As an international student your job search requires a lot of informational interviews. Speaking with people inside of companies helps you understand American business culture. It also helps professional learn about you. Informational interviewing might feel intimidating. It feels difficult because the first step is always emailing someone you don’t know to ask for their time. Reaching out to strangers without an introduction just feels awkward.
The good news is that you can get good at it. You can learn to be successful at it. All you need is an email template and a bit of motivation.