Job Search Strategy for International Students

Resources for International Students

Below are tools comprised of job boards, sponsor info, and helpful information for international students looking for internships and jobs:

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  1. Chicago H1B connect:
    Built by Chicago businesses to attract immigrants.

  2. Zeno:
    Employers hiring and ready to sponsor visas – with name and contact email.

  3. AiTou Technology
    Immigration-friendly software engineer and data scientist roles. Also have a Chrome extension.

  4. com
    Search job board. Search E-Verify company database. And more.

  5. H1B Data:
    Job board and salary info with filters for companies, jobs, and cities.

  6. US Sponsor Me:
    Over 70k+ jobs with filters depending on what kind of visa you are on/need.

  7. H1B Visa Jobs:
    Search jobs with filters such as experience level, career level, etc.
  1. USCIS H1B employer data hub:
    Data on employers who have submitted petitions to employ H-1B, nonimmigrant workers.
  2. H1B grader:
    Find H1B sponsors, salaries, and LCAs.
  3. Stilt:
    Search H1B data by salary, sponsor, and location
  1. Ultimate H1B sponsor checker:
    A Chrome extension to find if a company sponsored H1B in the past couple of years when searching for jobs in LinkedIn and Indeed.

  2. Open Avenues
    An amazing non-profit that matches international students with a university in America where you can mentor part-time. Because universities come under "cap-exempt" H-1B, there is no need to go through the lottery.

  3. Formally
    Legal collaboration platform that lets users register for the H1B lottery for $1 (you need employer offer letter). They have a waitlist open for 2024.

  4. Unshackled
    A book written by  Soundarya (Pooja) Balasubramani, and immigration lawyer Sameer Khedekar. They also have a community that you can be a part of.
  1. Unshackled Ventures
    “We invest in visionary immigrants”

  2. One Way Ventures
    “Backing exceptional immigrant founders”

  3. Born Global Ventures
    “Backing Resilient Immigrant Founders”

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International Student Career Guide

The International Student Job Search Guide


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GoinGlobal employment and internship expert guides feature localized advice surrounding top global markets. For additional support, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with school and college career advisors, Syracuse University Career Services, or the Center for International Services.


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  • Localized search resources, hiring trends and industry insights.
  • Work permit, Visa regulations and financial considerations.
  • Cultural advice, interview tips, networking, resume and cover letter guidelines.

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 As per the official stats of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, OPT jobs for the Information Technology Overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 682,800 new jobs over the decade.

 Entry-level OPT jobs for international students in Information Technology offer multiple job areas to explore as Web developers, Digital Designers, Network and Computer System Administrators, Database Administrators and Architects, Software Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts, Testers, Information Security Analysts, and Computer Programmers.


SR NO.Company NameIndustry
1AccentureBusiness Consulting
2AmazonInternet & Web services
3AT&TTelecommunications Services
4Cisco SystemsEnterprise Software & Network Solutions
5DeloitteAccounting &Tax
6GoogleInternet & Web Services
7IBMInformation Technology Support Services
8JPMorgan Chase & CoBanking & Lending
9MetaInternet & Web Services
10VerizonTelecommunications Services

We know that finding internships and full-time opportunities in the United States can sometimes seem like a daunting task and we want to help. Please click on the following resources to find information on internship and job searching specifically geared towards an international student.

United OPT

  • Being an international student, you may be confused with questions about how to find a suitable Job according to your educational background in a limited time. For the Job search of OPT students as well as other International students and other Visa status holders United OPT is the One Stop Solution to give your career a perfect start. Our Company is dedicated towards serving the OPT students and other visa holders who are looking for a perfect matching job.

  •  United OPT is the biggest platform in the USA well known for Job portal for OPT Students, CPT Students, F1 OPT, STEM OPT, as well as other International students and other Visa status holders. United OPT’s ultimate ambition is to help OPT, CPT, and other international students in finding a Company who can sponsor their H1B.

  •  In order to provide OPT Jobs, CPT Jobs, F1 OPT Jobs, STEM OPT Jobs, as well as other International students and other Visa status holders a suitable job according to their major, United OPT has more than 50000 Registered clients who are offering Jobs in various categories. Our clients are offering jobs to International students with Entry level OPT jobs to give their career a perfect start. Entry-level jobs in USA is mostly been offered in OPT jobs for IT engineering, OPT jobs for Java, OPT jobs for mechanical engineering, OPT jobs for electrical engineering, OPT Jobs for network engineering.

  •  Understanding the situation of an OPT student running with a limited span of time, United OPT helps in finding them with the jobs according to their specialization, educational background and within their preferred location to direct towards a successful career. United OPT helps OPT students who have less experience or are fresher in finding entry level jobs which requires minimum number of experience, good skills, dedication towards work and honesty towards work. United OPT helps in finding with Entry level jobs to OPT students as well as other International students and other Visa status holders.

  • Our Motto is to help with Entry level Jobs in USA, OPT jobs in California, OPT jobs in New Jersey, OPT jobs in Dallas, OPT jobs in Boston, OPT jobs in Florida, and various other locations. So, give your job search a perfect start today!

OPTNation (Opportunities for Students) is one of the most popular US-based job portals, which offers the best OPT Jobs for international students.

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