Career Resources for International Students
- GoinGlobal helps job and internship seekers find opportunities both at home and abroad. The platform features career and city guides, job and internship searches, an employer directory, searchable H1B Visa information and more. Find GoinGlobal in Handshake under Career Center > Resources.
- My Visa Jobs hosts information about work visas as well as a job board of companies who sponsor visas.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services shares information about student visas and employment as well as other helpful links for current and prospective students.
Smith College Offices
- International Students & Scholars Office: Its Working in the United States page includes information about obtaining Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT) permission to work off campus.
- Jandon Center for Community Engagement: Helps you identify volunteer opportunities in the community around Smith College.
- Working at an on-campus job is an effective way to build hard and soft skills valued by employers, even if your campus job differs from your intended career path. Your supervisor can provide training, guidance and mentorship, and they may serve as a recommender or a reference in the future. On-campus jobs available to students are posted in Workday.
- Active involvement in student clubs or campus organizations is another great way to gain experience, engage in issues relevant to you and practice your collaboration, communication and project management skills while connecting with other students who share your interests.
- Explore in-demand professions with employment projections for the United States from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, including the fastest growing occupations and the projected rate of change in employment by industry.
- Informational conversations with alums and other professionals in your fields of interest enable you to gain detailed information about job paths and opportunities, skills and knowledge valued in those roles, and hiring processes. Use LinkedIn and Smith's alum directory (called The Network) to identify prospective alum connections. Learn how to connect throughInformational Interviews and the Art of Networking, then talk with a career adviser at the Lazarus Center for help tailoring your process.