Each year, international students comprise approximately 30% of the Darden student body. Darden attracts students who graduated from premier global universities with incredible global and local market knowledge. Many of our international students have work experience at top companies abroad and in the United States. We know you would not want to miss out on this talent and therefore offer the following ways to recruit and get to know Darden’s international capabilities:
Recruit at Darden — Please let your employer relations manager know if you have special work authorization requirements. Refer to additional facts (below) on hiring an international student.
Meet Students on an International Trek
Darden students annually visit companies in several countries with the idea of possible working in their home country. Please let us know if you are interested in hosting a group of students at your company. If you are interested in being a part of a trek, please contact us for more information.
Student international clubs as well as the Career Development center assemble résumé books exclusively for students seeking international opportunities. These books are available for any specific geography, industry or work authorization.
Connect with Students via Technology
Employers can conduct company briefings, networking and interviewing via video conferencing. Contact the Career Development Center to make arrangements.
Partner with Faculty on an International Class or Case Writing
Each year, members of the Darden faculty lead students on Global Business 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.
Share Your International Recruiting Contacts with Us
If you would like us to contact your international recruiting contacts to establish a personal relationship with your company, please e-mail us.
For all the opportunities mentioned above, Darden has a dedicated resource. Please contact Denise Karaoli, assistant director, International Programs and Opportunities.
Facts on Hiring International Students
- 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.
Please click on this link for additional information about other working visas.
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.