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

6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S. after graduation. This means that, yet again, numerous …

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F-1 Student Employment

F-1 Student Employment

There are multiple employment options available to F-1 students.

On-Campus

F-1 students are eligible to work on-campus as long as you are maintaining your immigration status.  Employment is limited to a total of 20-hours per week (including …

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UMass International F-1 Students

The F-1 visa is intended for non-immigrants wishing to pursue academic studies and/or language training programs for a period of time in the United States. Students (and their F-2 dependents) under UMass sponsorship are issued an I-20 to obtain an …

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Visa and Job Prospects for International Students in 2020

Last year was a mixed one for international students looking for jobs in the U.S. One the one hand, even the simple process of securing work authorization through OPT (Optional Practical Training) proved to be complicated—and in some cases, increased …

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3 Essential Job-Search Strategies for International Students in 2021

To say the least, the Trump administration didn’t extend a warm welcome to international students at U.S. colleges and universities. Will the Biden administration be more welcoming? Will international students have a better chance of securing H-1B visas? Will they …

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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 …

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

Chase Career Center Hours

M 8:30am-5pm
T 8:30am-5pm
W 8:30am-5pm
TH 8:30am-5pm
F 8:30am-5pm