The Career Center is here to support international students as they gain experiences and grow as professionals. Below is information and resources to help you get started.
Understand Your Visa Status
The Office of International Education is your resource to understanding your visa status and the federal government's rules associated with working in the US. Be sure to check out their pages on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT), for specific information on gaining practical experience both as a student and graduate.
Network with International Alums
Gain insights and advice from alums who have navigated the job search before you. Join our LinkedIn group exclusively for UVM international students and alums -- University of Vermont Career Connection - International Students & Alums.
Resume Tips for International Students
Check out our guide to resumes for advice on resume format and content. You can find resume samples there. As an international student, remember to:
- Exclude your international addresses or any other personal information (e.g. birth date, photo).
- Include your language skills and fluencies, but do not include English if you are using the document for applying to positions in the US.
Job Search Resources
Resources to Identify Employers who are International Friendly (H-1B/OPT)
Resources to Identify International Employers
Resources to Identify Jobs and Internships Abroad