International Student Guide: Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

International Student Guide: Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Real-world experience

Gaining real-world experience is vital to your success. Whether you take a job or volunteer in your career interest area, college is a great time to gain experience and explore a variety of areas to narrow down your career path. You have the opportunity to earn money for your educational and living expenses as well as gain valuable skills that put you ahead of your peers.

On-campus jobs allow for more flexible work schedules that are assigned around your class times. You will also build your professional network, learn about a possible career interest, begin to understand the workplace and more. The ASU Jobs site has listings for on-campus student positions currently open.

Working off-campus gives you a look into a whole new setting, new standards and new responsibilities that are valuable to your growth as a student and future employee. Discover off-campus employment opportunities after speaking with an ISSC advisor. Log in to Handshake to search job and internship opportunities outside of ASU.

Becoming a volunteer allows you to learn more about areas of possible career interest before making a commitment to a career field. Volunteering teaches you to help people while becoming more involved in your community and developing communication, critical thinking and customer service skills. Changemaker Central and ASU Project Humanities are two on-campus volunteer organizations. The cities of Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe have opportunities as well.