Work Visa Information
- Career and Academic Planning (located on the 3rd floor of Wilson Hall - Tel. 568-6555) provides opportunities and support that engages students in the process of exploring, evaluating and choosing academic programs and careers. Heather Patterson works closely with international students.
- ISSS- International Student & Scholar Services (located in JMAC6 Suite 23 - Tel. 568-6119) offers support and services to the international community in terms of immigration and acclimation related issues.
- Professors and advisors- By virtue of taking their class, or seeking their advise professors and advisors can not only give you their advise on your cover letter and resume but also by serving as references.
- Your peers- Don't hesitate to ask your classmates, roommates, and friends for feedback about your resume and cover letter. Sometimes asking a third party to review your resume and cover letter can help you by figuring out whether your main points are clear.
- Career and Academic Planning has purchased subscriptions to two new databases which can help International students connect with employers who have previously sponsored job applicants for H-1B Visas (work visas): www.h1visajobs.com and www.h1base.com. These databases offer:
Click here to obtain more information and access the Career and Academic Planning's webpage regarding the Job Search.
- Contact information for employers who have previously sponsored an employee with an H-1B visa .
NOTE: The listings contained on these websites are NOT job announcements or advertisements for open positions.
- The opportunity to conduct a search by location or job category
- Additional information, tips to help international students with the job search process, and articles of interest.
- Each of these sites provides a similar service, but they are organized differently. We encourage you to visit both sites, then complete the user survey to help us evaluate these sites and provide us with your feedback.
- Looking for work in the United States of America- This article highlights some important points about the job search for international students in the U.S.
- UVA's Career Center's International Students and the Job Search handout- This detailed handout gives a lot of valuable information about the job search in the U.S. but also back in one's home country.
- McCandlish Holton Immigration Practice Group – Mark Rhoads Immigration Attorney's handouts (These handouts can be used by both international students and potential employers):
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