Get a head start! - Now is the time to start submitting applications or attending on campus career fairs. It allows you some time to plan out your summer and for recruiters to look over your application before the rush.
Do your research - Be sure that the employer has a history of working with international students. So that in the case you are hired, the company is familiar with the process and paperwork related to an international student worker.
Off-Campus Work Authorization (CPT)- Ensure that you get CPT authorization before you start your internship. Stop by your international student office for info on how the process works.
Plan B –If in the case that gaining a summer internship does not work, you can also consider an internship in your home country or a different country. You either get the option to work while still being able to see friends and family or you can experience a whole new culture. The possibilities are endless.
Most importantly be your yourself - Go to each interview confident, prepared and showcasing the best version of yourself.