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Try Volunteering to Build Job Skills as an International Student

Try Volunteering to Build Job Skills as an International Student

By KATELYN RUIZ The opportunity to study as an international studentcomes with many advantages and only a few limitations. One of those drawbacks is the need to obtain a student visa, which restricts international students’ options for off-campus employment. Students are permitted to hold jobs on campus, such as in retail or customer service positions, to help cover […]

Pick Up Job Skills From Studying in the U.S

Pick Up Job Skills From Studying in the U.S

By EMILY BURT A reader left a comment on one of my previous posts saying that the only reason international students attend college in America is to study hard and get the best job they can after college. I fundamentally disagree, and believe that the international student experience is about much more than just working hard – but I do […]

First Job Interview tips and tricks

First Job Interview tips and tricks

You are a senior at college or recent graduate?  Then you’re probably already in the process of applying for your first real job. As exciting as it is, interviewing can be a challenge, especially if you haven’t interviewed much and are competing with candidates who all have the same basic qualifications. We at peerTransfer have a […]

How To Get a Job on OPT – Target the Right Employers!

How To Get a Job on OPT – Target the Right Employers!

For many international students in the United States, the capstone to their US education comes after graduation when they are allowed to work legally in the US for up to a year on the optional practical training program, or OPT.  For those lucky students in a STEM field – science, technology, engineering or mathematics – […]