Based on conversations with international students over many years, here are the most common questions I get, and my responses. I will be adding to this list, so please check back in for new material. I hope this helps!
Companies don't hire an international student because they want to be nice...
Companies hire an international student for one reason only: They are [...]
Are your contacts not responding?
What to do if you don't hear back...
Let's say that you've been reaching out to people for informational [...]
Don't try to network into a job posting. It doesn't work.
Students often mistakenly try to network into a job posting they see online. For [...]
What if I offer to pay for my H-1B?
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Based on conversations with international students over many years, here are the most common questions I get, and my responses. I will be adding to [...]
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