International Student Career Resources for MBA Students

We understand how challenging it can be at times to conduct a job search in a new environment/culture and want you to know that’s if you are feeling overwhelmed or unsure about how to be strategic in your search – that it’s ok to ask for help and support from our team – that’s why we are here! Our MBA Career Advising team is happy to work through your job search questions and also just provide general support in adapting to the US culture for networking/interviewing etc. You can book MBA Career Advising appointments within Career Central, and the ISO is available to answer questions around employment eligibility.

F-1 Employment Info Sessions Hosted by the ISO

The ISO will be offering live, online F-1 Employment Information Sessions, reviewing the types of off-campus employment authorization, their eligibility requirements and application procedures, available to international students.

A separate session for J-1 visa holders will be announced soon. The schedule of upcoming F-1 Employment Information Sessions during Fall 2021 are:

Tuesday, November 16: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Friday, December 3: 10:00am-12:00pm
Friday, December 10: 10:00am-12:00pm

Students must sign-up for a session in iMIT. Additional information about Employment for international students, including the off-campus employment authorization types, are available on the ISO website.

Upcoming Career Core Sessions

As a reminder, the upcoming Career Core sessions will be relevant to international students.

November 18th: Dirt Road & Jungle Pursuits – The timing and approach of a job search in some high growth companies, certain industries and startups differs from the more established MBA recruiting market opportunities. This session will provide guidance on how to best plan your search and what to expect when pursuing a more self-directed path outside of highway recruiting.

December 2nd: Navigating Internship Opportunities as an International Student – This session will highlight resources and tools for international students that are helpful for refining your job search strategy. We’ll also explore common questions that come up for international students in their internship search.

Resource Highlight: Globe Smart

MIT Sloan students have access to Globe Smart, a resource to help you enhance cultural awareness and improve communication in a global environment. This can be extremely helpful for those navigating U.S. business/office culture for the first time. For those pursuing jobs outside the U.S., the portal also contains Culture Guides for 99 countries and tools to help you collaborate across cultures.

As an example, here’s what you’ll find for the U.S. Culture Guide:

Resource Reminders

The International Student Affinity section of Your CDO contains resources specifically for international students. Here are examples of what you’ll find:

For any questions regarding employment eligibility, visas, or how to respond to job application questions, please reach out to the ISO.

Global Career Fair: November 22

The top MBA schools across 3 continents have come together to build a day of virtual networking! The CDO and our counterparts at participating schools have invited employers across the world to promote their summer internship opportunities to you.

Date: November 22, 2021
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm ET | 15:00 – 19:00 GMT
Platform: Hopin (event link will be shared by November 19th). First time on Hopin? Check out this short intro video.

Registration Deadline: Please register in Career Central by November 18, 2021 at 5pm so that your resume is included in a resume book shared with employers. Participating employers will be shared on Career Central.

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