International Student Career Handbook

Welcome to UTSA!

As an International Student, new to our campus, The UTSA University Career Center is delighted to welcome you. We are 29,000 students strong and we are happy you’ve chosen to become a part of the Rowdy family and study here.

The mission of the University Career Center is to assist all students and alumni in identifying and developing the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals. With our mission in mind, we’ve tailored a guide for all international students studying and wanting to work while at UTSA. This resource guide seeks to answer questions you might have and provides assistance for starting to think of your career development needs, as you prepare for work in the U.S. or abroad. These resources are part of your student fees, so please DO NOT pay for career development resources outside UTSA, we are here to support all students’ success!

Here is your Career Start Resource Handbook:

  • 4-year Check List for UTSA International Students with GoinGlobal Resource Information
  • UTSA Career Center Services & Handshake
  • US Style Application Document Samples: Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Information on American Work Culture & Interviewing

If your goal is to work in the U.S. either while studying at UTSA (which we strongly suggest) or after you graduate, you will need to be very familiar with the process, laws, and visa regulations unique to your status. The Office of International Programs, International Student Services (ISS) is the very best source of information if you should have specific questions or concerns at UTSA. Needs such as visa status, travel home, or future employment. You can discuss some of this with your career counselor; however, our career center staff is primarily here to assist you in developing a career plan, finding job opportunities, professional development, networking with employers, and job application assistance/ job preparedness resources.

We wish you much success as you fulfill your academic and career goals and as you learn more about yourself and your place in the world of work. Please contact us to get started. Again, welcome to UTSA, we look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest Regards,
The University Career Center

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