International Students

Career Resources for International Students

The first step in any career exploration is reflection.  The Center for Careers, Life, and Service collaborates with the Office of  International Student Affairs to help you navigate the career and regulatory process. We provide a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where we can get to know you and how your international identity connects with your career aspirations. The CLS is an accessible space with friendly faces who are here to help you ask questions; identify resources; explore experiential learning opportunities; reflect on your interests, values, and skills; and advocate for you as you explore your career trajectory.  The resources below are far from all-encompassing, but are intended to help you begin to make informed choices as you plan for your career.

Please remember that the Office of International Student Affairs is responsible for Grinnell’s compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) – which includes teaching F-1 students and J-1 Exchange Visitors about your responsibilities, limitations, and benefits. You are encouraged to consult with OISA advisers.

OISA Appointments: call 641-269-3703 or use the links below:

  • Karen Edwards, Dean for International Student Affairs, PDSO/RO, N1144; Appointment Link
  • Brenda Strong, Associate Director of International Student Compliance, DSO/ARO, N1146; Appointment Link
  • Emily Perry, Assistant Director of International Student Programs, DSO, N1148; Appointment Link​​​​​​​



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