International Resources

Resources for international students  |  Resources for international employment

Career Resources for international students 

Western Michigan University is proud to host a growing number of international students on our campus. Your worldview adds unique perspective to our diverse and global workforce. International students face additional challenges when seeking employment in the United States, and there are several resources available to you to help navigate those challenges.

On Campus

Visit WMU International Student Services and Immigration Services to get help with the paperwork and documentation you may need for an internship, part-time job, on-campus job, or full-time job. Specialists can help you complete Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) forms in addition to other work-related paperwork.

Transitional resources

US cultural and employment norms may be quite different as an international student transitioning to the US. The following resources provide various information on cultural norms, educational requirements, obtaining  visas and transition information.

  • Foreignborn.com - Resources to help you understand international employment issues, including work visas and green cards.

Visa information

As you search for jobs or internships, it is important to understand the processes to employment associated with your visa. Employers may have false assumptions about visa limitations, costs, or processes and it is important to be able to provide accurate information to potential employers. The following resources provide visa information.

Job and internship search

A job or internship takes a combination of numerous resources and strategies. The following resources provide a variety of lists of potential sponsoring employers, occupational outlooks and job opportunities. Utilize these resources as you build your job search strategy and create target employers list.

  • Going Global - A global job search board, blogs, and articles on employment issues.

Education resources

The following resources are helpful when exploring continuing education options, institutions and processes.

Resources for international employment and internship opportunities

Going Global
Career guides for over 30 countries and 44 US cities, H1B database, and worldwide job and internship listings.

iHipo
International graduate careers website with internships, jobs and graduate programs abroad.

Global Experiences 
Lists international internships in multiple fields.

OverseasJobs.com 
Features overseas jobs and international employment opportunities.

Cultural Vistas
Information on international exchange programs.

GoAbroad.com
Find internships all over the world.

WowJobs
Comprehensive database of jobs and internships in Canada.