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Career Resources for International Students

Boise State Career Services recognizes the intersection of identities that impact career decision making and development. We are committed to providing inclusive and equitable support in congruence with Boise State University’s mission to provide a culture of civility and success where all feel safe and free from discrimination, harassment, threats or intimidation.

The information below is focused on assisting all international students with the career development process including the internship and job search process in the U.S. and beyond.  Many international students may have F-1 or J-1 visa status and as these visas have different on-campus, off-campus and post-graduation requirements.  You are strongly encouraged to visit the International Student Services Office before seeking any form of employment (paid or unpaid) and remain aware of any applicable restrictions, requirements and deadlines.  We at Boise State Career Services are happy to help you as you navigate this process!

GoinGlobal – International job and internship opportunities, resume guidelines, H1B visa database, and more.

Interstride – H1B visa database, country guides, job and internship postings, and more.

My Visa Jobs – Information about work visas and job board of companies who sponsor visas.

VisaDoor – Search H1B LCA Database including H1B violators.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Students and Employment – Information about student visas and employment as well as other helpful links for current and prospective students.

Cultural Vistas – Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit organization providing international exchange opportunities.

Foreign Labor H-1B Program Data and Certification Data Center -The Department of Labor is required to provide a list of employers who have submitted Labor Condition Applications. The search page allows you to view the H1-b Labor Certification Database and also access the Online Wage Library for prevailing wage determinations.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – Information on how to apply for and get work authorization and application forms you can download.

Uniworld – A great resource for both international and US students that allows you to identify US firms operating in foreign countries and foreign firm operating in the US

Special Considerations and Tips

Know your strengths! There are many advantages to hiring an international student and it may be helpful to understand how you can contribute to an organization. These skills can be highlighted during the interview process:

  • Language skills
  • Global competency
  • Flexibility, adaptability in a variety of workplace settings
  • Knowledge of world issues, understanding of different cultures and societies.
  • Experience in navigating and managing change

You may also benefit from asking fellow international students about their experience applying for visa sponsorship, CPT, or OPT.