Here, then, are five further job search strategies including ways in which you might be able to leverage your Optional Practical Training (OPT) and the type and size of firms that might be worth targeting.
1. Target mid-sized and smaller firms
Large firms that were already hesitant to consider international students before the current administration took over now seem even more worried. I have heard unofficial reports from international students interested in the world of investment banking and financial services, for example, that organizations such as KPMG, BNY Mellon, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and others may no longer be considering international students as candidates. Whether or not this is just speculation, what is clear is that no matter how great of a hire you may be, you are probably not going to change the mind of a large firm to interview you if they have a policy not to consider international students.