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International Students

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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.

Pre-Register and pick time slots in C-Term for the 2024 Virtual Spring Career Fair on Handshake here:

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Contact & Location


Unity Hall - 5th Floor
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Heebner CDC Hours Drop-in Hours
Monday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Note: The CDC does not do drop-ins on Wellness Days.