Recent articles on international student job search

OPT Job Search: The right time for international students to start looking for a job – before or after graduation? Published on United OPT, December 10, 2021

Essential International Student Job-Search Strategies for 2022 published on FirstHand, November 7, 2021

How to request, conduct, and follow-up on an informational interview published on LinkedIn, November , 2017



U.S. Job Search Websites 



Career Research Portal

This site provides access to Purdue subscribed databases for employer research, career guides, job boards, major resources, and employment data.


Find American firms and their locations in other countries and firms based in other countries with locations in the United States., founded by immigrants in 2006, is an information portal and online community for visa job hunters around the world. Its major services include annual and quarterly Reports for H1B Visa and Green Card, Customized H1B Visa Solution, Visa Sponsor Profile, Candidate Profile, Resume Service and Smart Apply for job applicants.

H1-B Grader

This site provides information on H1-B sponsoring companies, statistics of companies from filing H1-B to approvals, and many more.

H1-B Visa

This guide includes extensive information about what is a H1-B visa, and breaks down the application process, average salaries, occupation eligibility and top positions for H1-B visa workers, and more.

Sevis Savvy

This site provides up-to-date and essential information for OPT and STEM OPT students based on immigration regulations in 3 languages – Chinese-Mandarin, English, and Korean.


Non-U.S. Job Search Websites 



International Jobs Portal

Purdue’s exclusive International Jobs Portal powered by GradConnection. Use this site for- 

  • Access to hundreds of pre-vetted jobs and internships
  • Employer information with embedded multi-media links
  • Integrated calendar feature to plan your search
  • Links to apply directly at the employer site  


This site provides Career guides, global job and internship searches, a comprehensive database of worldwide employers, and customized search engine instantly queries thousands of US Department of Labor visa applications.

Note: if you have a hard time access this resource, click the link on the Libraries A-Z list and find Goinglobal there. 


This resource is provided by a China-based company named Lockin China. This company has gained popularity in its services to connect and help recruit especially CHINESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS in exciting, fulfilling jobs in China after they graduate from universities and colleges outside of China.


Global Job Fairs 



EURES – The European job mobility portalnternational Jobs Portal


Career Fair Canada






* Disclaimer: These job boards and websites are not administered by Purdue University – Center for Career Opportunities, and the University makes no representations regarding those sites or the job opportunities that they post. Please investigate these employers and opportunities closely before applying. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us at CCO.