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For International Students

By the Numbers

Did you know that:

  • There are approximately 1 million international students in the U.S. and about 8,500 at BU alone?
  • BU’s international students come from over 100 countries?
  • International graduates from all 50 states compete for just 85,000 H1-B U.S. visas issued by lottery each year?
  • Students with educations at prestigious U.S. schools like Boston University are sought by top global companies?

What does this mean for you?
As an international student, you bring a unique cross-cultural perspective to your time at Boston University. The CCD recommends that international students adopt a global job search approach; one that takes advantage of BU resources to target internship, networking, and job opportunities in their home country, the U.S., and the rest of the world.

Finding Your Path

The CCD can help students learn about options for post-graduation plans and prepare to be successful in their job search.

Tools for the Global Job Search

The CCD offers a number of online resources for maximizing the results of your job search.

Tips for International Students Interviewing in the U.S.

Interviews are a critical part of landing a job or internship. Interviewing is different from country to country, and it is important for you to learn and practice the customs of the country where you plan to interview. Here are some tips to keep in mind for interviewing in the United States.

The Right Office for the Right Question

International students can get support, resources, and answers to questions at the following offices.