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International Students

Career Services Specialist: Graduate and International Advisor

International students, please visit these pages for a complete listing of resources, and contact the Cornell Career Services front desk (607-255-5296) to set up an individual appointment with:

Gaeun Seo
Career Development Specialist: Graduate and International Advisor
Career Exploration Unit at Cornell Career Services     607-255-3578

Subscribe to her bi-weekly newsletters: Graduate Career Newsletter & Other Resources; International Career Newsletter & Other Resources

International Students & Scholars Office

The ISSO is your go-to expert for:

  • advice on US federal immigration, tax and labor regulations
  • counseling on personal, academic and cultural matters
  • promoting cross-cultural awareness in the Cornell community

Popular ISSO Resources:

     Traveling and forgot your I-20 or DS-2019? or forgot a travel signature? Request a new one here!
     Community News
     Popular ISSO Handouts
     ISSO Web Forms

Employer's Guide to Hiring International Students


Articles and Presentations

UCSF guide: How internationals should respond to employer VISA inquiries, with employer searching resources
                   J-1 visa sponsor search through the Department of State
                   H-1B visa sponsor search through myvisajobs

F-1 visa employment rules
J-1 visa basics

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) webinar, Providing Support and Guidance to International Graduate Students in the Current Policy Environment webinar recording

Coming to America: U.S. Higher Education is Worth the Effort (A recent letter from Allan E. Goodman, president and CEO, Institute of International Education, to international students.)

Recording of Missouri S & T’s Live Pre-Departure Orientation

National Association of Colleges and Employers:  Working with International Students

ELSO, English Language Support Office

The English Language Support Office offers writing and speaking courses in two sets every semester. The second set of fall courses start in mid-October, and the second set of spring courses start in mid-March. These courses include: 

  • ELSO 6210 Improving Pronunciation 
  • ELSO 6220 Taking Part in Discussions 
  • ELSO 6230 Designing and Delivering Presentations 
  • ELSO 6520 Learning to Write for Your Field 
  • ELSO 6530 Becoming a Better Editor of Your Work 
  • ELSO 6540 Advanced Academic Writing: Writing with Sources 

To read course descriptions and see the current semester offerings, click here. To register for a course, go to the Student Center.

These courses are restricted to full-time matriculated international graduate and professional students.

For additional assistance, please contact Michelle Cox, ELSO Director

ELSO Tutoring Sessions

The English Language Support Office offers tutoring on writing, presentations, and pronunciation to full-time degree-seeking international graduate and professional students and post-docs. As with all of our programs, this tutoring service is funded through tuition, and thus is offered with no extra fee. 

This semester, we will offer 45-minute sessions and most appointments will take place in our new suite, Caldwell 260.

You may bring any type of project -- resumes, journal article drafts, email, seminar papers, conference presentation -- and come at any point in the process -- from brainstorming to finalizing.

To learn more about this tutoring service, click here. To make an appointment with Michelle Cox, ELSO Director, click here.