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Know the Warning Signs in an Unpaid Internship

by Hein - Posts (3). Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

It was 2009, I was just graduating college with a degree in hospitality, and I was desperate to find a job so I could stay in the U.S. and do my OPT. What I found instead was an unpaid internship that exploited my skills and my good will and, along with it, a newfound understanding […]

Getting the Most Out of Work-Study

by Anna Malinovskaya - Posts (17). Posted Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

When I received my admission letter to Mount Holyoke College, I also received a set of documents outlining my financial aid package: a big grant, a much smaller loan, and earnings from my future work on campus. I had expected loans and grants, but didn’t know much about how on-campus work would help fund my […]

I Couldn’t Get Sponsored for an H-1B Visa, and Here’s Why

by Hein - Posts (3). Posted Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 9:50 am

I remember the very day I received the letter that I had been accepted as an undergraduate student at Johnson & Wales University. I had big dreams and aspirations about what I was going to become upon graduation from one of the best hospitality schools in the United States. I envisioned myself becoming a successful […]

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International Students and US Employment

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at 10:26 am

As you probably know, most Fridays we post a list of upcoming webinars, virtual college fairs, and other free online events of interest for anyone who hopes to study in the U.S. Well, this was a slow week in the webinar world, so instead we found online recaps of two past events about finding a […]

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An ‘A’ Won’t Get You a Career, But a Good Education Might

by Cristiana - Posts (3). Posted Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 am

In May and June, graduating students have the chance to hear highly accomplished professionals speak at commencement ceremonies, and to gather some last words of wisdom to prepare them for life after academia. Commencement is traditionally a time to celebrate the achievement of completing a university degree, and to think about how your education has […]

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More Majors Now Eligible for OPT Extension

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

The Department of Homeland Security announced it is expanding the list of science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs that qualify international students for an OPT extension. The OPT program allows international students to stay in the U.S. for up to 12 months after their graduation in order to work and gain experience in their field. […]

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Busting OPT and CPT Myths

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 2:31 pm

An international student advisor at Michigan State University has made it a personal project to address and redress some of the myths she’s heard from students about the rules for doing your OPT. In a series of blog posts, Brooke Stodyk examines the regulations around OPT and goes through some common misconceptions about what you […]

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A Chinese Student’s Story of Job-Hunting in the US

by Qian - Posts (7). Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 8:18 pm

For international students, the job-hunting process is never easy. Even once you’ve figured out the U.S. application standards well enough to land an internship, it does not mean a full-time job is guaranteed – you have to find a company willing to sponsor your work visa (H-1B). A lot of Americans find their full-time jobs […]

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Finding Work Experience in the US: What I Learned (and What I Wish I’d Known)

by Olena - Posts (4). Posted Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

At this point in the year, international students like myself are starting to think about what to do for the summer.  If you’re an international student and you haven’t started thinking about it yet, you should. It’s not always easy to find a good internship or summer job that will provide you with valuable work […]

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African Students See Few Incentives to Return Home

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 6:26 am

CNN reports on how African students in the U.S. view their return home after graduation.  According to the article, Africans who study abroad have a difficult time returning home after their studies because they see fewer job opportunities on the continent.

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