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Welcome to Westfield State University and an exciting new adventure in the United States! During your time abroad you may wish to work with an American company or organization. A summer position, part-time internship or full-time job after graduation is a great way to learn more about the American culture and gain experience in your career field. The WSU Career Center wants to make sure you have the information and resources you need to easily find and prepare for future positions. Below you will find links to websites that will assist you. And remember the staff at the Westfield State University's Career Center is always available for one-on-one appointments to help you navigate your way to a successful career.
Searching for available jobs in the United States can be challenging for international students. The links below can further help you identify employers who hire international students. If you would like help developing your resume and cover letter, and conducting the U.S. job search, please visit the Career Center in the Lammers Hall Annex!
Resume / Cover Letter
Preparing your resume and cover letter are important first steps to applying for jobs in the United States. If you have already prepared a curriculum vitae (CV), you can use this as a starting point to create your American resume, but understand that there are key differences in what American employers are looking for. Consider these tips:
Converting Your CV to a Resume
The Cover Letter
The cover letter serves as your introduction to the employer. It expresses your interest in being considered for a position and provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate how your skills and qualifications match those necessary to perform the job. An effective cover letter makes you stand out and makes the reader want to look at your resume.
Use these guides to help you write your resume and cover letter:
Listed below are websites to help you put together a powerful and impressive resume and/or cover letter and ace your job/internship interview. To do a practice interview, call us at 413-572-5206 to schedule a mock interview with a trained career counselor.