International Students

There are both legal and cultural barriers involved in international students’ job searches. Visas and work authorization processes can be complicated, and the cultural differences in resumes, interviews and networking can be unsettling.

We can help! Make an appointment with career coach today.

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Eccles International Student Career Workshops

Fall 2022 Sessions

Fall Kick-off and Resources
Aug. 26, 2-3 p.m.
GARFF 1130
Meet your international seminar facilitators and learn about online resources to find positions. Register here.

Project-based Learning Opportunities
Sept. 2, 11 a.m. – Noon
GARFF 1130
Find on-campus experiential projects that build practical skills and your resume. Register here.

Resume Workshop
Sept. 9, 11 a.m. – Noon
GARFF 1130
Understand what U.S. employers look for in a resume. Then, learn to present the unique skills and value you would bring to an employer. Register here.

2-Hour Job Search
Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, 11 a.m. – Noon
GARFF 1130
Learn how to work smarter and faster to secure interviews. Register for Sept. 16 and here for Sept. 23.

Immigration Panel
Sept. 30, 2022, 11 a.m. – Noon
GARFF 1130
Meet immigration professionals and learn of strategies to find a job in the U.S. as an international student. Register here.

ISSS Updates
Oct. 7, 11 a.m. – Noon
GARFF 1130
Learn best practices working with the ISSS office and H-1B alternatives. Register here.

Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, 11 a.m. – Noon
GARFF 1130
Learn how to create meaningful connections in a professional setting. Register for Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.

Interview Prep
Nov. 4, 11 a.m. – Noon
GARFF 1130
Brush up on interview skills and common questions while learning how to showcase your accomplishments. Register here.

Salary Negotiation
Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
GARFF 1130
Learn how to navigate job offers and negotiation (+ Negotiation Club). Register for Nov. 11 and Nov. 18.

Job Fair
Dec. 8, 3-6:30 p.m.
GARFF 1130
Find your next opportunity! Register here.

International Student Career Success Checklist

Many employers are not aware of U.S. Visa policy.  Being able to explain these requirements can help them understand the process and make it easier for them to hire you.  International Student & Scholar Services Website  and workshops can give you this knowledge.

Even if you’re not sure what questions to ask, your Career Coach can help you get started and give you resources to be successful.  To make an appointment, stop by SFEBB 1120, or call 801-587-8687, or click here.

The ability to speak and write English well is a top requirement for most employers.  Here are some suggestions for practice:

Asking for advice and information from professionals will help you explore careers and identify opportunities. If you’re nervous about reaching out to contacts, your Career Coach can assist you.  Consider these networking opportunities:

  • Campus-sponsored Company Information Sessions
  • Career Fairs
  • Informational Interviews
  • Create a strong LinkedIn profile and use resources to engage employers
  • Join a professional trade or industry, and student associations

When faced with a setback, analyze and modify your strategy, seek feedback, stay positive, and don’t give up.

Need help?  Make an appointment with your Career Coach