International Students

Career Connection & International Students

For International Students, employment in the US is different than for US citizens. 
Regarding your major in Economics or Economics & Accounting, Career Connection is here to help you explore your career interests, advise on the CPA exam and licensure, and edit and review your resumes and cover letters for your industry. You are always welcome to come in and discuss your future career prospects, but there are some questions you might have that other departments are better suited to answer.

We've created this page to try and make the transition from student to professional a little easier for you. 

Where to Start

First, UCSB Career Services has put together this general guide for International Students looking for work in the US after graduation. We highly recommend reading this when you start thinking about any sort of employment in the US, including Internships, On-Campus ​employment, and Professional Careers.

International Students Career Guide


For more Information or advising regarding Visas, please visit:

UCSB Office Of International Students & Scholars
Student Resource Building, Room 3130

OISS Website

This OISS STEM Extension Summary explains work authorization for Economics & Accounting students.

General Career Guidance

For general Career Information please visit:

UCSB Career Services
Building 599
Advising Hours
Monday - Friday; 8:30am - 4:30pm