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ISSC is here to help you take the next step after graduation

Greetings from the International Students and Scholars Center at Arizona State University. We are reaching out to all students who may be graduating in either fall 2023 or spring 2024 to assist you with starting the search for Optional Practical Training opportunities once you graduate. If you are not graduating in the next semester, do not worry, you can still use these resources.

You are going to receive a series of five emails over the next few months. This first email focuses on beginning your career path and exploring resources available to you at ASU.

ASU Career Services

All students have access to Career Services. You can get help preparing for your job search, resume building and creating other application materials, including an OPT dashboard that connects you with potential employers.


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W. P. Carey Career Services

As a student in the W. P. Carey School of Business, you have access to its Career Services Center, where you can get resources and information on events designed with your future in mind.

Visit the Career Services Center

Here are some additional resources and activities you can participate in.


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Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Center

As an Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering student, you have access to its Career Center, where you can attend career preparation and job fair events, get advice from hiring managers, information on interviewing, and even samples of industry-endorsed resume and cover letter examples.

Visit the Career Center 

You can also participate in career fairs Sept. 12–14.

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In addition to these resources, there are some upcoming career fairs and career-related events you can attend, including an internship fair on Sept. 14 and a career fair on Sept. 26–27. Be sure to register and get the most out of the experience.

See the upcoming events


There are also several ways you can explore temporary and long-term employment:

A reminder to also upload your resume to the Resume Exchange. It will help you get more visibility with university departments who are interested in hiring students authorized for Post-OPT. Remember, submitting your resume to the exchange does not guarantee a position. It is a way to connect with ASU departments.

Have questions? Contact the ISSC.


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Send an email 

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Give us a call


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Virtual drop-in immigration advising

Mondays 9–11 a.m.

Tuesdays 1–3 p.m.

Thursdays 9–11 a.m.

Fridays 1–3 p.m.

(Arizona time)

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In-person drop-in immigration advising

Mondays 1–3 p.m.

Tuesdays 9–11 a.m.

Thursdays 1–3 p.m.

Fridays 9–11 a.m.

(Arizona time)


We look forward to sharing more information as you prepare to complete your studies and join the workforce.