Preparing for a Non-U.S. Job Search

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Global Job Search Tool

Logo for GoinGlobal with a person in motion with a suitcase, reads GoinGlobal: Jobs here, there, everywhere

GoinGlobal is a resource website for global careers, it is accessible through Handshake.

Click here to view a helpful playlist about how to use GoinGlobal (or copy and paste the url into a new tab):

Access GoinGlobal through Handshake:

→ Career Center

→ Resources

→ GoinGlobal

→ Country guide

Career Fairs and Events for Non-U.S. Jobs

Here we will share Career Fairs and Events for Non-U.S. Jobs that we have found. Note: this is not an exhaustive list, more career fairs and events likely exist, if you find something we should share - let us know! 

  • China: the UMN China Office collaborates with other U.S. Universities to offer career events. Connect with the UMNChina official WeChat account to view the most updated details, or contact the UMN China Office.
  • CanadaCareer Fair Canada
    • The Canadian Consulate has worked with ISSS to offer a presentation on Global Entry to Canada in Fall of 2018 and 2019, view the notes here.
  • JapanCareer Forum; and MyNavi
  • South Korea: Job Korea USA

Connect with and Learn About U of M Alumni All Over the World

We have thousands of U of M alumni working all over the world and they can be a great resource for you to learn about a specific career field, the job search process in a specific country, and continue to build your network. Visit the Alumni Connections section of our website to learn how to connect with UMN alumni. 

Additional Online Job Search Platforms

Click here for a list of links to job search websites covering multiple countries and regions. 

Disclaimer: These job boards and websites 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.

Discussing Rankings with a Global Employer

College and University rankings are systems of organizing higher education institutions based on various factors. Rankings may have been important for some students in deciding to come to the University of Minnesota. For some global employers, college and university rankings may be part of the various factors in their consideration of candidates for internships and full-time positions. To learn more about University Rankings and how to discuss this with an employer, visit the Rankings Resource.

Recordings of UMN Global Career Panel Events

In the links below you can find recordings of past events on the topic of working outside of the United States. Please email Jane at [email protected] with any questions about these recordings. 

Third Country Job Search

The U.S. and your home country are not the only places you can look for a job. Many international students consider different countries for future graduate school study, or careers. 

Have Multiple Plans

Make sure to have a Plan A, Plan B, and even Plan C! With added challenges as an international student to obtain work authorization in the U.S., it is important to prepare for different scenarios for your time after U of M.