Definition of Employment and Volunteering
“Employment” is any work performed or services provided in exchange for money, compensation or other benefits.
"Volunteering" is defined as something you do for altruistic pleasure, like helping at a charity event for the afternoon. Learn about current volunteer opportunties from UWB's Community-Based Learning & Research Office
UW Bothell's Career Center (UW1-161) offers students advice and help on:
- How to Find Internships & Jobs
- How to Prepare Your Resumes & Cover Letters
- Practice Interviewing for Internships & Jobs
- What Kind of Career You Can Have with Your Major
As a student on an F1 visa you ARE authorized to work in the U.S. As an international student, you may be worried that you will be asked questions about your immigration status. The Career Center has put together helpful guidelines, so that you can learn about the Legal & Illegal Interview Questions.
Distinctive Skill Sets as an International Student
International Student Services feels that a student's experience studying abroad in the U.S. can contribute to his/her development of skills that are highly sought after by employers, such as:
§ International perspective
§ Tolerance for other opinions
§ Ability to see more than one perspective
§ Greater self-reliance and self-confidence
§ Ability to cope with ambiguous situations
§ Foreign language skills
§ Learn quickly
Easy Guide to Hiring Foreign Graduates
Sometimes prospective employers do not understand the immigration process for hiring international students for CPT, OPT or a H1B work visa. ISS encourages students to review and share the Easy Guide to Hiring Foregin Graduates handout with prospective employers, which is provided by Mr. Mark Rhoads with McCandlish Holton Immigration Practice Group.