International Students - International Employee Friendly Employers
Use the Work Authorization filters of the Job Search and Fair Search pages of Handshake to identify employers who are willing to provide job visa sponsorship or accepting international students using work authorizations such as OPT and CPT.
UC Berkeley International Student OPT Employment Reports
Sign in to Handshake to review the UC Berkeley International Students OPT Employment Reports (2017-2018 and 2018-2019). This is NOT a list of companies that are currently hiring international students, but can be a good starting point for your self-direct job search.
GoinGlobal is an online tool accessible through Handshake with an H-1B Info section where international students can search for US employers who have sponsored for H-1B employment visas. Information is gathered from the US Department of Labor and reflects data from the previous fiscal year (October – September). In addition, GoinGlobal has these additional helpful tools:
- Country guides for those searching for employment overseas
- USA/Canada city guides for those searching for employment in the US
- Job and Internship search tool
myvisajobs.com is another resource to see which employers have petitioned for H-1Bs in the past. This site also shows employers who have sponsored for Permanent Residency (Green Card).
US Department of Labor H-1B Data
The US Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification generates annual reports on labor certifications, which is a core part of the H-1B and Permanent Residency application process. Report examples include top occupations for H-1B by state, top 10 employers sponsoring for H-1B and top occupation areas for permanent residency applications.
H-1B Workshops at the Berkeley International Office
The Berkeley International Office offers the H-1B Employment Visa Workshop throughout the academic year. Take the initiative to learn as much as you can about the H-1B visa and other employment visa options through this workshop so you are familiar with the process and can communicate that to a potential employer.