International Student Resources

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Welcome to the University of Minnesota 

Congratulations on your decision to attend the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC)! We trust that you will find UMC to be a very welcoming place, and we sincerely hope that your transition to life in the U.S. will be as smooth and painless as possible.

To assist you with the transition process, UMC Career Services has created the following web page to help you with your transition to life in Crookston, Minnesota and UMC.

If you have further questions about your non-immigrant status, visa issues, housing, etc., please do not hesitate to contact a member of the International Program staff. We look forward to meeting you when you arrive on campus, and that the time you spend at UMC will be both enjoyable and academically profitable.


UofM's Career Resources for International Students

International Student Resources
Resources and information put together by UofM's Career Offices to help you in the career exploration and preparation process.


Informational Websites for International Students

H1 Base Website
This site includes extensive Information about the H1B Visa process, sponsorship and job searching for international students and workers. This site combines both free and fee services. Incorporated in this site is a list of “H1B Visa Sponsorship- Top Jobs and Professions Ranking”
Series of online databases listing over 20,000 U.S. companies who have recently filed the appropriate paperwork to sponsor an international person for an H-1B visa. Useful for identifying companies to target in job search for employment on a Practical Training visa or H-1B visa., founded by immigrants in 2006, is an information portal and online community for visa job hunters around the world. Its major services include annual and quarterly Reports for H1B Visa and Green Card, Customized H1B Visa Solution, Visa Sponsor Profile, Candidate Profile, Resume Service and Smart Apply for job applicants.

United OPT
United OPT is a well-known job portal in the USA, for international students. They provide internships as well as employment assistance to the students who are looking for OPT/CPT/H-1B visa jobs. They have collaborated with the topmost and prestigious USA companies that are willing to sponsor H-1B visas for deserving candidates.

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The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. The Wage and Hour Division also enforces the labor standards provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that apply to aliens authorized to work in the U.S. under certain nonimmigrant visa programs (H-1B, H-1B1, H-1C, H2A).
This web resource is dedicated to identifying employment opportunities for foreign nationals wishing to live and work in the United States and Canada. The site provides a FREE listing of employers accepting H1B Visa holders, as well additional access to job listings for a fee. In addition, the site includes extensive resources around work authorizations, job searching, and industry specific information. 11peaceful world.