International Students

We Can Help YOU:

  • Understand the American internship and job search process
  • Prepare materials including a US style resume and cover letter
  • Build a network and effectively use networking contacts
  • Prepare for interviews

An US internship or volunteer experience in your field is very important if you are looking for employment in the U.S. You will have to search for and compete for these opportunities.

 

International Student Job Search:

Look for the following:

  • US Companies doing business in your home country
  • US Chamber of Commerce branch in your home city
  • International corporations
  • Organizations with an international focus
  • Companies hiring or previously have hired international students
  • Cards CareerLink for employers recruiting UofL students

 

Sample Companies Recruiting International Students:

  • Alltech
  • Amazon.com
  • Bank of America
  • Bayser Consulting
  • BCI Financial
  • BioRegenerative Sciences
  • BioVoyage Institute, Inc.
  • Bloomberg
  • Bryan Research & Engineering, Inc.
  • Convert
  • CSX Transportation
  • Ernst and Young
  • Extron Electronic
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • KPMG
  • Levin Financial Group
  • Market Edge Consulting, Inc.
  • Micro Strategy
  • National Instruments
  • NIH
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Perry Ellis
  • Raymond James
  • Research in Motion
  • Stantech
  • Vensoft


When to Reveal Your Work Status

Be upfront about your status; make sure you have discussed it with the employer by the end of the interview. Many employers can have concerns about hiring international students, so you must be knowledgeable about the processes involved to help explain your work status.

Campus Resources for International Students

·         Career Development Center

·         International Center
·         Writing Center
·         Cultural Center

Visa Information on Working in the United States:

When searching for jobs or internships, it is important to understand the job search process associated with each visa type. These resources can provide you with visa information: