International Students

We care about your career success.

Are you an international student searching for job opportunities outside of your home country? We’ll help you adapt to your new culture and adopt a new job search strategy. For success in the United States, you’ll need to demonstrate a variety of strengths to help you stand out from your peers, including:

Strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills are essential to getting ahead. Step out of your comfort zone to practice your language skills at every opportunity—join a sorority or fraternity, get involved in activities, or volunteer in the community.

Explore your career options, then identify a targeted career path and stay focused on it. Attend career events and meet recruiting deadlines. Understanding immigration regulations and being able to explain work authorization guidelines to companies can also help you succeed.

Build your cultural and language advantages into your resume and the conversations you have with recruiters. Target companies that need your skills and background—what qualities and skills do you have that make you unique? Work with a Kelley career coach to learn how to market your personal brand.

Most job opportunities are found by networking. Work hard to develop professional relationships here as well as at home. Make new friends and gain a new perspective—it doesn’t have to be all business, you can attend sporting and other events to embrace the local culture.

Extend your job search to include employment at home as well as other countries. In addition to our services, all Kelley undergraduate students have free access to global job search platform Passport Career and career opportunities in China through Lockin China (one of China’s biggest career agencies).

Make an appointment with a career coach. We can support your professional goals and help you with your job search. Also check out our diverse peer coaches who are current Kelley undergraduate students with various recruiting experiences available and excited to address any question you may have.

After consulting with Undergraduate Career Services career coaches, I attained insights on internship searching, interview preparation, and the Curricular Practical Training application process. The coaches' hard work and preparation helped me find my first internship.

Tianyu Huang, Marketing and Information Process Management Major, Henan Province, China