International Student Job Search
The Career Development Center is here to assist you with your job search, whether you are seeking an on-campus position, internship, or full-time career employment.
International students may work on campus, and some students may qualify for off-campus authorization. Contact the International Education Office to determine if you are eligible for off-campus authorization.
- Resume Reviews
- Mock Interviews / Interview Prep
- Job Search Techniques
- Employer Connections
- Career Events, including Career Fairs
Handshake: career development employment database for co-op/internships, full-time career employment, on-campus positions and more!
- Update your profile in Handshake (wichitastate.joinhandshake.com) by logging in with your WSU ID and password.
- Upload your resume to Handshake.
- If your resume was not approved after you uploaded it to Handshake, schedule a resume review with a peer adviser by calling (316) 978-3688.
- When your resume is approved in Handshake, you may begin searching and applying for on-campus and full-time employment positions.
MyVisaJobs: online resource for accessing employers who hire international students.
- Click on “Search Visa Sponsor” on right side of page.
- Type in work, city, and industry of choice.
- These companies are employers who have applied for H1-B Visa.
Working on Campus
Visit our webpage (wichita.edu/On-CampusEmployment) to find tips on an effective on-campus job search, as well as additional websites listing on-campus jobs.
- Contact the International Education Office to determine your eligibility for a co-op/internship position and start the CPT process.
- Ensure you meet GPA and other requirements.
- Take the Co-op and Internship online workshop.
- Upload your resume into Handshake. (If your resume is not approved in Handshake, schedule an appointment for a resume review by calling (316) 978-3688.)
- Schedule a follow-up appointment with your Career Development Specialist by calling (316) 978-3688.
- After your follow-up, you may begin viewing and applying for internships and co-op positions.
- CPT - Academic program allowing eligible students to accept employment connected to their major field of study.
- OPT- Students with F-1 status who have completed or have been pursuing their degrees for more than nine months are permitted to work for one year on a student visa towards getting practical training to complement their education.
- H1-B Visa- Most common way for employers to sponsor professional works in U.S. in order to qualify employee must hold a position that requires at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.