International Students

Bridge your Suffolk education with your professional goals through hands-on career advising and support designed specifically for international students.

Your cross-cultural experience and perspective as an international student make you an invaluable addition to any classroom or workplace. Whether you are seeking professional development opportunities, career entry, or advancement, our center is ready to offer you career support anytime, anywhere. Our services include:

  • Preparation for entry and engagement in a U.S. workplace with international student-friendly employers in Boston and beyond
  • Professional interviewing and networking support for international candidates
  • Coaching groups, workshops, and drop-in hours offering hands-on career counseling support

No matter where you come from, we can help you reach your career destination.

Connect with Career Support

Our center provides career counseling appointments for students interested in one-on-one support with industry-focused research and preparation. Connect with one of our career experts for individual support related to your specific degree, industry, and status as an international candidate.

Explore our center’s online library of resources & tools to connect with a variety of items, including detailed guides on resume writing, professional interviewing, and career advancement. You might consider connecting with the following tools as you get started:

  1. Handshake: Suffolk’s all-in-one platform for connecting with career appointments, events, and job or internship postings.
  2. GoinGlobal: Suffolk’s tool for international career seekers with U.S. city guides, job postings, cultural advice, and an H-1B visa directory

Work Authorization Support

Many international students are eligible to engage in off-campus employment in the U.S. under temporary work authorizations, such as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). These training opportunities come at no cost to the employer and require minimal paperwork, removing many perceived barriers to hiring international students.

If you are interested in learning more about work authorization or if you have secured a position requiring CPT or OPT, please review the International Students Services Office’s (ISSO) information on Employment Authorization and contact ISSO.

Equity & Access Resources

Explore our center’s collection of equity and access resources, including specialized job boards and tools for international students.
View our resources

Networking & Community Engagement

Our industry-aligned Career Communities offer an entry and advancement point for professionals at all levels. Align your time at Suffolk with key connections and opportunities from a community, including influential employers and exclusive jobs all over the world.

Explore Our Career Communities

"I’ve been to several networking events and sessions at the Career Center… [These events have] exposed me to a wide range of skills that international students have studying in the US. For example, we have a global mentality and the ability to be self-sufficient. We studied abroad and met students from many countries and cultures."

Yu Shan Hsieh Management BSBA `23 & INTO Suffolk Student