International Students

Welcome to the International Student Community

Quick Links:

If you missed The LinkedIn Guys’ workshop, you’re still able to watch the recording and review the slide deck. Go here and check out this powerful resource to help spruce up your LinkedIn profile and nail networking culture in the U.S.

Also, check out our latest conversation with Rice University’s Office of International Student Services to learn more about OPT and other frequently asked questions regarding work authorization.
Note: Since this video was recorded the graduation date has changed to May 04, 2024, and the USCIS processing time is now 3-3.5 months. 

Quick Start Guide to Career Resources: International Edition

Check out our in-house guide tailored to help you navigate your MBA experience as an International Student.

B-Speak! Online English Coaching

Succeed at Rice Business and Beyond. Improve your English with B‑Speak! Rice-Business School Leaders have teamed up with B‑Speak! to ensure you get the English support you need to thrive in your graduate programs — and beyond!

Looking for more opportunities to improve your language skills? Rice University offers free English and Culture Classes through the OISS, as well as ESL courses through the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

H1B Sponsorship Report examined the US Department of Labor Data looking for sponsors of business profiles, such as MBAs and other related Masters.

Read their annual report here to learn more. 

Office of International Students and Scholars

Rice University’s Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) mission is to enhance the experience of the international population (which includes all non-immigrant visa students, researchers, and faculty) through serving as the chief liaison office for: immigration advising, cultural adaptation, international compliance, networking / public connections, and academic support, with university departments, government agencies, and community advocates.


Interstride is a new platform designed to enhance the international student experience and career search. We invite all international students to join the platform and help Rice Business cultivate an international student career networking community. is now the largest and most trusted employment website for foreign workers seeking opportunities in United States.We integrate quantitative modeling methods and information technology to help people make their decisions more efficiently and accurately, and then achieve their American dreams.” –

Podcast & Blogs

Reddy & Neumann, P.C. provide the following podcast and blogs as helpful resources for international students:

Featured Articles

163 largest employers of those with H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 work visas

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To legally work in the United States, you need to be a U.S. citizen or hold some kind of visa that allows you to work. Some of those without citizens are permanent residents, who are often referred to as green …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.

Stabilize Your Career, in an Unstable Economy

Mindset matter during times of economic uncertainty, so we want to stress the importance of focusing on the things that are within your control. Use this guide to help stabilize your career and remain resilient during challenging times.

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Making the Most of your Winter Break

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Inspired by Steve Dalton’s ‘2-Hour Job Search,’ this plan sharpens your internship and job search during the winter break. It focuses on targeted outreach, networking, and informational interviews to maximize your efforts during the winter break without relying on traditional …

By Troy Tabner
Troy Tabner Associate Director of Communications and Events

How to Adapt to American-Style Self-Promotion

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Written by Andy Molinsky & Dorie Clark for Harvard Business Review, published April 07, 2014

Imagine you’re at a networking event in the United States and you hear your colleague make the following statement to a potential employer:

“… I’d be …

By Andy Molinsky & Dorie Clark
Andy Molinsky & Dorie Clark How to Adapt to American-Style Self-Promotion

International Launch 2023 – Immigration Overview Slide Deck

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Use the slide deck shown during International Launch this year during the discussion on immigration to review your options. As always, reach out to us or the Office of International Student Services if you have more questions regarding this topic.


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Contact & Location

(713) 348-2622

6100 Main Street - MS 531
Houston, TX 77005

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm