UMSI Launches Partnership with Interstride
Workforce experience is a hallmark of students’ time at UMSI, but navigating employment can present challenges for both international and domestic students interested in working abroad. To help overcome these hurdles, UMSI is partnering with Interstride, a digital career service focused on international employment.
"Interstride takes complicated sponsorship data and makes it simple to identify the top-sponsoring companies in the United States. We're excited that this will easily allow UMSI international students to strategically apply for job/internship opportunities with companies that have a strong track record of hiring and sponsoring international candidates," said Katie Dunn, UMSI’s career development assistant director and an adjunct lecturer in information.
Interstride’s exclusive resources include:
- Up-to-date job and internship postings from employers focusing on international students and an aggregation search for opportunities at H1-B sponsoring employers in the U.S. or at companies and organizations abroad.
- Real-time career and immigration related updates. These include reports and trends in the workforce that will be posted on the homepage.
Visa and immigration support
- Resources to better understand the visa process and a tool to look up what companies and organizations have sponsored H1-B visas in the past.
- Country-by-country guide for students considering work abroad.
Webinars and workshops
- Students can attend monthly workshops and live webinars. The events are recorded and can be viewed after.
- Immigration lawyers share insight during live events.
- Job-searching checklists and meeting tracker.
Joanna Kroll, UMSI’s director of career development and an adjunct lecturer in information, noted, “We know the challenges our international students face when seeking employment in the U.S., which is why we are thrilled to partner with Interstride and offer our students this valuable resource that will provide even greater support for international students' career development needs."