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“International Students Need Not Apply?”: Exceptions to the Rule for Working, Part 2

This week, I’ll be discussing optional practical training (OPT), which is another exception to the F-1 no-working rule. OPT is only allowed after completing the first academic year. OPT activity must be related to your field of study. Unlike curricular …

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“International Students Need Not Apply?”: Exceptions to the Rule for Working, Part 1

Institutions of higher education in the United States welcome international students, but in order to pursue their academic goals there, these students must first seek permission from the U.S. government to enter the country. For most, this permission comes in …

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Counseling Services for International College Students in America

Moving is frequently cited as one of the most stressful life events, but it typically only involves relocating from one part of your town to another or, in more extreme circumstances, one part of your own country to another. Imagine …

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Can I Work While I Study Abroad?

This guest post originally appeared on the GoToStudy blog. GoToStudy specializes in helping overseas students find the their ideal university and course, and connecting them with consulting agencies that can guide them to their goal. This is a common question from …

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Securing a Job in the U.S. as an International Student

  The process of securing a paying job upon graduation from college can be difficult and stressful under normal circumstances. As an international student, the process is even harder. There are at least 900,000 foreign students attending U.S. colleges and …

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How to Answer 5 Common Interview Questions

Whether you’re applying to work at the campus bookstore, or interviewing for your first professional job post college, it’s likely you’ll need to conduct an interview to land the position. To help you nail your interview, we’ve rounded up 5 …

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Everything International Students Should Know About Working in the U.S.

Are you an international student studying in the U.S.? Are you looking to gain experience or make extra money by working while attending school? If you answered yes to both questions, you should know the U.S. has specific rules about …

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How to Land a Summer Internship for College Credit

College internships are a great way to get ahead of the game. Students with an internship or two under their belt have a leg up when it comes to applying for their first post-college job because employers increasingly want to …

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Quiz: Find the Right Job for You After College

When figuring out your first move post-college, it’s natural to feel a little lost. You’re still discovering what your strengths are, what kinds of roles could be a good fit, and even what industry resonates with you. But, at the …

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Spring Internship: Making the Most of Your College Experience

For college students who want to complete an internship, you might be putting off the search for this summer. But have you considered doing an internship during the spring term? It’s never too late (or too early) to start looking …

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