International Students

Key Resources for International Students

All of the services provided by the University Career Development Center are available free of charge to all students including International Students. You can schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor by calling 575-2805. Some key resources and information you may be interested in include:

Job Search Information and Work Status - BE INFORMED!

There are a some obstacles international students may face at the outset of their job search including employment restrictions imposed by U.S. immigration regulations. Many employers may be unfamiliar with the process of hiring an international student. This is as new to them as it is to you and some employers may believe that it is too complicated and expensive.

Students are encouraged to learn as much as possible about their immigration status and work authorization options, so that they are prepared to answer these questions when employers ask. Please visit the ISS website at iss.uark.edu or schedule an appointment with an ISS advisor if wish to learn more about employment authorization options.

When you are asked to speak about your status, take the role of an educator and clearly explain your status, as well as your options for permission to work. In order to take the educator role, you may check out resources relevant to the process, fee, cap, and qualification of H1B Visa at the links below. (adapted from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign INTLconnect.illinois.edu)

Helpful Links

Diversity in the Workplace

Many companies and organizations are focusing on a commitment to diversity. Employers are interested in you for the unique perspectives and experiences that you will bring to the workplace. Organizations may implement initiatives to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Differences people bring to the work environment may include race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, geographic background, education, economic background, visible and invisible disabilities, and communication styles.

The University Career Development Center offers unique networking opportunities like the Diversity Networking Reception, Career Fairs, and other workshops. Check out our Events page to see upcoming events that you may be interested in.

If you are a member of the Career Track Razorbacks (CTR) and are interested in learning more about Diversity in the Workplace, click on the link below and complete the assignment. This will count as an elective in the Career Exploration category for PDI requirements.

Diversity in the Workplace Video