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.

How to Tell If a Company Truly Values Diversity and Inclusion (or Is Just All Talk)

Employers talk a lot about diversity and inclusion. In fact, you'll be hard-pressed to find a company that doesn't say they're diverse and inclusive. Companies make these claims on their web sites, in job descriptions, and at career fairs. But how …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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What language skills are needed in public service and law enforcement in the United States and abroad?

When applying for federal positions, it is essential to remember that the federal government is the largest employer in the United States, and the opportunities stretch across the globe. With between 350 and 430 languages spoken in the United States …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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5 Tips for Navigating the H-1B Visa Process

Each year, thousands of international students apply for H-1B visas—temporary non-immigrant visas that allow individuals to work in the U.S. Since only a limited number of H-1Bs are given out each year, the H-1B visa process can be stressful, not …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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5 Tips for a Great Cover Letter (and samples)

Cover letters are a fantastic tool to introduce oneself in the job search process and are as significant as the resume. A cover letter provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate one’s interest in the organization and establish direct connections between the employer’s job description and one’s professional background. A well-crafted cover letter, tailored to the specific job and company of interest, and addressed to the right person, can make a lasting impression on the employer.

By Greg Denon
Greg Denon Associate Dean, Career Services & Cooperative Education
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Courses for career exploration and finding a job? Yes, we’ve got those!

The UMass Lowell Career & Co-op Center is committed to helping students find rewarding careers. To that end, we developed and were approved to offer a sequence of career development courses for undergraduate students. These courses provide students with a …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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Resources

Handshake

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

Handling Illegal Questions

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

GoinGlobal

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

Myvisajobs

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

International Student & Scholars Office (ISSO)

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

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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