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How can I get a job on campus?

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Tahseen at Minnesota State University, Moorhead asked: “I’m a freshman and international student. I was looking for a job on campus but I don’t have a resume or a social. What is the process for an international student to get started working on campus?” Thank you for your question, Tahseen. Working on campus is a great way to build your resume and create connections with your school community, while still having time to study and excel as a student. Here are a few tips to improve your chances of getting an on-campus job. Have all your paper work in order: International students can participate in … / Read more »




How can I secure an on-campus job?

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Abhay at University of California at Berkeley asked: “I’m trying to help my studies by finding a part time job on campus and have applied many times without a single positive response. What can I do to get a job on campus?” Thanks for your question, Abhay. Most students don’t realize how competitive on campus jobs can be, especially in a big school like Berkeley. There are only so many available positions, and an enormous number of students wanting to work on campus. There are ways to improve your chances of working on campus, just remember rejection is nothing personal, and … / Read more »




How can an international student find work in aerospace engineering?

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Jagdish from Iowa State University asked: I am an international student studying Aerospace Engineering (B.S.- M.S. dual degree), I am concerned about my job prospects after graduation for two primary reasons:  It can be difficult for international students the find employment in the U.S., and the types of jobs I am seeking require security clearance. I am really motivated and ready to pursue this career path, but also worried; there are many hurdles and the stakes are high (education debt). What do you think should I do to get a job and contribute successfully in this field? I wish I had a mentor … / Read more »




Can an international student do a summer internship?

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Max from Oklahoma City University asked: I am an international student in my second semester of my graduate study. I want to do a summer internship, but a friend told me that I can’t  because of my status as an international student.  He also told me there are many other things that I need to do before I can apply for an internship.   Can you tell me what I need to do so that I can apply for a internship? Hi Max – Getting an internship as an international student in the U.S. certainly can be challenging.  Precisely how … / Read more »




How can an international student find a job in the US?

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Max from Oklahoma City University asked: I am an international student, and I went to my University bookstore to apply for an on-campus job.  They told me they could not hire me because my Visa will expired in June of this year.  I am legally in the US, and I am really frustrated because I need to study and work in the US.  How can I as an international student find a job in the US while I am in school? Hi Max – The answer here is easy, but I am not sure it will solve your problem. Your … / Read more »