International Students

 

The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development exists to help all Notre Dame students prepare and plan for life after college.  We know that international students bring unique skills and benefits to employers and we also know there are unique challenges for international students when it comes to the job search.

We recommend that international students consider adopting a global job search approach; one that takes advantage or resources to target internship, networking , and job opportunities in their home country, the United States, and the rest of the world.

Whatever path you choose, the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development is here to help you succeed.  We have provided opportunities below to help you develop a path.


Resources During COVID-19

● 9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus

● What Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Mean for Your Job Search?

● Companies Are Still Hiring During COVID-19—Here Are 55 That Want Your Applications Now

● Canadian COVID19 List of Hiring Companies

● Coronavirus & the Job Search

● How to Boost Your Career While You Shelter in Place

● 5 Genuinely Productive Things to Do in Quarantine

● Interviewing in the Time of Coronavirus

● ICAway 2020 Webinar Recording COVID-19's Impact on Job Searches

● Covid-19 Job Market Insights & Job Search Strategies from Experts

● Coronavirus Update: Industry Fast Facts

● 12 Companies You Should Definitely Keep Your Eye On

● Vault Offers Career Guides to In-Demand Professions & Industries During COVID-19

● Candor: Companies Freezing Hiring and Still Hiring

● LinkedIn: Who’s Hiring Right Now

● USA Today: Companies Mass Hiring During Coronavirus Pandemic


Steps for each Academic Year

YEAR 1 - Discern & Discover

  • FALL
    • Meet with an Academic Advisor
    • Activate/Create your Handshake account
    • Attend Activities Night and join clubs that interest you
    • Attend the International Student Career Panel and dinner in November
  • SPRING
    • Meet with an Academic Advisor
    • Meet with a Career Counselor
    • Meet with an advisor in The International Student and Scholar Affairs Office
    • Attend Career Learning Labs
    • Begin creating your college resume
    • Create a Linkedin profile
    • Create an IrishCompass account
    • Engage in skill building experiences; volunteer, faculty projects, club engagement, on-campus student job
  • SUMMER
    • Participate in a summer experience; summer job, internship, volunteer, study abroad
    • Update your resume
    • Network with organizations in your home country to learn about opportunities

YEAR 2 - Discern & Discover

  • FALL
    • Meet with an Academic Advisor
    • Meet with a Career Counselor
    • Complete the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Student Survey
    • Meet with an advisor in The International Student and Scholar Affairs Office
    • Conduct informational interviewing and networking via IrishCompass
    • Review and refine your resume
    • Update your Handshake account
    • Attend employer information sessions
    • Attend the Fall Career Fair
    • Attend the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development events
    • Complete the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Summer Experience Survey
  • SPRING
    • Meet with an Academic Advisor
    • Meet with a Career Counselor
    • Attend the Winter Career Fair
    • Attend Learning Labs and other Meruelo Family Center for Career Development events
    • Attend the International ND Alumni Career Panel in April
  • SUMMER
    • Participate in a summer experience; summer job, internship, volunteer, study abroad
    • Update your resume
    • If home, network with organizations in your home country to learn about opportunities

YEAR 3 - Discover & Pursue

  • FALL
    • Meet with an Academic Advisor
    • Meet with a Career Counselor
    • Review and refine your resume
    • Participate in mock interviews
    • If applicable, research grad/professional/law school
    • Seek leadership opportunities
    • Conduct informational interviewing and networking
    • Update your Handshake account
    • Attend employer information sessions
    • Attend the Fall Career Fair
    • Attend Meruelo Family Center for Career Development events
    • Conduct internship search for summer
    • Complete the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Summer Experience Survey
  • SPRING
    • Meet with an Academic Advisor
    • Attend Winter Career Fair
    • Complete the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Student Survey
    • Look for a summer internship
    • Attend the International ND Alumni Career Panel in April
    • Conduct informational interviewing and networking to learn more about the job search
    • Participate in mock interviews
  • SUMMER
    • Participate in a summer experience; summer job, internship, volunteer, study abroad
    • Update resume

YEAR 4 - Pursue

  • FALL
    • Meet with an Academic Advisor
    • Meet with a Career Counselor
    • Job search or apply to graduate/professional/law school
    • Complete the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Summer Experience Survey
    • Meet with an advisor in the International Student and Scholar Affairs Office to finalize any Visa needs
  • SPRING
    • Process any Visa employment needs
    • Complete First Destination Survey
    • Graduate!

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

  • Utilize this website's many resources to assist you in development of your resume, cover letters, sample emails, interviewing preparation and more
  • Visit the Events page to learn about the many employer and career development events to help you learn more about careers
  • Utilize Handshake to learn more about careers, opportunities and network with other students
  • Attend our Career Fairs to network with employers and promote your skills in-person
  • Conveniently make an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor through your Handshake account

United States Employment Visa

When considering applying for jobs in the United States, we highly recommend meeting with an advisor in the International Student and Scholar Affairs Office to determine your visa requirements for your internship or full-time job after graduation.

Finding Work in the U.S.

