Center for International Education


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 opportunities from UWB's Community-Based Learning & Research Office

Career Center

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 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

§  Adaptable

§  Responsible

§  Organized

§  Innovative


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 Foreign Graduates handout with prospective employers, which is provided by Mr. Mark Rhoads with McCandlish Holton Immigration Practice Group.

Get Connected!

*Network with current international students and alumni.

*Stay updated on upcoming events, on-campus jobs, and important immigration reminders!