For International Students

CPT Course (ENGR 196) for Undergraduate Students

CPT Course (ENGR 998) for Graduate Students

The ECRC provides resources to assist you with determining which positions you may be eligible for, based upon your work visa status. When viewing job postings in Engineering Careers or the list of companies attending a career fair, pay attention to the question stating ‘Are you willing to sponsor selected candidates for work authorization’.

The employer’s response to this field indicates whether the company can provide sponsorship for work authorization.

During the application process, some employers prefer to ask questions similar to the following of all candidates (not just those who are foreign nationals) to determine up front if the individuals will require visa sponsorship for employment.

  • Are you legally eligible to work in the U.S.?
  • Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment?

If you have questions about how you should respond to these questions, please read the “Work Eligibility Questions During the Application Process” document within Engineering Careers, by Symplicity (to access this document select ‘Resources’ from the left side of your home page, and then ‘Resource Library’). The ECRC also encourages students to consult with The International Center for any questions regarding their work authorization status. You can also view our latest recording of the U.S. Job Search for International Students workshop through this link for additional information regarding your job search.