Understanding and Responding to the Career Counseling Needs of International College Students on U.S. Campuses


Department of Counseling and Human Services, Old Dominion University, 110 Education Building, Norfolk, VA 23529 (e-mail: scrocket@odu.edu).


The authors believe that international students, increasingly visible on U.S. campuses, tend to confront unique career development challenges and often experience heightened vocational difficulty. In this article, the authors present 3 themes regarding international students' career needs derived from the current literature: career placement needs, individual factors mediating international student career needs and barriers, and help-seeking behaviors. Implications for college counseling professionals and suggested future research directions are discussed.