Identifying and Connecting with Employers

Although job listings and employer websites are effective, international students should target employers who may be more interested in them than to just applying generally to positions. Two additional approaches may be helpful.

Creating Networks

Learn about opportunities outside of traditional job postings. Develop relationships with people who are then helpful in the job search.

LinkedIn is an online professional networking site. Users can search for people, employers and groups. Join the Official University of Nebraska-Lincoln LinkedIn group to find alumni from your home country or academic background. Reach out to them for their advice. Also join groups related to your targeted career field, academic background, or industry.

Dear James,
I am a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and will graduate in May with my masters in agronomy. I saw on LinkedIn that you also graduated from UNL in agronomy. I was wondering if you would be willing to speak with me in person, over the phone, or via email about your experiences and any advice you have about entering the field of agronomy?
Regards,
Meng Ji

Dear Xiao Shen,
I will soon graduate from UNL with my bachelor’s degree in actuarial science. My professor, Sue Vagts, gave me your name and said we should connect since we have the same major and are from the same town in China. Would you be willing to connect with me to discuss my job search?
Thank you,
Ding Wu

Mr Rodinho,
I am a junior in finance from Brazil and am seeking an internship in the United States. As your organization also has locations in Brazil, I thought this would be a good organization for me to research. Do you have ideas about who would be a good person for me to contact about internships? Hope to hear from you.
Sincerely,
Gabriel Silva

Targeting Employers

International students may have greater success when approaching employers who:

  • Have locations in the student’s home country
  • Seek to expand partnerships in the student’s home country
  • Hired international students in the past

Going Global can be accessed on campus or through Husker Hire Link. Search employers who have hired under the H-1B in the past by industry, title, and location.

Uniworld can be accessed through Husker Hire Link . This resource allows the user to search U.S. employers with foreign locations and foreign employers with U.S. locations by country, industry, and many other criteria.

The organizations listed below hired UNL students under Academic Training, CPT, or OPT in the past 5 years. This does not mean they will do so again; do thorough research to determine their current hiring policies and needs.

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A123 Systems Inc. ABB Corporate Research Center
ACTON Marketing Agronomy Department
Allianz Life Insurance of North America Altriasa
American Income Life Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp AMVNExchange Ltd
Applied Electronics AEC Ash Grove Cement Company
Ativio Atlassian, Inc.
Ausenco
B
Baldwin Filters Bosch
Brookhaven National Laboratory Buros Center for Testing
C
Carnegie Mellon University Caterpillar Inc
Celerion, Inc. Center for Counseling & Student Development
Center for Rural Entrepreneurship Central Community College
Cerner CG Image
CIMRO of Nebraska Cisco WebEx
Citco City of Memphis
CNH America LLC Coffey & Co.
Combiphos Catalysts Inc. Commscope Inc.
Communication Systems Solutions. Community Bank of Lincoln
Compass Marketing Solutions Concordia Language Villages
Conductix Wampfler Constructive Engineering Design
Conti Group Counseling & Psychological Services, Univ. of PA.
Covance
D
Dell Deloitte and Touche LLP
Desert Mountain Club, Inc. Designers
Dow AgroSciences
E
E. Crysto Co. Edison Media Research
Elliott Epic Systems
Eyman Plumbing Inc.
F
Fannie Mae/Ican Professional Services Farmland Foods
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City First Project
Florida International University
G
Garmin GC Image
Genentech GIS Workshop
Global Industries Green Plains Renewable Energy
H
H & R Block HDR Inc
Headwind Consumer Products Historical Society Museum
I
i2rd IBM
iCardiac Technologies Integrated Life Choices
INTERA Inc. Interact Incorporated
International Beverage Holdings LTD International Black Sea University
International Monetary Fund InvestNebraska
Invisage Technology Iowa State University
J
Jacob North Printing JF Associates, Inc.
John Hancock Financial Network
K
Kerry Ingredients & Flavors Kidwell Inc
Kittleson & Associates KPMG LLP
L
LEMKO Corporation Life University
Lincoln Industries Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Saltdogs Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
LNK Chemsolutions Logistics Pan-America
M
Mahoney Golf Course Marshal Engines
Mathworks Meals on Wheels Inc.
Menninger Clinic Micron Technology
Microsoft Corporation Mid-America Transportation Center
Midwest Holdingn Midwest Manufacturing
Minneapolis Pubic Schools Mitsubishi Reasearch Laboratories
Moffitt Cancer Center Molex
MP Practice MSR Group
N
National Opinion Research Center Nebraska Department of Labor
Nebraska Dept of Economic Development Nebraska Dept of Natural Resources
NE Internship Consortium/Munroe Meyer Institute Nebraska Appleseed
Nebraska Attorney General's Office Nebraska Global
Nebraska Heavy Industries II, LLC New Mexico State University
News Link Nicholls State University
NORC at the University of Chicago Northern Natural Gas
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Novartis
NUtech Ventures
O
Oklahoma State University Omaha Public Schools
Oracle America Overhead Door
P
Penn State University Perkins and Will
Peru State College Pfizer
Phast Data Inc Phoenix Satellite TV Inc.
Pipestone System Pivot Electric
Pollution Prevention Program
Q
Qualcomm
R
Rush University Medical Center
S
Saint Louis University San Diego Zoo
Sandhills Publishing Schnackel Engineers Inc
Schneider Electric Sensus MI
Shawnee State University Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music
Shire Hat Shrine Bowl of Nebraska, Inc.
Siemens Healthcare Signco EDS Inc
Solaria Southwestern Company
St Cloud University St. Francis Medical Center
St. Louis University Stanford University
Summit Psychological Associates
T
T3 Trading Group Talent Plus
TCS Phosphate Tekk Athletic
Tenaska Textiles Transportation Institute
The Conti Group The North Jackson Company
The Phoenix Companies The Standard
The Vanguard Group Thompson Reuters
Top Quadrant Trade Explorer
Transamerica Traveler's Insurance
TUV Rheinland RSI
U
Unicom Technologies Union Bank and Trust
Union Pacific Railroad University of Connecticut
University of Delaware University of Louisville
University of Massachusetts-Boston University of Michigan Health System
University of Minnesota University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Scranton University of Sioux Falls
Transamerica Traveler's Insurance
V
VA Hospital - Western Iowa Healthcare System Valdosta State University
Variety Vaughn Construction
Vireo Resources
W
Watts International Walt Disney College Program
Western Kentucky University Wild Flower Chef Inc
Z
Z3 Technology