Whether you’re entering your last year or starting your first year of college, you’ve probably thought about what options you have as an international student in the U.S. after graduation. We know that many of you enjoy planning ahead and thinking about your future, so here are 3 options for you to consider: Option 1: … Read more I just graduated from college in the U.S. Now what do I do?
The job market in the US is very vast, and it might seem a bit intimidating to dive into it without guidance. If you want to start working in the US to take advantage of the amazing opportunities they offer but you don’t know where to start, don’t worry! Travelingua can help you find a … Read more How to get your internship in the United States!
Building your social network is an important part of being a college student in the U.S. Networking means creating a support system for both personal and professional development. By networking you can socialize with other international students and get to know university professors.
Whether you are planning to look for a job in the U.S. or back in your home country, networking is an essential part of an effective job search. The term “networking” may sound formal, but it can actually take place anywhere: one-on-one coffee chats, in class, or formal networking events.
But why network?
Many international students who decide to go to the U.S. only think about getting their degree. But why stop there? Once you are in the U.S., programs such as OPT (Optional Practical Training) allow you to work before or after graduation. Not only does this give you professional experience, but it also gives you the opportunity to explore job opportunities available in the U.S. And as a STEM student, you have even better options.
You may have heard that getting permission to work in the U.S. can feel like an impossible task. But you are about to learn how, as an international student, you can not only work legally but also in a field that you love. Yes, it still takes some time and effort, but the OPT and CPT programs will make the process a lot simpler.