Identifying and Connecting with Employers

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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?
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.
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 Handshake. Search employers who have hired under the H-1B in the past by industry, title, and location.

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.

  • 2Shopper Inc.
  • ABB Inc
  • Agentrics LLC
  • Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.
  • AMVNExchange Ltd
  • Applied Electronics AEC
  • Arizona State University
  • ARUP
  • Ativio
  • Atlassian, Inc.
  • BD Medical
  • Behlen Mfg.
  • Bosch
  • Bridgepoint Merchant Banking
  • Bulu Box
  • California Benefit Planners
  • Cargill
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carol Yaokum Early Childhood Dev. Center
  • Celebrity Staff (Nelnet)
  • Center for Counseling & Student Development
  • Center for Retirement Research - Boston College
  • Central Community College
  • Cerner Corporation
  • CG Image
  • Cigna Health ad Life Insurance Company
  • CIMRO of Nebraska
  • City of Memphis
  • Clinical Mind
  • CNH America LLC
  • Coffey & Co.
  • Commscope Inc.
  • Communication Systems Solutions
  • Compass Marketing Solutions
  • Conductix Wampfler
  • Conti Group
  • Cornell University
  • Counseling & Psychological Services, Univ. of PA.
  • Country Club of Lincoln
  • Covance
  • Cred LLC
  • DataBank IMX
  • Davis Design
  • Deal Any Day
  • Dell Perot Systems
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Desert Mountain Club, Inc.
  • Designers
  • Ecu Foodservice
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Electric Machinary Company, Inc.
  • Experian Marketing Services
  • Eyman Plumbing
  • Facebook
  • Fannie Mae/Ican Professional Services
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Gallup
  • Garmin
  • GC Image
  • GE Healthcare
  • Genentech
  • General Electric
  • GfK
  • GIS Workshop
  • Global Industries
  • Google
  • Green Plains Renewable Energy
  • H & R Block
  • H.T.O
  • HDR Inc
  • Headwind Consumer Products
  • Hexagon
  • Historical Society Museum
  • Hospira
  • Hurrdat
  • IBM
  • IIT
  • Institute for Social Research, Univ. of Michigan
  • Inter Public Group (IPG Group)
  • International Association for Feminist Economics
  • International Beverage Holdings
  • International Black Sea University
  • Invest Nebraska Corporation
  • JBS
  • JEO Consulting
  • John Deere
  • Kerry Ingredients & Flavors
  • Kidwell Inc
  • Kissel/E&S Associates
  • KPMG
  • Lancaster County Weed Control
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • LEMKO Corporation
  • Li-COR Biosciences
  • LifeLoop LLC.
  • Lincoln Industries
  • Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department
  • Lincoln Public Schools
  • Lincoln Saltdogs
  • LNK Chemsolutions LLC
  • Mahoney Golf Course
  • MathWorks, Inc.
  • McCarthy Companies
  • Medical Science and Computing
  • Menninger Clinic
  • Merck
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Midwest Holding
  • Minneapolis Pubic Schools
  • Mitsubishi Research Laboratories
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • MSR Group
  • Munroe-Meyer Institute
  • National Research Corporation
  • NCEE Labs
  • NE Internship Consortium/Munroe Meyer Institute
  • Nebraska Appleseed
  • Nebraska Attorney General's Office
  • Nebraska Dept of Economic Development
  • Nebraska Dept of Health and Human Services
  • Nebraska Dept of Natural Resources
  • Nebraska Dept of Revenue
  • Nebraska Dept of Roads
  • Nebraska Global
  • Nebraska Heavy Industries
  • Nebraska Student Information Systems
  • Nemaha Natural Resources District
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Global Resources Inc
  • NetApp
  • New Age Design
  • Nicholls State University
  • Novartis Consumer Health
  • Novozymes
  • NUTech Ventures
  • Nutra-Flo Company
  • NYU
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oracle America
  • Our Savior's Lutheran Church
  • Overhead Door
  • Oxy USA Inc
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Perkins and Will
  • Peru State College
  • Phast Data Inc
  • Phoenix Satellite TV Inc.
  • PRO
  • Purdue
  • None Listed
  • Radio Engineering Industries
  • Regal Beloit Corp
  • Reinke Manufacturing
  • Rocket Fuel
  • Saint Francis Medical Center
  • Sales Force
  • Sandhills Publishing
  • Schnackel Engineers
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sensus MI
  • Shire Hat
  • Shrine Bowl of Nebraska, Inc.
  • Southern Hospitality Ventures, Inc.
  • Southwestern Company
  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • State of Nebraska
  • Student Organization Financial Services - UNL
  • Summit Psychological Associates
  • Symantec Research Lab
  • Syngenta
  • Tekk Athletic
  • Tenaska
  • The Conti Group
  • The Department of Design and Construction
  • The North Jackson Company
  • The Standard
  • Tintri
  • Transamerica
  • Transportation Center
  • Travelers
  • Union Bank and Trust
  • United States Geological Survey
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Varsity Company International
  • Venture Tech
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Vision2Voice Inc.
  • Wakely Consulting Group
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Western Digital
  • Zipline Brewing Company
  • Zurich