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International Student Career Services

We understand how important it is for you to find the right career path that fits your interests and strengths. That’s why at Snow College, we have lots of resources to help you grow and explore.


Snow has over 700 jobs on campus for students

Whether it’s to earn a bit of extra cash, practice your newfound skills, meet new people, or simply make the most of every minute while you’re studying in the USA, there’s plenty of reasons why you might want to work as an international student at Snow College in Utah.

On-Campus Jobs

As an international student, it’s important for you to focus on your academics while enrolled at Snow College. This is a great time for you to concentrate on your studies, improve your English skills, and adjust to a new lifestyle and culture in the United States.

If you do choose to find a job, please be aware of the following:

  • Your visa requires that you work on-campus only, meaning your paycheck must come from Snow College.
  • You will need to get a US Social Security number before you can legally work in the U.S.A.
  • As an international student, you also need to file tax returns in America – whether or not you earn an income.
  • International students are welcome to work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the semester.
  • During the summer months, you are authorized to work up to 40 hours per week on campus. 

What kind of on-campus jobs can you get?

  • There’s lots to choose from such as library assistants, office workers, activity center assistants, event crew, custodial, grounds maintenance, teaching assistants, graders, peer mentors, tutors, and much more!

How can you find a job?

  • Take the first step by logging into (use your firstname.lastname as your username and create a password). Once you are registered as a Snow student, you will automatically be given a job seeker account so you can easily view and apply for jobs.

We also encourage you to visit the Career Center any time when you are here on campus. Alternatively, feel free to email ude.wons@secivres.reerac.

Global Studies Internship

This is a unique program that gives international students a chance to gain real-life work experience on campus.

How does it work?

For this specific internship, students are only allowed to work on-campus with faculty and staff of Snow College, due to their visa requirements. If accepted for this internship, students have the freedom to choose the office they would like to work in and learn from. For example, if you are a computer science major and would like to learn more about cyber security, then you can work directly with our IT department in this specific area.

In addition to gaining hands-on experience and an hourly wage, you will work side by side with our staff or faculty, forging strong relationships. At the end of your internship, you may also receive a letter of recommendation or job referrals from the people you interned with, which will be valuable assets to you as you approach graduation.

Internship applications open at the beginning of the spring semester and close in mid-February. Contact the Center for Global Engagement office for more information.

Who is eligible?

The Global Studies Internship is only open to international students with:

  • A minimum of 45 credits (the internship takes place during your last semester at Snow College).
  • A minimum GPA of 3.6.

Other Internships

Interning during your studies gives you a great opportunity to gain practical experience and make connections in professional fields you are considering for a career path.

Here’s some things to keep in mind if you explore student internships while enrolled at a Community College:

  • Internships can take many forms – paid or unpaid; volunteer or for credit; part-time or full-time over the summer.
  • You can intern with an employer, government agency, or a non-profit organization.
  • Interns may take a total of 6 internship credits at Snow College, but no more than 3 credits in any one semester. Students must work a minimum of 45 hours for each credit.
  • Internships are typically pass/fail courses within your major or program of study.
  • You are empowered to arrange your own internships in collaboration with a faculty member in your major or program of study, and the supervisor at the workplace.

Learn more about college internships here

Off-Campus Jobs

After you have studied at Snow College for one academic year, you may be eligible to work off-campus but only in your field of study or major. There are two options:

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

This option requires that you are registered for an internship/practicum course that is an “integral part of an established curriculum (required for all students in the major or optional in the program)”. You will need to complete an application with a recommendation from the faculty member offering the course. Please note that if you receive one year or more of full-time CPT, you become ineligible for any post-completion optional practical training (OPT).

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

This highly popular option offers you training or employment that is directly related to your academic major of study. OPT is designed to provide you with practical experience in today’s job market.

What’s the best part about OPT and community colleges?

You can get twice the work experience when you attend Snow College!

As an international student on an F-1 visa in the United States, you are eligible for a total of 12 months of OPT per educational degree level (e.g. Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s).

That means that when you enrol at a community college, you can do OPT twice!

  • Once after graduating from Snow College with your Associate’s degree, and
  • Again after graduating from the university you transfer to and earn a Bachelor’s degree from.

That’s 24 months of full time OPT work experience. You'll get two valuable, unique employment opportunities plus twice the income potential!

Each semester, our team at the Center for Global Engagement holds an OPT workshop to give international students more information and tips. Please contact us for the next available workshop dates.

Career Development Resources at Snow College

At Snow College, we provide personalized coaching and assistance tailored to your specific needs to help you discover your true purpose and make a meaningful contribution to society, your community, and your employer.

Throughout your time with us, our faculty, professors, and skilled coaches will offer you support and guidance to boost your confidence and encourage you to work hard to achieve your dreams.

In addition to this individualized counselling, we even have a special class dedicated to helping you explore and identify the right career for you.

Career Decisions (Course ID: GNST 1500)

  • Offered online and in-person, and you can choose a fast, half-semester format or a slower-paced full semester format.
  • You will evaluate career possibilities, opportunities, and occupations that are appropriate for your abilities, interests, and personality in order to choose a best-fit career for a lifetime of satisfaction and success.
  • You will benefit from practical, hands-on exercises such as practice interviews, roleplays, writing resumes and cover letters, and job searching.

The Career Center at Snow College has a wide variety of employment resources for you to explore. They also host more than 40 events each year for employers who come to campus to recruit students for vacancies.

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