International Students

The Center for Career Development is committed to empowering all students to pursue personally meaningful careers. We work with students of all backgrounds, identities and interests. 

The resources outlined below are not meant to be exhaustive, and are intended to supplement your exploration. 

In addition to reviewing these, we recommend you meet with a career adviser. You do not have to have anything figured out before an advising appointment. Advisers can help you talk through your questions, figure out what interests you and how to start putting together a personalized plan. 

Career Resources

Career advising: We offer in person and virtual one-on-one advising for undergraduate and graduate students. Students of all years, interests and stages of their career development can make an appointment. Learn more about what you can expect during a career advising appointment. 

Career assessments: Discover your interests and possible career paths you can explore during your time at Princeton.

Career Compass: Learn about different career paths and read advice and reflections from Princeton alumni about their experiences (including alumni interested in speaking with international students).      

Guides: Review our guides on common topics including resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing and more.

Job search resources for international students

Campus Resources

Davis International Center: Offers specialized support for international students and scholars, offering assistance with questions about your immigration status and practical adjustment to the United States.

International Center (IC) Student leaders: Students who assist fellow international students in their cultural and practical adjustment to the U.S. and to Princeton University

Access, Diversity and Inclusion Team at the Graduate School: Supports students to achieve their full potential through mentorship, programming and partnership with academic departments. 

Well-being, Crisis and Other Resources 

Common Advising Topics

  • Getting started with your career development
  • Understanding the connections between internship/job searches and work authorizations/visas
  • Identifying and articulating the strengths you already possess
  • Choosing majors
  • Exploring careers inside and outside academia
  • Figuring out summer and post-graduate plans
  • Identifying employers with a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Creating and reviewing CVs, resumes and cover letters 
  • Job search strategies outside the U.S.