The UCC offers a wide variety of services and tools to help international students throughout their career development process. See below for an outline of our services. The right column contains upcoming events and workshops as well as additional job search tools and resources helpful for international students.
Explore Your Interests, Personality and Strengths
The UCC offers career coaching and assessment services to help international students explore their unique interests, personalities, values, skills, and strengths. These services can help students better understand who they are, what they need, what they want, and how these things may influence their major and career choices.
Prepare for the Job Search
When searching for a job in the United States, it's important to present yourself in a professional manner through your resume and cover letter materials, interviews, as well as at networking events. Remember, your initial contact with a prospective employer forms a lasting impression, so make sure it is a positive one. The UCC offers several resources and services to help international students project a professional image at every stage in their job search process. Below are links to some of these resources. (For more specific tips and information regarding resumes, interviewing and job search strategies for international students, view the Job Search Skills for International Students presentation located in the lower right column of this page.)
Find a Job
There are a number of great resources available to help you in your search for a job. Some of the best UCC sites are listed below. IMPORTANT: Before you pursue any type of part-time or full-time employment in the U.S., you must meet with an International Student & Scholars Services advisor to ensure you are aware of and adhering to all applicable restrictions, requirements and deadlines.
- KU Career Connections is an online resource through which University of Kansas students and alumni can search for job and internship opportunities, post their resumes for employers to view, and sign up for on-campus interviews.
- Part Time Employment. The UCC maintains a web-based searchable list of student hourly and work-study jobs available on and off campus.
- International Student & Scholar Services provides the KU international community with admissions, advising, programming, and referral services in an effective, ethical, and culturally-sensitive manner.
Going Global provides an H1B Plus database that contains approximately 500,000 records of companies that applied for H1B visas in the prior year. H1B Plus allows individuals to search for companies by: industry, job title, company name, and location. (IMPORTANT: You must be logged into KUCareerHawk.com in order to access this site.)
Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S. Database is a searchable database allows individuals to identify foreign firms operating in the United States by geographic location, keyword, industry, company revenue, size, and country foreign firm is based. It provides contact information, website address, and a brief description of each company and gives you the option of downloading the information into an Excel spreadsheet.
Optimal Resume is a comprehensive, web-based application for students to create, present, and manage resumes.
Optimal Interview is an innovative online tool to help students enhance their job interviewing skills.
Resume Dropbox can be used by students to send their resume to our office for review through our website. Students will receive feedback on their resume in 1-2 business days.
- When to Reveal Your Work Status is an article written by Adrienne Nussbaum, Director, Intercultural Office, Boston College and includes helpful information regarding the appropriate time during your job search process to reveal your work status as well as tips on how to bring it up.