International Students

At the Office of Career Success, we understand that international students navigate many transitions in their experience coming to Isenberg. Here you will find a range of career opportunities and resources curated for international students looking to obtain employment in their home countries, globally, and with U.S.-based organizations. Our office can also help with empowering international students to advocate for themselves as they look for opportunities and achieve their goals. Log in to set up your preference to be notified when content for international students becomes available.

International Students

[video] Why employers value recent college grads with foreign language skills


Fluency or competency in a foreign language is a coveted skill that employers value. That’s no surprise in today’s global economy. However, the reasons employers value recent college grads who have foreign language skills may be a surprise. Yes, it’s …

By Matt Krumrie - College Recruiter
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How to Apply for OPT as an International Student

“As an international student, you are eligible to work in the U.S. for up to a year on your F-1 visa through something called Optional Practical Training (OPT). You DO NOT have to have a job offer to apply for …

By Mary [uConnect]
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Want to Stay in the US? Transition from OPT to H-1B

When an international student’s optional practical training (OPT) begins to wind down, making the switch to an H-1B or Green Card is a common idea that comes up.

While it is possible to remain in the U.S. on the OPT …

By Mary [uConnect]
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9 Things International Students Can Do to Stand Out at Career Fairs and Conferences

International students often feel like career fairs are a waste of time and money. The reason for such disappointment is that, historically, the majority of companies participating at these events don’t sponsor international students and therefore aren’t willing to speak …

By Marcelo Barros - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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6 Mental Health Tips for International Students

“International students have access to U.S. university support services to help them adjust and maintain balance.”

Read advice from U.S. News & World Report to help international students take care of themselves while at school in the United States.

By Mary [uConnect]
Mary [uConnect]
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Featured Resources

International Programs Office: Fall 2021 Events

The UMass Amherst International Programs Office (IPO) is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Events Schedule!

F-1 Student Employment, IPO
Information on the webpage as of 03/27/2021. Please visit URL directly for most up to date information. F-1 Student Employment

Job Search Strategies w/IPO

Originally recorded for Specialized Masters orientation in 2020. This video features a training session on job search strategies with the …



Office of Career Success
Chase Career Center, Suite N207
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

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