International students seeking internships or full-time jobs while studying in the U.S. need to make sure they are well aware of the rules and regulations set forth by OISS and the U.S. government.
It can be more costly for a company to hire international students due to the fees associated with sponsorship paperwork, so it is important that international students looking for an internship/work are well versed on the process.
Make sure you are familiar with your graduation requirements and deadlines as well as the U.S. hiring practices and immigration laws. Use https://www.uscis.gov/ to help get started.
Students on F1 visas also need to make sure they are well aware of their CPT/OPT start dates and requirements in order to apply for internships/jobs with enough time to begin CPT/OPT at the start of a new semester.
Always make sure to check with OISS to get the latest version of the CPT/OPT rules.
Helpful resources for international students searching for work
- Global Detroit
- Welcome Mat Detroit
- We Global Network
- Wayne OISS
- US News International Student Job Tips
- “Power Ties” by Dan Beaudry 2014
- “The International Advantage” by Marcelo Barros 2015
- “Linkedin For International Students” by Steven Steinfeld 2015