Career Resources


Welcome to GTIA’s International Student Career Resources page! Career search for international students is an especially difficult process, and we wanted to share some tips and resources in preparation for the upcoming All-Majors Career Fair. Please enjoy!

In service and progress,
GTIA Campus Outreach Team

Published September 9, 2021

Disclaimer: While every effort was made by International Ambassadors of Georgia Tech (GTIA) to ensure the content of this article was accurate and up-to-date, this article was produced for general use only and GTIA cautions against reliance upon the information contained in this article.

On-Campus Career Resources

If you are unsure where to start, let’s start with the basics. Here are some useful tips to help you navigate career resources at Georgia Tech:

  1. Check out ISSS’s International Student Resources

    Office of International Education’s International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) unit provides support to international student and scholars at Georgia Tech in areas such as advising for immigration compliance and benefit eligibility . For F-1 students, please make sure to check out the F-1 Students Employment Overview to learn more about the types of employment authorizations for F-1 visa holders, such as on-campus employment eligibility as well as off-campus experiential learning opportunities, like Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Information on On-Campus Employment and Academic Training is available for J-1 students.

  2. Access Career Center Resources

    It is a one-stop-shop for all career services! Here are some links to visit first:

  3. Check out Events on CareerBuzz for workshops targeting international students.
    • Oct 18: “The Value of International and Intercultural Experience in the Workplace”
    • Oct 28: “Job Searching for International Students”
  4. Reach out to one of Georgia Tech’s Career Center advisors , specializing in career development and education.
    Access “Counseling Appointment” under Counseling and Calendar on the left side bar of your CareerBuzz account.
  5. Check out resources provided by individual academic departments.
    They often run a job opportunities board, offer career advising, and provide resume and cover letter samples specific to careers related to your major.
  6. Check out Engage - GT Student Organization Search
    Career-related student organizations, business/professional fraternities, Culture and major-specific student organizations are a great way to connect with other students that are interested in similar career paths, share information and take on career-related projects.

Fall 2021 All-Majors Career Fair Companies

Below is the compiled list of companies that are participating in Georgia Tech’s Fall 2021 All-Majors Career Fair (Sep 13-15) that have indicated potential H1B sponsorship for their full-time positions, either on occasion or on a regular basis.

Off-Campus Career Resources

  1. H-1B Employer Data Hub

    Offered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, The H-1B Employer Data Hub includes data on employers who have submitted petitions to employ H-1B nonimmigrant workers from 2009 to 2021.

  2. H1B Visa Salary Database

    Similar to the H-1B Employer Data Hub, this website is a great resource to view the hiring trends for specific companies. If you find a company you really want to work for, you can use this website to see the frequencies of H1B hires for the position you are applying for.

  3. "Talking to Employers about Work Authorization"

    Often the most difficult aspect of the hiring process, how and when to communicate the topic of work authorization is discussed in this Youtube video.

Below are resources from other universities that are available for public reference.