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Career Resources for International Students

General Information

  • Going Global is the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. Our unlimited access subscription database features 33 Country Career Guides, 43 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world.  On-campus users can access the site directly. If you are off campus, you can login to SwatCareers and link to the site once you are logged in.
  • International Students Career Handout:  Find useful information and advice about the career process as an international student.
  • Employment Authorization for Swarthmore Students with F-1 Visa:  An introduction and  overview of employment authorization from Swarthmore's International Student Advising Office.

Job Search for H-1B Visas  

  • Going Global contains state, metro and US-wide H1B records gathered directly from the US Department of Labor (DOL), the government agency responsible for all H1B submissions. Once a year, DOL makes available a listing of all companies who have submitted H1B visa applications for the prior 12 months, from September to October.  On-campus users can access the site directly. If you are off campus, you can login to SwatCareersand link to the site once you are logged in.
  • U.S. Immigration Services:  Information on how to apply for and get work authorization. Also has application forms you can download.
  • MyVisaJobs.com:  Whether you wish to apply for jobs directly through the website or not, it can be a useful resource in finding employers who sponsor visas.  With a search-able database and visa reports, this site can also serve as a great starting place to gather information.
  • First Jobs for International Students:  These are samples of organizations which have sponsored H1B visas or have in the recent past hired Swarthmore international students. Please do not limit your job search to these organizations. There are many organizations, in addition to these, which will sponsor. Furthermore, some organizations aren't aware of the process. If you are able to educate a potential employer about the process, they may consider sponsoring your H1B visa. 

Visa & Green Card Job Reports Courtesy of MyVisaJobs.com:

    Information and Advice

    • FlcDataCenter.com: The Department of Labor is required to provide a list of those employers who have submitted Labor Condition Applications. This search page allows you to view the H-1B Labor Certification Database.
    • iStudent City: A great site with information for international students from start to finish.  Includes on-line chats with other international students as well as helpful hints for job searching after graduation.
    • InternationalStudent.com:  Started by a group of international students living in New York City with the goal of helping other students deal with American immigration authorities and education system.
    • Cultural Vistas:  Places engineering, science, and technical students into paid internships abroad and obtains work permits for all technical and some non-technical students who have identified their own internships abroad.

    MBA Related Resources

    • ForeignMBA.com:  This site has useful information for international M.B.A. students as well as other international students who would like to work in the United States. The site includes career profiles, corporate interviews, immigration information, lists of companies who have hired MBA's, and more at no charge.

    Advice from a Recent Graduate

    "At Swat, I was involved in a lot of different activities: i20 (of course!), SASA, LOS, Cross Country, Track & Field, TA, SAM, Research Assistant and as a Career Services dweller. This last activity dominated my senior year - as is the case with most seniors. I cannot emphasize enough what invaluable resource everyone at Career Services was to me. And I mean literally everyone, from the Peer Counsellors who looked over every detail and comma in my resume, to the staff who tirelessly mock interviewed me and listened to all of my worries about how uncertain my next step was going to be. I even recall sobbing at a mock interview and they gave me tissues and reassured me that I would do great. Overall, I'm grateful to Career Services for helping me navigate job search. It can get frustrating quickly and for long. They taught me how to network, reach out to Alumni and availed resources that enabled me to make a smooth transition from "back pack to the brief case." I would encourage all students, especially juniors and seniors to take advantage of Career Services."

    -Lizah Masis (International Student from the class of 2012)