As an International Student with an F-1 visa status, you have an International Advantage. While there are strict guidelines regarding internships in the US and post-graduate work, it is important to emphasize your global perspective through your Interest, Skills, Experience, and Language. If taking part in an internship in the US, securing a job after graduating in the US and/or abroad, or attending graduate school is your goal, you need to be proactive to prepare for these competitive options. Regardless of your plans, the staff of the Knowlton Center would like to encourage you to connect with us early to maximize your chance of success!
Understand How Immigration Regulations Affect Your Employment Status
The Center for Global Programs has the expertise to help you fully understand the immigration regulations and work permissions that will affect your job search. Because regulations change, make sure you check the MY ISS Announcements and the Employment Options section frequently to stay up-to-date with current information.
Gain Experiences Through On-Campus Employment
Check out a list of on-campus employment through My Denison and Handshake. Once you obtain a job on campus, please contact Ms. Kelly VanBuskirk to help you complete your new hire paperwork at Denison.
Focus on your Internship and Job Search
- Discover companies in Handshake that have petitioned for H1-B visas. Access to all the Digital Career Resources, such as My Visa Jobs, GoinGlobal, Vault, and CareerShift, can be found under the Resources section of Handshake.
- Learn about nonprofit sector employers by reviewing Idealist and Great Nonprofits.
- The O*Net Program will help you identify the right occupation base on your skills.
Enhance Your Professional Written and Spoken English
- Read our resume and cover letter guides and attend workshops and events.
- Meet with Rosa Lee, Assistant Director for International Students Career Exploration to learn how to write U.S.-style professional documents like resume and cover letter.
- Studying in a second language is a rewarding, yet challenging, experience. Meet with Kaly Thayer, Coordinator of Multilingual Learning, for the English program to help you navigate the process of studying and improve your English along the way.
- Learn about the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program and Writing 101 at Denison designed specifically to advance the academic and career goals of international students.