Recruiters & Companies

Hiring International Students

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A Global Mindset

Darden attracts graduates of premier international universities with incredible knowledge of global and regional markets. Our international students come from 90 countries and comprise approximately 30% of the student body. To learn more about our demographics, visit our class profile page.

Let us know if your organization is interested in hiring for specific markets; our employer relations team will connect you to your target audience. Effective recruiting may include the following strategies:

Host Students on a Job Trek

Darden students travel the world on job treks to visit companies of interest. If you are interested in being hosting students, please contact us for more information.

International Resume Books

Student organizations as well as the Career Development Center assemble resume books exclusively for students seeking international opportunities. These books are available for any specific geography, industry or work authorization.

Distance Recruiting

Employers can conduct company briefings, networking and interviewing via video conferencing. Contact the Career Development Center to make arrangements.

Partner with Faculty

Each year, members of the Darden faculty lead students on Global Business Experiences and Global Field Experiences to countries around the world. If you have businesses in international locations and believe there are learning opportunities for students, we want to discuss this with you.

International Recruiting Facts:

  • International students on F-1 status are allowed to work in the United States for summer internships/projects by using Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and one-year of full-time employment after graduation by using Optional Practical Training (OPT). Both authorize international students for employment in the United States without additional expense or paperwork from the employer. 
  • Employment authorization, with company H-1B visa sponsorship, is possible for up to six additional years without gaps in employment.
  • The H-1B visa petition process does not require proving there is no U.S. candidate that qualifies for the position.
  • Currently 85,000 H-1B work visas are issued per year; this includes 20,000 visas for foreign nationals who have earned an advanced degree or higher from a U.S. institution of higher education. There was no lottery or shortages of H-1B visas for the 2010 fiscal year.
  • International students previously sponsored for H-1B visas are exempt from the issuing cap.
  • An H-1B visa petition can be processed within 15 days with Premium Processing with minimal cost to the employer.

If you have any questions regarding foreign labor certification, please visit the Department of Labor or contact Denise Karaoli, Associate Director, International & Diversity.

All information contained on this page is subject to change without notice. Any information contained herein is provided as a courtesy to our clients and is meant to serve only as an informational summary of existing U.S. government laws, regulations and/or guidance. Nothing on this page should be taken as legal advice.

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