Many U.S. based organizations value the diversity that international students bring to their organizations

  • Use Handshake and filter for work authorization 
  • myvisajobs.com:  View opportunities and U.S. companies that sponsor
    • Work Visa USA:  MyVisaJobs.com blog featuring career/work topics
  • Goinglobal:  Resource for organizations that submitted H1B requests
  • Internships.com - world's largest student-focused internship site
  • H1Base:  USA Immigration, Work Visa and Employment Solutions
  • USCIS.gov:  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • US Department of State:  Bureau of Consular Affairs
  • Job and Internship Databases section of the website
  • Meruelo Family Center for Career Development on-line resources for additional industry specific sites

A sample of U.S. companies and companies abroad that have hired Notre Dame international graduates in recent years include:

U.S. ABROAD
Deloitte

Deloitte

PwC

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan Chase

Norges Bank Investment Management

Accenture

Biogen

Arthur D. Little

Arthur D. Little

Ascent Network

Booz Allen Hamilton

Barclays Investments

Ascent Network

Citigroup

Accenture

Deutsche Bank

University of Notre Dame - Abroad

Google

 

Kite Realty

 

EY

 

Morgan Stanley

 

 


Home Country & Other International Locations Search

Whether you wish to work in the U.S. after graduation, work in another country, or return home, it is important for international students to spend time exploring work and internship options in your home country.

International Search Resources

  • Goinglobal:  This online resource provides country and city specific career and employment information, including worldwide job and internship postings, H1B employer listings, career resources are updated daily.
  • IrishCompass:  Create an account and look for alumni from your home country or countries of interest utilizing filters.
  • International Notre Dame Alumni Clubs:  Look for alumni in the country where you wish to work.  Another excellent took to find and connect with alumni around the world.
  • Guccu - China Job Board:  Contains the most details and updated information reflecting the current situation of the Chinese market.  35,000 employers are registered here.  New job vacancies are posted daily and updated every 2 weeks.
  • Universumglobal:  This site provides global insights and employer rankings

On-Campus Jobs and Internships

Finding work on-campus is easier for international students than it is to find work off campus due to visa regulations.  Visit the Notre Dame Student Employment website for opportunities, or connect with departments of interest.

 


International Student Advisory Board

2020-2021 Board Officers:


Co-Chairs

He Duan

He Duan - 
He Duan is a senior majoring in Finance and Economics from Harare, Zimbabwe. He has been involved with the Jubilee Initiative for Financial Inclusion, International Ambassador program, Notre Dame Bagpipe Band and Student International Business Council.

 

 

 

 

Daniela Simons

Daniela Simons -
Daniela is a senior from Panama majoring in Political Science, with minors in Digital Marketing and Business Economics. Daniela volunteers in the National Immigrant Justice Center, conducts Political Science research and participates in SIBC. 

 

 

Mentorship

Jade Collins

Jade Collins - 
Jade is a senior majoring in Accounting from Galway Ireland. She lives in Lewis Hall and is involved in Lewis Hall Council, Flag team, European Union of Notre Dame and Student International Business Council. She studied abroad in Brazil and Israel her sophomore summer.

 

 

 

 

 

Dain Kim

Dain Kim - 
Dain is a senior, majoring in Psychology and Statistics from Seoul, South Korea. She has been involved with Farley Hall Council, Korean Student Association, and Circle K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuanqi Wang

Chuanqi Wang - 
Chuanqi is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the ACMS department from Sichuan, China working with Dr. Jun Li to develop novel machining learning methods for single-cell RNA sequencing data. She is also interested in deep learning and collaborating with researchers in other fields. She loves to communicate with people from different countries, improving our understanding of other cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Outreach

Kartikeya Mehta

Kartikeya Mehta -
Kartikeya is a senior Finance major from Mumbai, India. He lives in Dunne Hall and has been involved with the Wall Street Club, Student International Business Council and Academic Services for Student-Athletes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Resources

Munyen Loi

Munyen Loi - 
Munyen is a junior majoring in Finance and Economics. He grew up in Singapore but traveled to the United States often with hist family so knew the significant cultural differences before attending Notre Dame and learned how to adapt to it. Outside of class, he is involved in many business clubs on campus and is part of the Notre Dame Men’s Boxing club.

 

 

 


 

Diana Spencer

Diana Spencer - 
Diana is a junior majoring in Economics and Global Affairs. She is also pursuing a concentration in International Development Studies and a minor in Gender Studies. At Notre Dame, Diana serves as an International Ambassador for ND Admissions, a Peer Advocate with Judicial Council, and an assistant at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

 

 

 

 

Rhea De Souza

Rhea de Souza - 
Rhea is a senior majoring in Biochemistry and Anthropology at Notre Dame. She is a research assistant working on the metabolic and immunological aspects of cancer and a member of the Glynn Family honors program. Beyond academics, she is involved in the South Asian Student Association, and science mentorship programs.

 

Event Planning

Lidya Abreha

Lidya Abreha -
Lidya is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering and Gender Studies. On campus, she is involved in the Engineering Leadership Council and NSBE. In her free time, Lidya enjoys dancing and reading books!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graciela Abinader

Graciela Abinader -
Graciela is a junior from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic majoring in Marketing and Political Science. She is currently involved in the Entrepreneurship Society, as well as the Kellogg International Scholars Program, were she is currently doing research about different Latin American Supreme Courts of Justice. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivanna Bueno

Ivanna Bueno -
Ivanna is a junior studying Business Analytics and minoring in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. At Notre Dame she works for admissions as a tour guide and is involved in Student International Business Council and Students Consulting for Non-Profits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media

Zahara Kagalwalla

Zahara Kagalwalla -
Zahara is a senior studying Business Analytics and Gender Studies. At Notre Dame, Zahara enjoys brainstorming at the Gender Studies Honor Society get-togethers and being an active member of the Walsh Hall Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabel Puno

Isabel Puno -
Isabel is a senior majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Energy Studies. She is originally from Manila, Philippines! Isabel spends her time outside of class working as an assistant at the International Admissions Office, planning events for the Filipino American Student Organization, and doing research about biofilms for wastewater treatment.