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.


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.