Just as the website says, Going Global is a tool that can help you ‘Expand Your Horizons… Your Career… Your Future’. Going Global is one of the most beneficial international resources offered through the Career Services Network at MSU. It is useful for learning about transnational opportunities, foreign hiring practices, and domestic, city–specific employment information. In addition, the database details topics that provide students with a variety of tools to explore their careers domestically and internationally including:
• H1-B Visa Information: A H1-B visa allows US employers to hire foreign employees who have at least a four year university degree, or equivalent work experience. The Going Global Career Guide on H1-B visas contains listings of the companies who have submitted the largest number of applications in all 50 states.
• Country Career Guides: Through this database, you are able to search a specific country’s hiring practices. This includes expert advice and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad including industry and employment trends, work permit and visa information, resume and interview guidelines and cultural advice.
• Key Employer Directory: Also available are more than 100,000 country specific company profiles across different industries including technology, manufacturing, consulting services, finance and transportation, just to mention a few.
This seems great, how do I get started?
For one, you will have to sign in to the Going Global site while you’re on-campus, using your MSU NetID. Upon doing this, you are able to create a personal account to access the database anywhere. As an additional tool, the website offers Student and Staff Training Webinars on how to navigate the website. This will assure you find, or come close to finding, just what you need.
Go Green, Go White, and Go Global!
Wendy Emali is an Undergraduate Senior from Nairobi, Kenya pursuing a degree in Finance from the Broad College of Business. She is currently the Experiential Learning Intern at the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS). Her campus activities include involvement with organizations that promote African culture and unity.