Commerce Career Day

Employment Search Sites and Career Fairs

International students are encouraged to network and explore opportunities both in and outside their country of origin. It is very important to become thoroughly familiar with the immigration regulations and employment options attributed to your immigration status and know that employment regulations vary from country to country. 

UVA policy requires that “all students and GME trainees traveling abroad for University-related purposes must register their international travel in the University Travel Registry before the expected departure date and, if possible, should update the travel registry as additional information becomes available or changes occur throughout the duration of the trip, including additional countries added during travel. This policy applies to all students traveling outside of the national borders of the United States for University-related purposes, which may include but are not limited to study, research, internships, service, conferences, presentations, teaching, performances, recruiting, or athletic competitions. University-related purposes include any travel that is for academic credit and/or utilizes University resources.”

Please note: Links to external employment search websites are provided for convenience only. The existence of any link does not imply an endorsement of any site by Commerce Career Services.

Career Fairs

European Career Fair (ECF) 
A three-day recruiting event that brings together European employers with undergraduate and graduate candidates from all disciplines, including management, economics, and computer science. Participating employers from public, private, national, and international companies use the first day to present their organizations at a fair booth and two subsequent days for onsite interviews. This event is sponsored by the MIT European Club in Cambridge, Mass.

Boston Career Fair Forum (Japanese-English Bilingual Fair)
The world’s largest career fair for Japanese-English bilinguals held in November of each year. Early registration and resume submission allow for the arrangement of onsite interviews. 

Search Sites

CGAP Microfinance Gateway
The most comprehensive online resource for the global microfinance community and includes job postings both in and outside of the United States. A service of CGAP.

CNF – CareerForumNet 
A career and job search site for Japanese/English bilinguals.

The largest online provider of recruiting services to the development aid community offering international development job listings and advice for a career in global development.

Many free job listings in international development organizations, NGOs, nonprofits, United Nations, charities, and government. Subscription required for “premium” job postings.

Finance-related jobs in Hong Kong.
Multi-country job search engine for opportunities throughout Europe.

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) Global Trade Portal 
A source for international import/export trade and links to 8,000 international trade-related Web sites. Includes a career section with job postings. 
Job search engine for opportunities in India.

Web portal designed by the International Business Center at Michigan State University. Connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Listing of international internships provided by third-party placement organizations; fees usually apply.
Listing of internships, jobs, study, and housing opportunities throughout Europe. Several job listings are free, although some require a paid membership to view. 
A project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas and search for jobs and internships around the world for primarily nonprofit organizations. - Worldwide
Job postings selected from other countries from thousands of international Web sites, job boards, newspapers, blogs, career pages, and associations.

International Herald Tribune
Search the classified section. A keyword such as “Intern” can be used.

Inter-American Development Bank
The IDB supports economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is the main source of multilateral financing in the region. The IDB hires citizens of its 48 member countries (in Caribbean, Central and South America) for positions in its Washington, D.C., headquarters and in its 28 offices in Latin America and the Caribbean, Paris, and Tokyo. Internships and full-time positions are offered.
Job portal for opportunities in Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Multinational job search site.

Lat Pro Latin American professional network for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. Job postings in Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Global Gateway –
Extensive job database with postings around the world.

Digital recruitment advertising platform for the United Kingdom marketing and communications, media, and advertising industries. Site includes marketing job database for opportunities around the world.
International, multilingual job search engine covering China, Japan, India, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.

The Riley Guide
Links to job opportunities and resources covering multiple countries and/or regions.

Posts jobs and networking opportunities throughout China.

United Nations Development Program
Posts a wide range of international job opportunities. Note that internship positions are unpaid.

The World Bank
Includes job/internship postings in developing areas around the world. The World Bank provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

World Economic Forum
Includes job postings in Europe, the United States, and China. The World Economic Forum is an international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.