International Student Information

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Welcome to the University of Minnesota 

Congratulations on your decision to attend the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC)! We trust that you will find UMC to be a very welcoming place, and we sincerely hope that your transition to life in the U.S. will be as smooth and painless as possible.

To assist you with the transition process, the UMC Career Development Center has created the following web pages to help you with your transition to life in Crookston, Minnesota and UMC.

If you have further questions about your non-immigrant status, visa issues, housing, etc., please do not hesitate to contact a member of the International Program staff. We look forward to meeting you when you arrive on campus, and that the time you spend at UMC will be both enjoyable and academically profitable.


Career Resources for International Students

Within this link are resources to help you in the career exploration and preparation process.


Website Resources for International Students 
Web resource that walks students through moving to and living in the United States, providing insight into cultural norms, educational requirements, visa logistics and additional resources to support transition and adjustment.

H1 Base Website
This site includes extensive Information about the H1B Visa process, sponsorship and job searching for international students and workers. This site combines both free and fee services. Incorporated in this site is a list of “H1B Visa Sponsorship- Top Jobs and Professions Ranking”
Series of online databases listing over 20,000 U.S. companies who have recently filed the appropriate paperwork to sponsor an international person for an H-1B visa. Useful for identifying companies to target in job search for employment on a Practical Training visa or H-1B visa. 

International Student Network
Extensive online resource for international students around the world offering resources, information, services, and products for international students, which includes information on international student loans, student health insurance, international calling cards, and other useful information to help get students prepared for their time abroad.

International Student Website
This database includes articles, tips, job postings, resume writing, personal statements, test preparation, country work guides, visa and immigration information, and more to support students around the globe with international study and work opportunities. This resource creates extensive connections to best practices and available jobs/internships to enhance next career step opportunities., 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.

National Association for College Admission Counseling
NACAC's award-winning publications and other media resources, professional development programs and practical research efforts have all been designed to give counseling and admission professionals the tools they need to improve the counseling services they provide to students.

United States Department of Labor PDF File Icon
The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. The Wage and Hour Division also enforces the labor standards provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that apply to aliens authorized to work in the U.S. under certain nonimmigrant visa programs (H-1B, H-1B1, H-1C, H2A).

Find American firms and their locations in other countries and firms based in other countries with locations in the United States.
This web resource is dedicated to identifying employment opportunities for foreign nationals wishing to live and work in the United States and Canada. The site provides a FREE listing of employers accepting H1B Visa holders, as well additional access to job listings for a fee. In addition, the site includes extensive resources around work authorizations, job searching, and industry specific information. 11peaceful world.


General Websites - tips for international minded students and information for jobs, languages and traveling abroad. - helps students who are interested in studying abroad to find information about education alternatives all over the world

Students Go Abroad - Last Minute Internships Abroad 

AIESEC - International Student Organization (SCSU has a chapter) which facilitates international exchange of students and recent graduates for paid traineeships or volunteers within 87 countries.

FootprintsRecruiting - International job resource for teaching abroad. - Cultural Exchange that Creates International Relationships

International Jobs Center - Comprehensive source of international jobs for professionals.

Global - A global interactive platform for internships.

iHipo - Enables candidates to find internships and jobs abroad.

Europlacement - Digital market for European placement

International Internships Abroad - A Netherlands based placement site for internships and jobs after or before graduation.

Global Vision International - Volunteer work, internships and career opportunities in over 20 countries.

Global Volunteer Network - Places volunteers in community projects in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda.

Study Abroad - A large listing of internship, work abroad, volunteer, and Au Pair program opportunities.

BUNAC - Non-profit organization that sponsors a number of work/travel programs to destinations around the world

IAESTE (Int'l Assn. for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) - Paid summer internships abroad for engineering, science and architecture students in 63 countries.

Working and Living Overseas - An informational guide concerning aspects of working abroad; international resumes, finding work, required skills, etc...

International Affairs - Links to many study abroad programs and careers in International relations.

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) - Nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development and civil society programs in the U.S., Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Teach Away - works with teachers across North America (from new university graduates to experienced teachers), placing then in jobs around the world.

Africa - Online job board focused on the Africa region
Careers In Africa
Microsoft South African Careers

Asia - Asian job links
Univ. of MN China Center - Career Connections links recent college graduates with China based companies through six to twelve month, paid, entry-level work opportunities in China.
Work in Japan - For those who want to live and work in Japan
Japanese Jobs - An internet based employment service that is dedicated to bringing professionals who speak english and japanese. 
Contact Singapore - Working in Singapore would be fun

Australia Australia - Employment in Australia - Employment with Australia National Bank - Work in Australia
Best Jobs Australia
Australia SEEK - Australia's #1 job resource

Canada - Canada Jobs - Monster Jobs has a great link for Canada - IT jobs in Canada - Jobs for educators in Canada - Canadian Employment Search Engine
WowJobs - The largest and most comprehensive job search engine site in Canada (WowJobs finds nearly 250,000 jobs in Canada)

Europe - International Recruitment Portal (Swiss)
The Employment Network - People Bank (UK)
Monster Job in UK
CWJobs - IT jobs in the UK - Find a job in Europe
EuroGraduate - The European Graduate Center 
Hot Jobs - Czech Republic
Job Applications - UK
4 International - Poland 
Top Jobs - UK

Latin America

Latin MBA - Site for business majors and commerce.
LatPro - A Latin source for jobs and internships 
Latino Professional Network - A network geared at giving you Latin job resources
National Society of Hispanic MBA's