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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

by Derek Loosvelt | May 04, 2021

We spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros about the options available to international students who didn't win the H-1B lottery.

3 Essential Job-Search Strategies for International Students in 2021

by Derek Loosvelt | January 28, 2021

Now that Biden is in office, are there new job-search strategies international students should be using? We spoke with career expert Marcelo Barros to find out.

How Will a Biden Presidency Affect International Students' Job Search?

by Derek Loosvelt | November 17, 2020

We spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros to get a sense of how a Biden presidency will affect international students’ U.S. job search.

How the Trump Administration's New H-1B Wage-Increase Rule Affects International Students

by Derek Loosvelt | October 15, 2020

In the wake of a new rule raising the wages that employers must pay H-1B visa holders, we spoke to international student career expert Marcelo Barros.

4 Types of Networking Emails—and How to Write Them

by David Solloway | October 14, 2020

To maximize your networking efforts, here are four types of emails that will help you go from “potentially forgotten contact” to “recommended job applicant.”

How Trump’s Executive Order Halting H-1B Visas Affects International Students and Big Tech

by Derek Loosvelt | June 25, 2020

In the wake of President Trump's executive order freezing temporary work visas, including H-1Bs, we spoke to international student career expert Marcelo Barros.

Necessary Changes as a Result of Mass Virtual Learning

by Dominic LoBianco | June 05, 2020

The current campus environment may not be ideal, but it's making us think about education in new ways. See what's changing in the age of virtual learning.

How Trump’s Temporary COVID-19 Immigration Ban Affects International Students’ Job Search

by Derek Loosvelt | April 30, 2020

To shed light on the latest developments impacting international students in the U.S., Vault spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros.

9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus

by Marcelo Barros | March 20, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, international students graduating this spring are likely to face unimaginable job search challenges. Here’s a list of actions students can take to keep their U.S. employment hopes alive.

Why International Students Should Consider Careers in Canada

by Nitin Agrawal, Co-Founder of Interstride | February 13, 2020

U.S. immigration policies have tightened, making it more difficult for international students to stay in the country after graduation. But just across the border, Canada has taken an open-arms approach to immigration.