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The route to finding employment after graduation can be streamlined by considering your options first. You may want to ask yourself the following questions: 

  • What career path do I want to pursue post-graduation? 
  • What country do I see myself living in? 

Given the heavy international population at Purdue, it is necessary that we discuss the process of staying here in the United States post-graduation. Careful considerations must be made regarding keeping visas in good status, including: 

In preparation for taking your first steps away from Purdue as an alum, you should consider communicating with International Student and Scholars (Purdue ISS) to discuss any outstanding concerns you may have. Purdue ISS provides their educational resources and contact information at their website. 


UC Berkeley Career Center - Job search strategies - The UC Berkeley Career Center provides a resource for international students to guide them through the job application process. Because this process looks a bit different between domestic and international students, UCB has done the courtesy of outlining how to approach the job search. 

GoinGlobal - GoinGlobal is a job site that combines postings from leading job boards such as Idealist, Indeed, and others to create a hub for international postings. Please note that this service is typically not free, but is provided to Purdue students at no cost. They also provide listings of United States based jobs, and career guides, based upon city and country. 

Go Overseas – Go Overseas is an organization working to send students across the world for internships, full-time employment, and other programs. They also publish articles and provide scholarships to students looking to ‘Go Overseas.

H1-B Grader - H1-B Grader is a useful search engine and dashboard for all things H1-B employer related. Past the first question of whether they will sponsor employees, H1-B Grader will give details about approval rates, salaries, and more. 

Indeed Worldwide - This section of is focused on finding job positions based on country. This resource is particularly useful for those wanting to work outside of the United States. 

My Visa Jobs - My Visa Jobs is geared towards international students with H-1B clearance looking to work in the United States. This website will only post employers who are willing to be a visa sponsor. 

OPTNation – Resource for finding jobs both in Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) with companies that have established a friendly reputation for these programs. Articles are also published to help students succeed in these sponsorship programs. 

Purdue Student Employment Eligibility – Guidelines for international students to obtain concurrent part time employment while a student here at Purdue. Guidelines are suited to a variety of Visa types, specifically both F-1 and J-1. 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services H-1B Employer Hub - The UCIS H-1B Hub is the official website of the US Citizenship and Immigration services, posting any employer that has submitted to employ H-1B status individuals in the past 12 years. This allows job seekers to see what companies may or may not be willing to sponsor an employment visa. Do note, that because of the H-1B visa requirements, a bachelor's degree at minimum is required for a "theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge" to be considered for employment. 

United Nations Job Network - The United Nations (UN) job network is an international job posting site that allows global postings with the UN to be filled. This resource is particularly useful for students looking to fill humanitarian, human resources, or political type positions. 


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