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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.  

Jaqueline (Jaqui) Fröde – Class of 2021 – From Germany to the Bahamas to RWU

Click here to read about Jaqui Fröde, Class of 2021. 

By Richelle Hurley
Richelle Hurley Career Advisor
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Networking Tips for International Students

Like many other international students, I was very focused on the academic part of student life when I arrived in the U.S. In my junior year of college, I suddenly felt this job-seeking urgency. I was only a couple of …

By Nan Liu Barnes - 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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3 Essential Job-Search Strategies for International Students in 2021

To say the least, the Trump administration didn’t extend a warm welcome to international students at U.S. colleges and universities. Will the Biden administration be more welcoming? Will international students have a better chance of securing H-1B visas? Will they …

By Derek Loosvelt - 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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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S. after graduation. This means that, yet again, numerous …

By Derek Loosvelt - 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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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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. 

Big Interview - ESL Playbook

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

Myvisajobs.com

This site provides information about the different types of work visas for employees and employers. Job seekers can review reports …

Office of International Student & Scholar Services

The Mission of the Office of International Student & Scholar Services is to assist in the integration of international students …

The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free tutoring for all RWU students enrolled in writing courses or involved in writing-related projects.

LOCATION

Phone
(401) 254-3224
Email
Address

One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

SERVICE HOURS

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