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International

We’re so happy that you’re here at UAlbany! Take a look at the different tabs at the top of the page, or scroll down below. If you’d like to speak with a Career Advisor on your potential next steps, make an appointment with our Office of Career & Professional Development anytime!

Please note:
F1 and J1 students should always consult the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Office regarding their work authorization eligibility.

Students in other immigration status may need work authorization and the ISSS Office can help provide immigration lawyer information.

179 Asian American and Pacific Islander Women Owned Businesses

While this is not an exhaustive list by any means, Ellevest Magazine shares a wonderful list of 179 Asian American and Pacific Islander Women owned businesses. Get inspired!

https://www.ellevest.com/magazine/elle-raisers/179-businesses-owned-by-asian-american-women

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor
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Why the Model Minority Myth is so Harmful

Being a diverse individual is something to be celebrated! But the reality of a workplace can sometimes be at times jarring when one faces micro-aggressions or being in a lagging-behind-the-times work culture. In this article from the Harvard Business Review, …

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor
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DHS Adds 22 Fields of Study to its STEM Designated Degree Program List

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has added 22 qualifying fields of study to its STEM Designated Degree Program List. This will allow international students the ability to participate in the STEM OPT program, where they can stay and work …

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Career Advisor
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Developing your Resume through Employment and Activities – ISSS Event

Developing your Resume through Employment and Activities

New International Student Orientation Programs, Presented by Career & Professional Development and ISSS

Thursday, January 27 at 3:00 pm

Learn about:

DHS employment regulations for on-campus work and internships
How to apply for …

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor
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4 Job Search Strategies That Get International Grad Students Hired

If you’re an international student in grad school looking to land a great job offer after graduation, know that it won’t be easy. So here are four job search strategies that separate international graduate job seekers who receive U.S. job …

By Marcelo Barros - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Featured Resources

On-Campus Employment for International Students

For on-campus employment and how to obtain a social security number, please read HERE.

OPT & CPT Information

Please find more information on the following:

Optional Practical Training (OPT) 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

If you have any questions …

International Student & Scholar Weekly Newsletter

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Contact & Location

Phone
(518) 437-4900
Address

Science Library - G50
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

CPD Service Hours

M 8:30 - 4:00
T 8:30 - 4:00
W 8:30 - 4:00
TH 8:30 - 4:00
F 8:30 - 4:00