There are a number of options for the student athlete whilst they are studying and once they have graduated. Although the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) regulates the hiring of international students and graduates by field of study, many employers recognize the additional benefits of hiring international students and are willing to take the steps necessary to make such employment possible.
Graduate School: upon graduation, you have the option of further education by attending a graduate school. The US is well known for its wide choice of educational opportunities. Whether you want to apply to earn a master’s degree, a Ph.D., attend medical, business or law school, the choices are there.
Employment: American employers often see international students as valuable assets because they possess both multicultural and multilingual skills, as well as an education from a US institution. Employment could be found in the corporate world, or even non-profits.
Drafted into the Major League / go professional.