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Learn the US Job Search Basics

Get insider advice and learn the job search tactics taught at Ivy League business schools

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Note! This course is included in the H-1B Job Search subscription package. Get the details here.


This course brings Ivy League career training to you.

In my previous work at Yale School of Management, I worked with hundreds of international MBA students who found jobs in top organizations like Google, Amazon, World Economic Forum, McKinsey, BCG, as well as startups and nonprofits. Now, I'm delivering Ivy League job search tips to you in one big course.

Take this course and you will learn how to:

  • Find companies that sponsor international students
  • Build a resume and cover letter that employers want to read
  • Create a story that shows off your experience
  • Stand out to employers and make an impression
  • Build a target list of companies that interest you
  • Identify common work authorization challenges for international students in the US

Get cutting edge career advice taught to international students in Ivy League business schools.

This course includes:

  • 16 videos that explain the most important concepts you need to know about the search (that's like having a personal advising sessin
  • Two live webinars recorded with international student participants - you'll hear answers to the top questions in the international student job search
  • A workbook to help you make progress in your internship search
  • A workbook to help you prepare for your interview
  • A target list template to keep you organized
  • An up to date overview of H-1B sponsorship
  • Seven ways to find companies that sponsor
  • Links to tools that helps you write and review your resume
  • Sample cover letters
  • Videos to help you use tools like LinkedIn
  • A tutorial on how to build a professional story to help you stand out
  • Tutorial on how to build your keyword strategy to save time in your search

Searching for a job in a foreign country is hard. You don't have to do it alone. Take this course so you have all the information you need to succeed in your search.

After taking this course, you will:

  • Know what makes American employers hire international students
  • Understand on-campus recruiting and networked job searches
  • Understand US employer expectations
  • Know exactly what you have to do to stand out to American employers
  • Be more organized in your search
  • Know where to find companies that interest you
  • Save time with keyword-driven job searches
  • Know how to find companies that sponsor

Take this course if you are

  • An international student who wants to get an internship or job in the US
  • A future international student who wants to get ahead of the competition
  • An international student on a one year degree program who needs to learn about the US job search quickly

Get on-demand US job search advice to help you learn quickly.

I know you're a busy studentI designed this course to get you the right information you need to get ahead in your job search. Instead of spending months figuring it out on your own, I'm giving you the information you need to succeed.

There are no required assignments.

The challenges are optional but recommended to help you build skills.


I want you to be prepared.


I want you to be competitive.


I want you to succeed in your internship or job search.


Are you excited to learn what it takes?


If you really want to land a job in the U.S., then this course is the perfect first step.

Don't miss out on the basics.

Your Instructor


Nicolle Merrill
Nicolle Merrill

I'm the founder of GlobalMe School. I'm a former international MBA career coach at Yale School of Management. At Yale SOM, I coached students to land positions at top employers like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IDEO, as well diverse organizations from top-tier consulting firms to startups. I partnered with recruiters across the world to understand emerging trends and opportunities in technology, design and innovation, and energy industry spaces.

I write on the future of work and online education at futureskills.com. You can find me on Twitter and LinkedIn too.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course to use when you need it.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unhappy with the course please contact Nicolle directly.
Will this course get me a job?
No. Only you can get you the job. This course will give you the information you need to prepare you for your internship or job search in the U.S.
Can I take this course if I'm searching for an internship?
YES! This course is useful for those looking for internships and jobs in the U.S. If you take this course while looking for an internship, you will build the skills and network you need to make your full-time job search easier.
Can non-STEM majors take this course?
Yes! A lot of the content here is focused on STEM majors (science, technology, engineering and math) - but the skills and process are the same for any major - from art majors to fashion design to English majors.
Can I take this course if I don't know what job I want?
Yes! This course starts with exploratory work. I teach you how to explore job titles and companies. There are reflection exercises built into the course to help you think through. When you arrive on campus, you will have access to a career coach at your school to help you think through your ideal job. Career services at your school are free. Use them.

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