- Don't list coursework - focus on your skills
- Convert your GPA
- Include your Language abilities to show diversity
- Include visa status on resume-honesty is the best policy
- Professors, advisors, former employers
- Maintain contact with them
- Ask the person before you list them as a reference
- Give your references a copy of your resume
Surviving the Interview
- Practice English
- Calm employer fears
- Know the visa process
- Use cultural and international experience as a strength
- Legal Vs Illegal questions
- Be early
Keys to Success
- Patience and Persistence
- Start early ( 6-8 months )
- Find a niche
- Practice in mock interviews
- Be enthusiastic
- Be honest
Working on Campus
All international students are allowed to work on-campus. However, you need authorization from the Office of International Affairs. Hourly limits an employment for scholarships and assistantships are twenty (20) hours per weekwhen school is in session. When school is not in session limit is forty (40) hours per week.
Working off campus
International students are not allowed to work off-campus under three categories. International students are required to obtain the authorzation of USCIS in order to work off-campus.
Curriculum Practical Training (CPT)
All International students maintaining their legal status with the USCIS get the privilege to participate in a curriculum practical training for a maximum period of twelve months.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Employment related to your field of study immediately after completion of studies.
Please contact the Office of International Affairs at 337.482.6819 for more information about further guidance with seeking employment while you are a student at UL Lafayette.