International Student Job Search: The Initial Decision

As an international student you will find yourself faced with the decision to pursue a job search in your home country or in the United States. If your interest is to pursue a job in your home country, you will need to adapt your job search techniques to your homeland cultural and societal norms. You will need to determine job search techniques and etiquette that will serve you best in your home country.

If you plan to pursue career opportunities in the U.S., you will need to adjust your job search techniques to U.S. laws, cultural and societal norms. The research you do will increase your chances of a successful job search in the United States.

Fundamentals for the US Job Search

The Undergraduate section of this website covers the fundamental strategies and techniques for a U.S. job search. As an international student we advise you to review this section closely. The goal of this section is to provide additional job search information pertinent to international students.

Graduate students should also consult the Fleishman Career Center's website sections pertaining to the Academic Job Search and Careers and Jobs Outside the Academy, found on the Graduate Student portion of our site.

Post Graduation Employment Issues

Each Spring, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) invites a member of the Miller Mayer law firm in Ithaca, New York to come to Binghamton University to speak about Post Graduation Employment Issues.

Attorney Hilary Fraser spoke at Binghamton on March 3, 2009 and has granted permission for the ISSS to post her presentation materials on the ISSS website.  Ms. Fraser has also updated her PowerPoint presentation and added additional items.

The ISSS Office has implemented an email address for employment authorization questions at  Additional information about post-graduation employment issues can be found at

Last Updated: 8/11/16