After Graduation

As a current international student or international student who graduated, you bring with you not only the skills you've acquired whilst studying at an American university, but a wealth of cultural and linguistic knowledge that enriches any workplace. Although the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) regulates the hiring of international students and graduates by field of study, many employers recognize the additional benefits of hiring international students and are willing to take the steps necessary to make such employment possible.  While organizations in the business world and research institutions are most familiar with the rules and regulations governing the employment of foreign nationals, other sectors like the non-profit world are also possibilities for the international student or graduate.

Graduate School

Once you have completed your undergraduate education in the United States, one option that you have is to attend graduate school. The U.S. is well known for its wide choice of educational opportunities. Whether you want to apply to earn a master’s degree, a Ph.D., attend medical, business or law school, the choice can be tough to make.

Graduate school is a different atmosphere compared to four-year undergraduate studies. The coursework is generally more difficult, and students may be much more competitive with each other.


American employers often see international students as assets, as they possess both multicultural and multilingual skills, and an education from a US institution.  Additionally, when they hire a foreign national with a student visa, organizations are not required to prove that there is no American available for the position (which they have to do with green cards).