**Please note that there are federal restrictions to how an international student may be allowed to work while in college and after graduation.
Student Employment Information
Students attending Centre College on an F-1 visa often want to work. However, employment opportunities are limited and strict rules apply.
- F-1 students may NOT work OFF-campus during the first academic year, but may accept ON-campus employment under certain conditions and restrictions.
- After the first academic year, F-1 students may engage in three types of OFF-campus employment:
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Optional Practical Training (OPT) (pre-completion or post-completion)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Optional Practical Training Extension (OPT)
To get CPT or OPT approval, students are required to talk to Centre's Designated School Official (DSO), Jessica Leonard. For all OFF-campus employment, the work must be related to the student’s (intended) field of study. OFF-campus work should NOT begin until approved by USCIS. Contact Jessica Leonard for more information.
Visa/Work Information for International Students:
Abroad Planet. A list of companies that have hired international students.
Foreignborn.com. Provider of online services to immigrants and foreign-born individuals and families entering and living in the United States.
H1B Grader. Find H1B sponsors, search H1B salaries, and search H1B LCAs.
Immihelp. Comprehensive information about U.S. legal immigration.
Myvisajobs.com. Comprehensive employment website for foreign workers seeking opportunities in the United States.
Career Mentor Network. A collection of Centre alumni (and other friends of the college) willing to provide career information and advice to current Centre students and alumni.
Job Search Tools:
Handshake. Official job/internship search platform for Centre College.
GoinGlobal. Career and employment resources (including a job/internship bank) for international jobs. (Register on campus for free. If off campus and registering for the first time, contact the CCPD to create an account.)
Career Forum. A tool to find jobs for Japanese-English bilingual professionals around the world.
Cturtle. A data company and global employment network for international graduates.
Global Jobs. Job search engine for globally-relevant non-profit and government positions in both the U.S. and abroad.
International Student. Assists international students around the world with a job database.
JobStreet. Search for jobs in Singapore, Malaysia, Philipines, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
Jobware. Search for jobs in Germany.
LatPro. Job search site for Hispanic and bilingual professionals in the U.S.
Minority Students in STEM. Resources for Centre students majoring in the STEM fields.
MIT European Career Fair. Connects top-tier US students and young professionals with European companies, universities, and non-profit organizations.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
United OPT. A well-known job portal in the USA for international students.