I just graduated from college in the U.S. Now what do I do?

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?

Networking for International Students: How to Build a Social Network in the U.S.

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?

OPT Extension for STEM Degrees: How to Stay in the U.S.

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.