Pursuing a career in the U.S. as an international student requires advanced and careful planning. Drexel University and Dornsife School of Public Health offer many specialized services that provide support for international students. Find interviewing tips for international students, H1B employer information, and more international employment information:
APHA Global Health Forum
The APHA Global Health Forum partners with organizations such as: the Pan-American Health Organization, Global Health Council, United Nations Council of Organizations, and the World Federation of Public Health Associations. Getting involved with this organization may help you network and find mentorship from other international public health professionals, develop your skills or build new passions.
Founded by Mitchelle Maskuo-Choga, MPH’19, and Munya Choga, CareerPalz.org is a nonprofit that is committed to empowering and supporting promising, culturally diverse students in becoming valuable contributors to the global workforce. CareerPalz offers events and a mentorship program for international students.
Schedule a free personal consultations with CareerPalz for assistance with job search strategy or information on immigration attorneys. For further assistance with immigration laws, please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Informational Session
During this presentation, the ISSS Office reviews essential information about legal work authorization for F1 visa holders, which is required for engaging in the public health experiential learning component.
GoinGlobal is the leading provider of country-specific and American city-specific career and employment information, including 33 country career guides, corporate profiles, and more than 600,000 internship and job listings around the world. Additional features include:
- Job search tools – online and face-to-face resources
- Employment trends in major industries – learn more about growing industry areas and focus your job or internship search!
- Executive recruiters and staffing agency contacts – great contacts for students and alumni/professional job seekers
- Work permit regulations – clearly explains the important details for international students and professional job seekers
- Resume/CV writing guidelines
- Interviewing and cultural advice
- Links to American H-1B visa employers for every state
To access this website, go to DrexelOne. Then click on the student tab. Once on the student page you should see the Steinbright Career Development Center information box which has the GoinGlobal link.
Explore this resource to find and track employment opportunities at H1B-friendly U.S. companies.
H-1B Employer Data Hub
Under the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides the H-1B Employer Data Hub: data from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2022 on employers who have submitted petitions to employ H-1B nonimmigrant workers.
Explore this resource for comprehensive information about immigration in the U.S.
The International Advantages
The International Advantage helps international students stand out, showcase their strengths, live in their authenticity, and secure jobs in the United States.
Interviewing Tips for International Students
This handout highlights key details important in U.S. interviewing culture for international students and those unfamiliar with U.S. interviewing protocol. Additionally, review Steinbright’s job seeking tips for international students.
If you are looking for companies outside of the U.S., Uniworld provides lists of companies with connections both in the U.S. and abroad.
World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)
WFPHA is recognized as an NGO in official relations status with the World Health Organization, which allows APHA access to the World Health Assembly as well as other UN agencies including UNICEF and the Economic and Social Council of the UN. Getting involved with this organization may help you network and find mentorship from other international public health professionals, develop your skills or build new passions.