International Students

The Career & Co-op Center is committed to supporting and celebrating all facets of a student’s identity. Explore this page to find resources, advice and opportunities specific to international students and alumni.

Navigating Healthcare in the U.S. as an International Student

If you are a student studying in the United States and need help understanding the medical system, plans, deductibles, and more, we highly encourage you to read this piece.

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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Sustaining Conversations About Diversity and Inclusion at Work

A renewed commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace has shone a light on the importance of connecting with co-workers and creating a safe environment for open dialogue. And one way to proactively facilitate this dialogue is through book-club style discussion groups.

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A Guide to the H-1B Visa: The Top Companies for Sponsorship

Many of the major companies sponsor these visas, but some are better than others, while smaller companies often don’t have the resources, time, or ability to sponsor foreign workers. Even if they’re willing to commit to the required time and money, at the end of the day, it’s a lottery. With that being said, it can be helpful to have a general understanding of some of the top companies that sponsor H-1B visas as you begin to think about your post-graduate career.

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Winning at Diversity Interviews: Essential Tips

Companies increasingly recognize the value of diverse teams in driving innovation, creativity, and overall success. As such, many organizations are placing a strong emphasis on diversity-focused recruiting, seeking candidates who not only have the right skills and experience but also bring unique perspectives and backgrounds to the table.

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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5 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

Diversity and inclusion have long been buzzwords that companies parade—often for marketing purposes. But in the past few years, more and more job seekers and employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, are vetting companies by their diversity and inclusion track …

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UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center is pleased to offer a comprehensive recruiting system called Handshake. This system provides customized …


GoinGlobal provides jobseekers of all nationalities with tools to fast track their career explorations both at home and abroad, featuring …

International Student & Scholars Office (ISSO)

Information on taxation, visas, SEVIS, OPT and CPT, and more, including possible on-campus employers.

Handling Illegal Questions

PDF: If you are asked illegal questions during an interview, here’s how you can answer them.


Now the largest and most trusted employment website for foreign workers seeking opportunities in United States.

English-language Conversation Circles

For beginning and more advanced English speakers, the Chelmsford Public Library offers free conversation circles. You can also check out …

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220 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

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