What Is Interstride?
As an international student, your career exploration journey looks different than most students at the University of South Carolina. You may face certain challenges such as immigration restrictions on work, finding a job related to your major, looking for jobs both in the U.S. and your home country, and facing cultural differences in the job search, resume, and interviewing process. However, as an international student at the University of South Carolina, you are not alone!
All international students at USC have access to Interstride to help you take charge of your career exploration journey. Interstride empowers international students in their career exploration and job search experience.
Features of Interstride:
- Visa and immigration support: Resources to simplify complicated visa processes and options, including how to navigate work requirements such as the H-1B visa. Comprehensive country guides for students considering opportunities abroad.
- Career opportunities made simple: real time job and internship postings from employers that focus on hiring international students; productivity tools, data and analytics, and other interactive features to drive a proactive job search
- Webinars and workshops: Monthly workshops and webinars on international job search and visa related topics
- Networking and mentorship: Tools to connect and receive mentroship from classmates and alumni within university community
- Productivity: Checklists, meeting tracker, career assessment; resources on career topics
To Get Started:
- Log in to Interstride using your University email and password.
- See the Student User Guide for additional guidance on how to use Interstride.
What Other International Students Are Saying:
"Interstride is an amazing tool that provides tons of resources and information to international students. If you are interested in learning about potential opportunities, finding scholarships and loans, and growing your network as an international student, Interstride is a must."
"Game changer in job search! An amazing tool for international students interested in increasing their chances of getting a U.S. job. Learning about potential risks, growing your professional network, and so much more great information and useful resources. Easy to navigate and very interactive. I’ll definitely recommend to all of the international students I know."Marina D., University of Southern California
"Awesome tool! The app has been very helpful for me. I recommend it to all international students. The Gameplan feature helped me identify weaknesses in my profile."Celeste B., University of Houston
"Super easy to navigate and interactive! Great app for international students! Keeps me up to date on immigration and career related topics."
Salma M., University of Maryland