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.
  • For students considering a graduate degree, International Student provides resources to help students investigate and pursue an international education.  The website includes valuable information on financial aid, scholarships and test preparation.

Networking at Conferences and Annual Meetings

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“Our networking session is about to begin!” If you have ever attended a conference or an annual meeting, you might have heard those words, and they may have filled you with excitement, nervousness, or even dread. Conferences are an excellent …

By Kalle Nelson
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Career Fair Preparation for International Students 

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As an international student, you are encouraged to take part in UConn’s Career Fairs. The career fair is about making connections. It’s an excellent opportunity to practice talking to potential companies about your skills. Students of all majors and industries …

By Desiree Martino
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Continuing Success in Your Practicum: Midpoint Check-In

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Congratulations, you are halfway through your practicum! You have already spent a lot of time at your practicum and hopefully learned many new things, and there is another half of your experience still to come.  This is a great time …

By Kalle Nelson
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Welcome to the International Student Community Page! 

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The International Student Community page was created to serve the career needs of UConn’s international students.  This community supports students exploring careers and navigating work authorization and cultural differences in the U.S. job search process.

FEATURES OF THIS COMMUNITY

Jobs …

By Desiree Martino
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Should International Students Cheer or Fear the New H-1B Visa Lottery Rule?

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In late 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed a new rule that would change the way H-1B visas are allotted. Under the new rule, the H-1B lottery would give preferential treatment to international students with advanced degrees. To shed …

By Derek Loosvelt
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