Today I want to tell you about a couple of job opportunities available to you and where to find more.
Am I allowed to work in the United States? While the answer may be slightly different for each student about when/where they can work, in general, international students are eligible to work in the U.S. with the proper work authorization.
As an international student at MSU, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours on campus during the academic year (and over 20 hours during the summer/holiday breaks) without additional work authorization. Working off-campus does require work authorization from OISS.
If you’re not sure about your work authorization options, please refer to the employment section of our website. We also have walk-in hours from 1-3 p.m. Monday – Friday. Any OISS advisor can help you to understand your options.
Staying in the U.S. this summer?
TechSmith (this is a local company!) is looking for a German-speaking Sales Intern. This would be a good position for students in Sales, Marketing, or Communication with German language fluency. Does that sound like you? You can learn more about the position and apply through MySpartanCareer. The job posting is ID #61005.
Not sure how to navigate MySpartanCareer? Here’s a tutorial:
Going home for the summer?
Allrecipes is hiring students for internships! This company operates in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico and many other countries.
If you want to gain some work experience while promoting the food culture of your home country, this may be a good opportunity for you. To learn more and apply, please go to MySpartanCareer. The job posting is ID #64120.
Not sure how to navigate MySpartanCareer? Here’s a Video Tutorial.
Want to find more job opportunities?
Just this past week, there were 43 recently posted internships (plus 37 part-time/summer job openings) on the MySpartanCareer website that are either on MSU’s campus or within 10 miles of campus.
Are you eligible for the 17-month extension?
A student may be eligible for the 17-month OPT extension if they received a degree included in the STEM Designated Degree Program List. Students who are eligible must be employed by an E-Verify employer in order to submit their application.
The Department of Homeland Security has just released a list of E-Verify employers, which we will add to our website soon. Until then, you can access it here.
Remember: to be successful in the U.S. workplace, you need to form a strong partnership with OISS and the Career Services Network at MSU.