As an international student, searching for a full-time job and/or internship in the U.S. may come with challenges as you navigate work authorization and cultural differences in the job search. The Career & Professional Development team, in partnership with International Student & Scholar Services, is happy to support you as you seek out opportunities in the U.S. or beyond.

Employment Eligibility: CPT & OPT
Before you begin seeking an internship or a job, it is critically important to ensure you fully understand employment eligibility for your visa type. Specific rules exist for on campus jobs, off campus jobs, internships and post-graduation employment. For current rules and guidelines, visit International Student & Scholar Services.

Learn more about Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Learn more about Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Job & Internship Search Tools
The tools outlined in the Advice and Resources section of our website are a great place for you to learn the keys to job searching in the U.S. The below resources are additional tools specific to you as an international student.

GoinGlobal – This resource includes tips for landing jobs in countries around the global as well as tips for various U.S. cities. Additionally, you can us the H1B Visas tab to learn about companies that have sponsored visa holders in the past.

My Visa Jobs – This site is an “employment website for foreign workers seeking opportunities in the United States.”

Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States by Daniel Beaudry
This book serves as a great overview of how to land a position in the U.S. as an international student.

Appointments
We recommend scheduling an appointment with your assigned career advisor for tailored coaching and tips. To schedule an appointment call 303.871.2150 or visit Pioneer Careers to schedule online.

Tips for Drafting a Resume in the U.S.

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If you are new to internship or job searching in the U.S., resume writing can seem a little daunting. Chances are, you have built a resume to the specifications of your home country, but might not be sure how to …

By Kimberly English
Kimberly English Career Advisor Kimberly English
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Tips for Success on the Job!

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Do you have an internship, job, or another exciting opportunity lined up for the summer?

Great!

If you are wondering how to make the most of the experience, and set yourself up for success in the first 30, 60, or …

By Kimberly English
Kimberly English Career Advisor Kimberly English
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What Wonder Woman and Hermione Granger Can Teach Women about Career Success

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I recently talked with an international student who expressed how hard it was for her to write her resume. Culturally, she had been taught that promoting herself was bragging and inappropriate. She came to the U.S. and our DU career …

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development
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Want to Stand Out? Share Your Global Perspective!

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“As an international student, how can I stand out in the application process?”

It’s a great question, and one that can lead to rich, engaging conversations. It’s also one of the most frequently asked questions that we respond to in …

By Kimberly English
Kimberly English Career Advisor Kimberly English
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Job Searching with a Chosen/Preferred Name

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It’s the first thing you type in an application form, the biggest text on your resume, and the first thing a potential employer learns about you: your name. What captures us more succinctly and wholly than our name? It’s more …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Career Advisor Kyle Inselman
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