International students may have additional concerns such as understanding the US employment landscape, work-authorization, and visa sponsorship. We work in partnership with WPI International House to guide you through the internship and job search process. For questions about your visa and/or work authorization (CPT, OPT) contact the International House
- Handshake: You can find employers in Handshake sponsoring work authorization for international students by using the “Will sponsor or doesn’t require US work visa” or “Accepts OPT/CPT” job search filters.
- GoinGlobal: Check out the H1B Visa /OPT Hub where you can search US employers that have submitted H1B visa applications, plus OPT-friendly employer records and guidelines.
- CareerShift is a job and internship search tool that aggregates opportunities from multiple sources and provides contact information for alumni and other professionals. International students can use the H1-B Visa Sponsorship filter under Advanced Search to view postings that indicate organizations’ willingness to sponsor visa holders.
- US Department of Homeland Security – Guidelines for F-1 students looking to intern at an international organization
- USCIS H-1B Cap – Use this to monitor the USCIS H-1B visa cap. USCIS will allow you to monitor the number of available H-1B visas and provides helpful information.
Q: Can the HCDC help me with visa questions or issues? A: For questions about your visa and/or work authorization (CPT, OPT) contact WPI International House
Pre-Registration LIVE: 2024 Spring In-Person and Virtual Career Fairs
Pre-register for the WPI Spring 2024 In-Person and Virtual Career Fairs in Handshake!
2024 In-Person Spring Career Fair: February 15th, 2024, 12:00pm – 4:00pm in the WPI Sports and Recreation Center.
2024 Virtual Career Fair: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, 12:00pm – 4:00pm on the Handshake Platform.
Pre-Register for the 2024 In-Person Spring Career Fair on Handshake here:
Note: You will still have to come to the Heebner CDC in the Career Corner Tues/Wed, February 13th or 14th to receive your nametag as it is your entry into the fair. There will also be day of registration as well.
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