As an international student planning ahead is important in searching for internship opportunities or deciding if you will be returning to your home country after graduation or finding a job in the Unites States.

The Center for Career Development can assist you in your internship and job search process no matter where you are looking.  Below are a list of resources to consider when making your plans. As for all students, it is key to start your research early. We recommend setting up a meeting with a counselor in our office to discuss your plans. We are here to help you develop your career plan and goals.


Campus Resources

International Student Advising: All international students are encouraged to meet with the International Student Advisor in their first or second year at Holy Cross.  The International Student Advisor is the best resource on campus with whom to discuss your unique work qualifications in the United States, including CPT and OPT.


Online Resources The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services webpage provides you with information regarding visas and filing for a green card. The site also contains information for working with employers and information regarding the petition process. Visa restrictions can pose a challenge for international students searching for work and internship experience in the U.S. It is important that you understand the requirements and expectations for F1 student visas. This website offers information regarding different forms of employment and helps you understand the guidelines set forth by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).



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