Finding a job after an international PhD

Hi, I am an international PhD student in University of Utah. This is my first year here. And I am making a career towards Materials Engineer. However, I've heard it hard for international student to find a engineering job here, especially for a girl. Negative news spread out among senior PhDs that they can not find a job in the last term and end of going back to home country. Well, I think if I am excellent and confident enough, I will be competitive among all the job seekers no matter where they come from. So I am wondering whether there is any pioneer having the similar situation like me in field of material engineering here. How can I pile up my confidence to be competitive in future job market as an international student?
posted by Kun, University of Utah, SLC on January 23, 2014