Resources for International Students
The Career Center helps international students with all aspects of career development, from career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, to internship and job searching, and more. If you’re planning to search for jobs in the United States, be sure that you understand the requirements for students on F-1 and J-1 visas. Visit the Tufts International Student Center for more information, as changes to these guidelines can occur.
Application Now Open: The Career Center Professional Development Fund allows currently enrolled students to apply for funding to offset the costs associated with purchasing professional interview and networking attire. Learn More & Apply Here.
Check out Interstride, a tool to enhance the career exploration and job search experience for international students. Along with job listings, real-time hiring trends, employer information, and tailored assessment tests, the portal offers guidance on overcoming cultural differences, becoming a better networker, and making the most out of the international experience. Alumni: When asked for “university email” on the log in page, please use an active email address (personal or work). You will be asked to provide information which will be forwarded to the Tufts Career Center for approval.
The Herd is our flash mentoring platform for student-alumni career conversations. In addition to talking with alumni whose career paths interest you, we encourage you to join our new affinity groups on The Herd, which encourage productive interaction and networking through professional and social engagement, provide opportunities such as jobs, internships, volunteer roles, and events, and support the community’s professional and career development through advocacy.
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Support for Your Career Development
Quick Tips for Applications
Quick Tips for Interviewing
Review our interviewing information
and practice answers to sample questions
out loud, in the mirror, with friends or family and with a career advisor
- Talk in class; give presentations
- Join conversation groups; participate in clubs
- Take communication and public speaking classes
- Watch American TV, listen to the radio, read newspapers and academic publications
Interviewing standards and expectations are different in the U.S. than in other countries.
- Expect that the interview is your chance to sell yourself as you answer their questions.
- Value candidates who can express how they made a difference through their accomplishments or by overcoming obstacles.
- May start with direct questions. Some small talk might be appropriate, but not for very long. Be ready to get down to business pretty quickly.
- Expect that you will research the organization and demonstrate that knowledge during the interview.
- How old are you?
- Are you married?
- Are you a US citizen?
- How many children do you have?
- What is your religion?
- Where were you born?
*If these questions do come up, we encourage you to see a Career Advisor for help.