International Student Job Search Strategies. Career Opportunities Center career.mst.edu ~ [email protected] ~ (573) 341 - 4343. #20 in the Nation (2008): Best Career/Job Placement Services. Agenda. Obstacles to Getting Hired Overcoming Obstacles Meeting/Targeting Companies Résumé Issues
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Obstacles to Getting Hired
Why might some companies prefer to hire citizens?
Process is more complicated; less familiar
May cost more money than hiring a citizen
More time consuming
May have concern about effective communication with customers and co-workers
Fear they may lose their investment in time, money and training
Why do companies hire international students?
Need for bi-lingual or multi-cultural employees
Desire to hire the best candidates regardless of citizenship status
Need for individuals with advanced degrees
In math, science and engineering 50% or more of advanced degrees in the United States are granted to international students; 67% of all EE PhD’s in 2005
Recruiting Assistant A-G
Recruiting Assistant H-Z
Lea-Ann Morton, Ph.D.