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Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
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International Student reSOURCES

U.S. Department of Labor
Department of Labor web site that tracks companies who have hired F-1(International) students in the past. It is searchable and very helpful!

H1-B Listing - U.S. Department of Labor
Online Wage Library and Data Center of Foreign Labor Certification of American Employers for International Professionals. See which organizations have or had an interest in hiring internationals candidates.

U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration
Database of employers having hired and sponsored an H1-B Visa. You may search by organization and location.

International Student Job Search Guide



Career Employment after graduation: OPT and H1B's

Many F-1 visa students would like to gain applied work experience in this country after graduation. The F-1 student visa allows a graduate to apply for one year of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after each degree that a student earns beginning with the bachelor's. (Each degree after the bachelor's must be a higher degree than the previous one). Check with Campus International advisors for the regulations and procedures. Please note that OPT must be applied for BEFORE the end of your authorized period of study.

If an F-1 Visa graduate obtains a one year position, there is the possibility that the company or organization that the OPT student is working for would sponsor that person for an H1-B visa which would allow that person to continue working for that company for another three to six years.

F-1 Students! Be aware that many companies do not want to interview F-1 students because they know that you only have one year of practical training and do not want to sponsor H1-B Visas for many reasons. You must pay close attention to what companies will interview F-1's. The companies make the decision and not the Career Services Center.

For international students who want to work in the U.S. for at least a year for their OPT, the job search can be daunting. The Career Services Center has gathered the following advice for F-1 students. It should help you understand the process.

  1. Diversity Information
    Publications on diversity recruitment.
  2. International Listings
    List of websites for positions abroad


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