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Useful Resources for Current International Graduate Students

UMN International Careers Facebook Page

A Facebook community for all U of MN international students that posts information about University resources and programming, job information, and links to article and sites of interest to the international student community

Council of International Graduate Students Facebook Page

CIGS aims to provide international graduate students a cohesive and strong platform to come together, share their stories, voice their concerns and benefit from their time at the University. CIGS aims to accelerate both academic and social communication between international and domestic students/alumni.  Equally importantly, CIGS is a place for all international graduate students/alumni to get together and have fun!

Minnesota  English Language Support (MELP)

Offers an Academic English program open to graduate students that offers classes to improve skills in a variety of areas including research writing, pronounciation skills, public speaking ,etc..  MELP also offers a fee-based one-on-one tutoring service that can help international students get customized help to make fast progress in specific areas like pronunciation.

Center for Writing

The Center for Writing’s Student Writing Support program provides free writing instruction for all University of Minnesota students—graduate and undergraduate—at all stages of the writing process and on all types of writing projects, including resumes, and cover letters. VIsit their site for information about hours, locations, and how to schedule appointments or access walk-in consultations. See also the Center’s online quick help resources especially for multilingual students and for common writing projects.

Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers

A 2012 research report sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students and Educational Testing Services looking at the industry of graduate school and including sections on what all graduate students should know about career pathways out of graduate school tied to industry hiring needs.  Not specific to international students, but useful nevertheless for its broad context.

International Graduate Applications and Enrollment

A 2015 research report by the Council on Graduate Students looking at the overall context of international students studying in graduate programs in the U.S.  Looks at where they come from, what disciplines and degree levels they are most likely to pursue.

University of Minnesota Job Searching Sites

University of Minnesota Job Searching Sites

  • GoldPASS University of Minnesota job posting site for everyone except Carlson students.  Posts full time and internship positions.  Also the place to go to find career-related workshops and opportunities to interact with employers.  See the User’s Guide for detailed instructions.
  • The Edge Job Posting and Career Programming site only for Carlson undergraduates.  See the Carlson Undergraduate Business Career Center if you have questions about access.
  • TalentLink Job Posting and Career Programming site only for Carlson graduate students.  See the Carlson graduate business career center if you have questions about access.
  • School of Public Health (SPH) Job Posting System Job Posting and Career Programming site only for Carlson undergraduates.  See the Career and Professional Development Center in the School of Public Health if you have questions about access.
  • UMN Employment Site University of Minnesota posting site for on-campus positions for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional opportunities.  Some of these positions can be extremely good resume building opportunities for international students.

Sites external to the University of Minnesota

Sites external to the University of Minnesota

Non-University resources such as many of these job boards and web sites, are not administered or controlled by the University of Minnesota, and the University makes no representations or warranties regarding those sites or the opportunities that they post.  Please investigate opportunities and employers thoroughly before committing, and share any questions or concerns with Career Services staff. 

  • LinkUp An aggregator that posts jobs exclusively pulled from corporate websites from all over the U.S. in highly searchable format.  Searchable by state, job function, keyword (like “internship”).  Job postings show how long they have been posted so you can concentrate on newer, more likely still active roles.
  • LinkedIn Students A sort of student entry point to the wider world of LinkedIn.  This site offers lots of job seeking advice as well as a curated set of its job postings most appropriate to students (lots of internships) and recent graduates.
  • Indeed A job aggregator, one of the largest in the industry.  Full time jobs and internships from around the world, searchable by function, company, location, etc.
  • themuse A variety of job types but with emphasis on areas that are friendly to international hiring including New York, San Francisco, Austin, Seattle, and Chicago.  Includes a section on exploring companies to help you do your research, including on fast growing small- and medium-sized companies

Tech specific job sites

Tech specific job sites

  • Break Into Tech This site offers lots of advice on types of tech roles and how to compete for them, a section on what it’s like to work for different tech companies like Google, and a good section on what interviews are like at the top tech companies but also has a robust job board for tech jobs.
  • Dice Easily searchable, major companies like Dell, Google, eBay, Deloitte, and all major tech roles.
  • ieee JobSite A searchable database of jobs available in the electrical, electronic, engineering, and computer-related fields.

Consulting specific preparation sites

Consulting specific preparation sites

Non-Profit or volunteer specific job sites

Non-Profit or volunteer specific job sites

  • Minnesota Council of Non-Profits Lists full time and internship positions.  The internship positions especially are often open to international students and can be in tough to find functions like marketing or HR.  U of MN international students have had considerable success using this site for internships!
  • Idealist Posts internships and full time positions across the world, paid and unpaid.

For company research

For company research

*all accessed through the University of Minnesota Libraries/Indexes and Databases

  • Uniworld Corporate information covering over 200 countries and over 2000 companies.  You can find contact information for branches and subsidiaries all over the world.
  • Hoovers Can research both industries and entire industries (for example technology consulting companies) so if you know one company you are interested in, this resource will help you find others.
  • Orbis Financial and directory information for 50 million companies worldwide.  Includes private and public companies in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America. Useful for products, strategy, competitors, and financials.
  • Factiva Collection of top media outlets, trade and consumer publications, and websites of more than 35,000 global news and information sources from 200 countries in 26 languages.  Top news sources include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, The New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Le Monde.  Includes financial information for publicly traded companies.  Useful for knowing what is being said and written about a company you’re interested in.