Searching for OPT jobs is a lot of work. It takes a curious person to want to do it. From finding companies that sponsor work visas to adapting your cultural behavior to an American business style, it takes patience, persistence, and a little help. On top of that, it takes a lot of information. After all, you are learning how to search for work.
The internship and job search for international students is competitive. To succeed in your search, you need to learn:
- The skills American employers want from candidates
- How to find the right positions for your academic major
- How to find companies that sponsor H-1B
- How to get experience outside the classroom
- How to interact with people (online and in person) professionally
- How perfect your professional image (online and in resumes/cover letters)
- How to stand out to employers (at career fairs and during interviews)
For those that need some help, we offer solutions through GlobalMe School, the online career training platform for globally ambitious students.
Online courses for international students searching for OPT jobs
If you’re an international student who is interested in CPT internships or OPT jobs, GlobalMe School offers online courses for international students. There are free, paid, and subscription options.
H1B Accelerator Program
An accelerator program for serious international students who want to land OPT jobs and H1B jobs. Get access to group coaching, video training, and expert advice. Space is limited to 100 students at a time. Get details and apply for the next cohort here.
Led by a former Yale School of Management Career Coach
All courses on GlobalMe School are led by Nicolle Merrill, a former Associate Director of Career Services at Yale School of Management. At Yale SOM, she coached students to land positions at top employers like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IDEO, as well diverse organizations from top-tier consulting firms to startups. She also met with recruiters around the world to understand emerging trends and opportunities for globally mobile students like you.