International Student Resources for Summer & Post-Graduate Employment
To succeed in landing a job after graduation you should take advantage of Career Services staff, programs, employer and alumni contacts, and resources beginning in your first year at Davidson. Also, spend your summers interning either at home or in the US and get involved in leadership positions on campus.
Step 1: Meet with Your Davidson Contacts
Meet frequently with the staff who will guide you through the hiring process for internships and post-graduate jobs.
Nathan Elton, Director of Career Services
- Nathan will work with you to create an individualized plan, locate employers, and succeed in the application and interviewing phase of your internship or job search. Schedule a meeting by calling Career Services or stopping into the office.
Jennifer Glass, International Student Advisor
- Jennifer will help you to understand student work visas. Set up a meeting by calling her office, sending her an email, or stopping by her office.
Step 2: Understand the Student Work Visa Process
Be prepared to educate employers on the hiring process for international students and to answer questions about your visa status. Contact Jennifer Glass, International Student Advisor, for more details on the information below
International Student Work Visas Guide (PDF)
A guide to help you understand the F-1 and H1-B Work Visas
Step 3: Research Employers and Succeed in the Interview Process
Take full advantage of Career Services and the programs, employers, resources and alumni contacts that can help you in your job and internship search. You will see in the resources below that there are thousands of organizations that hire international students and alumni. However, there are also American companies, organizations, and government agencies that hire only United States citizens. Read job descriptions and the "careers" sections of employers' websites closely before applying.
Research Employers that Hire International Students and Alumni
Search for employers by industry or location who have sponsored H-1B visas (Located in the Search Visa Solution section)
Succeed in Interviewing
InterviewStream (Part of WildcatLink)
A resource to practice interview questions and review preparation resources.
The Interview and Handling the Visa Question
Handouts for International Student on Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviewing
Great advice from NYU's Career Services Office
From University of Missouri