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.
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.
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
Create a strong LinkedIn profile and use resources to engage employers
Join a professional trade or industry, and student associations