International Students

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Students throwing up the U during a international student panel.
At the University of Miami, there is a vibrant community of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate international students. We offer many programs and services to support you in meeting your future career goals.

Preparing for the U.S. Job Search

Many international students have the goal of remaining in the United States after they graduate and begin a career. While international students face unique challenges in seeking U.S. employment after graduation, they also have experience and skills that are valued in the U.S. job market. Follow these tips for success in your U.S. job search:

  • Begin your job search early and be prepared to devote a lot of time to it
  • Talk to your advisor at ISSS to understand your options and keep updated on regulations and timelines
  • Do your research and know the process and timelines of securing Optional Practical Training (OPT) and/or H-1B Visas
  • Understand the job market in your field of study
  • Develop a professional resume that reflects the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired at UM
  • Practice your interviewing skills by participating in practice interviews
  • Practice networking: network with individuals in your field by attending career fairs and events and utilizing LinkedIn
  • Come in to meet with an advisor and get assistance as you explore your interests, options, and career plan
  • Check out Toppel's resources for searching for jobs and internships

For information on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) requirements, visit our Toppel Internship Program page. For information on Optional Practical Training (OPT) requirements, check out the International Student and Scholar Services website.



Interstride is an interactive career platform designed to enhance the career exploration and job-search experience for international students. Although this resource is primarily for international students, it also provides a variety of other tools that can be utilized by all students interested in international careers.

Check out the Interstride platform to access visa insights, job opportunities, tailored resources, and more.