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.

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Undergraduate International Student Success Story Xinming Zhou

Xinmin Zhou

Xinming Zhou is a junior studying cognitive science at UConn. Xinming has been quite involved on campus and has taken a very proactive approach to career readiness.

Moving to Connecticut from China

Xinming came to UConn from China and experienced …

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Research in Undergrad: The Black Experience

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During the Center for Career Development’s Internship, Research, and Co-Op month, a panel was held to highlight the experiences of Black undergraduate students who have done research at UConn outside of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Research on West …

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The Need for Employment Visa Sponsorship – Answering Employer’s Questions


The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently published an article titled International Student Employment: Answering Questions about the Need for Employment Visa Sponsorship.

 The author, Mark Rhoads is an immigration attorney. He answered important questions about employment visa …

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8 Competencies for Career Readiness


Employers within the U.S. evaluate job applicants on holistic measures – a demonstration of skills, knowledge, experience, and abilities required to effectively transition into the workforce and successfully perform a job.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) outlines eight …

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Am I Bragging?

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The only way a U.S. employer is going to know that you have skills, knowledge, and the experience to succeed in an internship or job is if you tell them! However, what are you supposed to do if talking about …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
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Resources is an online portal for international students seeking employment opportunities in the United States. will match your skills …

Career Resources & Services

Learn about the resources and staff support the Center for Career Development offers international students in their career preparation and …

Interviewing for International Students

International students may encounter questions regarding visa status during an interview. It is important to know how to respond to …

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International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) supports the greater internationalization of the University of Connecticut through the development and delivery of …

University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI)

UCAELI offers ESL classes on the Storrs campus. Program includes summer term, full-time and part-time English classes including Business English …