Career Development for International Students

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If you are an International student studying in the U.S. you can work part-time, but you are restricted by the terms of your visa. This website provides information you need to know regarding some of these requirements and restrictions, the work culture and application and interviewing process in the U.S. and more.​

  • Work in the USA — provides information regarding work authorizations for international students
  • The US Application Process — offers information on job search strategies that work in the U.S.
  • Job & Internship Listings — provides information regarding the 10 best sites for finding a job or internship online, jobs requiring no work permit, employers offering Visa/relocation support and other sites
  • Resume and Application Letter Writing — describes what is and what is not on a U.S. resume, the difference between a resume and a vitae as well as how to write an application letter (known as a cover letter)
  • Work Study USA — explains how students can earn money while earning their degree and discusses the benefits and pitfalls of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) temporary employment authorizations
  • Interview Prep — discusses the differences between U.S. and international interviews, cultural differences between U.S. and international companies, commonly held cultural norms in the U.S. and the management culture in the U.S. 
  • Resources — provides information regarding international student admissions, FPU’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP), the FPU Academic Support Center (ASC), tutoring resources and various helpful links