows students to search for employers listing jobs with UConn who sponsor work authorization for international job seekers.  
  • Myvisajobs.com is an online portal for international students seeking employment opportunities in the United States. Myvisajobs.com will match your skills and background to U.S. employers.  It also provides an annual H1B Visa Report that shows which employers sponsored, for what positions, and in which cities and states.
  • GoinGlobal contains a compilation of information including lists of employers with past records of sponsorship activity that are searchable using geographic and industry criteria. It also provides country career guides and job search resources for more than 120 worldwide locations.

Tips for choosing a graduate program for international students

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If you are considering moving to the United States to pursue a graduate program, or if you are already in the US and want to enroll in a graduate degree you likely have many different options to choose from. What …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant Tithi Basu Mallik
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Writing a Compelling U.S. – Style Résumé 

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As an international student, it is essential to understand the expectations hiring managers have for U.S. résumés as each country has its individual recommendations. Developing an effective document that not only highlights your education and experiences but also meets the guidelines of what American employers expect, is instrumental …

By Desiree Martino
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Should I Consider Applying to Law School Rather Than Seeking Employment during the COVID-19 Era?

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Are you considering applying to law school rather than seeking employment during the COVID-19 era? Many college students are now considering graduate school as an option, rather than jumping into an uncertain job market. The decision to apply to law …

By Robin Shefts
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Employment Opportunity Scams are Increasing – What to Watch For

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To the graduating class of 2020: I know how scared you are because I was that scared student, too. I graduated when the economy was in a deep decline and the housing market had collapsed. I graduated when industries that …

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Staying Professionally Connected

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This is a strange time for all of us, and it can be a confusing transition to online work in your graduate degree. As in regular times, it is important to communicate effectively with your advisor and other individuals with …

By Kalle Nelson
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