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.

163 largest employers of those with H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 work visas

The landscape of H-1B visa sponsorship is vast and varied, encompassing a wide range of companies from tech giants to consulting firms. For those holding or seeking an H-1B visa, knowing which employers are the most active in sponsoring can be a game-changer. Let’s take a closer look at the ten largest by LCAs and, as a bonus, let’s also have a look at the average salaries the employers pay to these workers

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Navigating International Student Precarity in Academia

Working towards widening diverse career options and establishing a more equitable future for international students are key factors in rectifying international student precarity throughout academia.

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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2023-2024 Job Advise for International Students

Navigating the job market and HB-1 visa process for an international student can be incredibly daunting. Take a look at some great tips and perspectives in this piece written by Derek Loosvelt at the Vault including changes after the pandemic, …

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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How to Find Organizations Committed to DEI Values

Most social-impact organizations today express a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The National Council of Nonprofits encourages organizations to not only articulate their values, but to be guided by them and to integrate them into their daily operations. …

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Building Global Fluency with GoinGlobal

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Thinking that exploring global career opportunities and tapping into international networks is too complicated? Think again! The UML Career and Co-op Center invites students to explore GoinGlobal which provides students with a fast track to career exploration at home and …

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education




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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Lowell, MA 01854-5148

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