International Students

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The School of Engineering hosts students from around the world, who bring distinctive skills to a job or internship.

Employer Benefits

Consider these key qualities which international students may bring to your organization: 

  • Cultural awareness & understanding of cultural differences
  • Global insight and perspective
  • Multilingual

Student Job Search using Relationships & Networking

Since many positions are found through networking and referrals, it is important to start now and create connections with both Americans and other international students.

  • Be authentic and genuine, 
  • Go beyond your comfort zone - consider joining student groups that interest you to meet others
  • Ask for help, seek advice, and say thank you
  • Passion matters, 
  • Networking Tips for International Students
  • Access to Steve Dalton networking method - The Two Hour Job Search - through Engineering Career Center. Contact

Tips & Articles for International Students

International Support Services

Provides a wide range of support services and resources aimed at KU International Students.

F-1 Employment

J-1 Employment


First Destinations after Graduation

Examples of organizations where international students have accepted positions in recent years:  

  • Adnoc
  • Aramco Services Co.
  • Black & Veatch
  • Cerner
  • Clinical Reference Laboratory
  • Deloitte
  • Google
  • Paycom
  • Schlumberger
  • Whiteblock

My World Abroad

Includes a go abroad essentials whether you want to work, study, travel abroad and more; as well as a comprehensive guide to international success.

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Going Global

Information on navigating the world of work by country; including career guides, resume help, visa information, and job/internship searches. 

Includes a special database (H1B Plus) under the H1B Visas tab listings American employers who have historically hired international professionals.

Sign in through for free and complete access.  (Available for students & alumni)

Additional Resources

Books available through Engineering Career Center for check-out

  • "The International Advantage: Get Noticed. Get Hired!." by Marcelo Barros, MBA
  • "Power Ties: The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the United States" by Dan Beaudry
  • "3 Steps to your Job in the USA: go from F-1 to H`1B" by Steven Steinfeld with Yinping Huang