Find an OPT Job In a Tough Job Market [2023]

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In this podcast episode, we will be discussing how F1 international students can find jobs on OPT (Optional Practical Training) in the USA. OPT is a program that allows international students on F1 visas to work in the United States for up to 12 months after completing their degree. However, finding a job in the competitive US job market can be challenging for international students who may not be familiar with American workplace culture. Coach Kwan, who is experienced professionals in the field of career counseling and HR, will provide valuable insights and tips on how to effectively search, apply, and interview for jobs, as well as how to navigate the legal requirements of OPT. Listen in for expert advice that can help you succeed in finding a job on OPT in the United States. Let’s find your OPT job!

CPT Summer Internship Search

Podcast Episode 7 Summer Internship Search

To learn more about job search strategy for F-1 international students, visit Summer internships can be a great way for international students to gain valuable work experience, build their professional networks, and gain a deeper understanding of the industry they are interested in. Not only do internships provide hands-on experience, they can also help […]

Stand Out at Career Fairs

Podcast Episode 8 Career Fairs

To learn more about job search strategy for F-1 international students, visit Are you looking for the best way to get noticed at career fairs? Attending a career fair can be an exciting opportunity for international students to make connections and find potential employers. But it can also be daunting if you don’t know what […]

Myth #3 GPA is Everything (?)

Podcast Episode 6 Career Branding Myth 3 GPA

To learn more about job search strategy for F-1 international students, visit In this episode, I want to kill the myth that having a good GPA guarantees a job offer, and I’ll share some insights into what employers really look for. As an international student, having a high GPA is an outstanding achievement, but […]

Career Branding Myth #2 Experience Back in Home Country

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To learn more about job search strategy for F-1 international students, visit In this episode, we will be discussing how to effectively use work experience gained outside of the US to secure job opportunities in America. Contrary to popular belief, US employers are interested in more than just work experience gained within the US. […]

Career Branding Myth #1 Experience That Matters to US Employers

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In this episode, I’ll talk about finding what work experience matters when applying for jobs in the US. When searching for jobs, it can be very discouraging to see how many job openings require experience – even entry-level positions sometimes ask for 2-3 years of work experience. For international students that are coming over without […]

Get Ready for Your Next Career Fairs

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As an international student, attending a career fair can be both exciting and intimidating. To make the most out of the experience, it’s important to prepare in advance. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

Questions International Students Should (and Should Not) Ask at Career Fairs

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While it’s important to ask questions to learn more about the company and opportunities available, there are certain questions that should be avoided. These include asking about visa sponsorship, asking what the company has for you, and asking what the company does without doing your own research beforehand.

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