Career Services is committed to providing support and guidance to international students seeking Curricular Practical Training and / or Optional Practical Training. After reviewing the following resources, please feel free to call 508-531-1328 or stop by Career Services Room 08 in the Rondileau Campus Center to schedule an appointment.
International students who are attending college on a visa may have the opportunity to participate in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and / or Optional Practical Training (OPT)* Please go to BSU's International Student Services Webpage for information regarding practical training.
Career Services Guide for International Students
Unfortunately, not all companies in the United States choose to hire internationals with visas. The following websites can help you to focus your job search on companies with a strong track record for hiring skilled workers from abroad.
View companies that file visa
petitions. This information is updated quarterly.
Myvisajobs.com provides a list
of the top 1000 visa sponsors in the United States as
well as job postings and names of immigration attorneys
by geographical location.
The following webpage provides
lists of international companies in the U.S. by
Follow the links to each of Fortune magazine's 100 top companies to see who hires outside the U.S. and may be more likely to hire non - U.S. residents: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2009/full_list/
The following websites provide advice for international students interested in working in the United States.When in the Hiring Process Do I Reveal that I Am an International Student? - Boston College International Students and the Job Search - University of Virginia Career and Job Hunting Tips and Advice - iStudentCity.com Information for Employers - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions: Hiring International Students - Klasko Immigration and Nationality Law
*Career Services does not handle questions regarding visa status, classification, and eligibility for work authorization. For visa status and information regarding services provided to international students at Bridgewater State University, go to the International Student Services web page.
Last Modified: September 19, 2012