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Career Center International Student Workshops

April 22, 2020 workshop

Please find below several resources from this workshop:

International Student Career Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

 

May 13, 2020 workshop

Please find below several resources from this workshop:

International Student Career Presentation - May 13, 2020

Key take-aways:

  • Utilize the Tufts alumni network
  • Do not rely solely on LinkedIn - it is expensive to promote jobs on LI and smaller companies may not be able to afford to post jobs
  • Professional associations and affiliations are very important for gaining skills and sourcing jobs (membership is often heavily discounted for students)

Frequently Asked Questions

You can start applying from 90 days before your degree completion date.

Using Handshake, you can search JUMBOS4JUMBOS within the Jobs section of Handshake and see alumni-sponsored jobs, internships, and projects available for our current and soon-to-be graduating students.

No - you cannot start a job until you have received your EAD card and the start date is in effect.

No - for the STEM Extension, you must have paid employment with an E-Verify employer. OPT allows volunteer employment, but to apply for the STEM Extension, you will need a paid position.

If you are in F-1 status, you only have temporary authorization through OPT, so the answer would be "yes." This is a useful way to filter jobs so that you do not spend time looking for jobs that you are unable to work.