International Students

Welcome to the International Students Community Page!

The CCPD supports students and alumni as they navigate their career and professional development – we offer one-on-one advising, resume and cover letter reviews, workshops, networking opportunities, career fairs and moreThrough our services, we are committed to serving and supporting students and alumni of all identities – in collaboration with our RWU community partners, we have designed the Identity/Affinity Communities to support, celebrate, and recognize students’ unique diversity and have curated spaces with helpful tools, resources and staff.  You may identify with multiple communities, so we encourage you to explore the groups to find information that might be useful to you. The resources featured in these communities are not exhaustive, so feel free to contact us with any additional questions, resources, or information you think might be useful.  

Immigration & International Student Essentials

There are a number of essential items for International students to know regarding their visa status. This page offers information on F-1 student employment, CPT, OPT, Tax and Visa information, Social Security, and more.

International Student and Scholar Services

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services welcomes you to Roger Williams University’s international community, which represents over 35 countries.  We invite you to use this office and website as a resource for information.  The office works with student services and academic departments across campus to ensure the success of international undergraduate, graduate, and laws students as well as visiting scholars.

Resources and Tips for International Students: Job & Internship Search

This guide offers resources and tips for international students as they start their job/internship search. Click the above link for information on RWU campus resources, job/internship search tips and resources, and information about the American job search process as a whole.

When & How to Reveal Your Immigration Status to an Employer

While there is no standard time to reveal your immigration status to an employer, there are some steps you can take to ensure that when the question does come up, you are prepared to answer honestly about your status and work authorization eligibility. This guide offers tips and information about the application process and when/how to reveal your immigration status.


H-1B Employer Data Hub

Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about employers who have submitted petitions to hire H-1B non-immigrant workers.

Filtering for Visa/CPT/OPT Friendly Employers on Handshake

A guide to searching for jobs/internships on Handshake with Visa/CPT/OPT friendly employers. 

ESL Playbook

This Playbooks from Big Interview specifically addresses challenges that candidates who use English as a Second Language may face during …


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