Transitioning to the U.S. and job-hunting as an international student can be difficult, especially when understanding the differences in cultural and employment norms across cultures. Foreign-born.com provides online services to individuals entering and living in the U.S. and can help as you get ready to study at USC. Disclaimer: Please do not rely solely on published information. Consult a qualified immigration attorney to discuss your specific situation.
USC Career Center has provided the following additional resources for international students to help with job searches.
- GoinGlobal’s exclusive H1B Plus database provides millions of H1B visa application records for American employers interested in hiring international talent. Utilizing U.S. Department of Labor records, GoinGlobal’s proprietary search engine allows users to identify positions, locations, and salary ranges based on employer name, occupation, industry, and job title. The HIB database can also be used to identify American employers who have a pattern of hiring international professionals with specific skills, enabling you to search for similar opportunities in GoinGlobal’s job database.
- Global Job and Internship Search gives you access to over 16 million worldwide job and internship postings that are updated daily and can be searched in the local language as well as in English. Expand your employer outreach and increase your corporate contacts with the Employer Directory, a directory of more than 450,000 worldwide employers and networking leads in more than 193 countries.
- The H1 Base Website provides information about obtaining a work visa to live and work in the U.S.
- The U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS)’s H-1B Employer Data Hub provides information on employers petitioning for H-1B workers. The data hub is part of USCIS’s continued effort to increase transparency in employment-based visa programs by allowing you to search for H-1B petitioners by fiscal year (back to FY 2009), NAICS code, employer name, city, state, or ZIP code. This gives you the ability to calculate approval and denial rates and to review which employers are using the H-1B program. Data for individual fiscal years is available to download on the H-1B Employer Data Hub Files page. To help you use the data hub and understand the terminology in it, USCIC has also created the Understanding Our H-1B Employer Data Hub page.
- International Student Careers is an online career resource that provides you with the tools needed for seeking employment in the U.S. Learn about the U.S. job search and tips for locating internationally friendly companies. Plan for success by following the step-by-step guide on “How to Find International Student Jobs” as you search for internships, create a compelling story, prepare your application documents, and more.
- Jobbatical is a job board that connects you with opportunities in the U.S. and all over the world. Jobbatical thinks beyond borders to connect globally-minded organizations with a community of ready-to-relocate tech, business, and creative talent. Job postings indicate whether an employer will sponsor employment visas.
- MyVisaJobs.com contains visa reports and a list of top 100 employers that sponsor H-1B visas.
- Uniworld’s online searchable database aids students in their global job search by providing contact information for the headquarters, subsidiaries, and branches of multinational companies in over 200 countries and across 20,000 industries. Obtain access through the “Resources” tab in connectSC under “Uniworld.”