Recruiters & Career - Recruit Darden Talent - International Recruiting

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Recruiters & Career - Recruit Darden Talent - International Recruiting

International Recruiting

Darden’s world-class international students bring experience from top multinational companies around the globe, are graduates of premier international universities, and possess incredible knowledge of global and regional markets.

Meet Darden’s World-Class International Students

International students make up approximately 30 percent of the Darden student body, representing three dozen or more countries per class. These students seek opportunities in the U.S. and abroad and are authorized to work in the U.S. for summer and full-time employment with Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

If you or your company has questions regarding recruiting international students, please contact Denise Karaoli, director of international student careers.

Hiring International Students for US Positions


Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training

International students on F-1 status are authorized to work in the United States for summer internships by using Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and one year of full-time employment after graduation by using Optional Practical Training (OPT).

H-1B Visa Sponsorship

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.

Hiring for International Positions

  • Video Distance Recruiting


    Employers can conduct company briefings, office hours, networking and interviewing via video conferencing. Please contact Darden's employer engagement and recruiting staff to identify potential available dates and to schedule.

  • Targeted Postings


    Post job opportunities that are sent directly to your specific geographic population. You can post through Darden's recruiting platform, Darden Career Link, or by emailing [email protected].

  • International Resume Book


    Access resume books exclusively for students seeking international opportunities. These books are available for any specific geography, industry or home country work authorization. Contact Denise Karaoli for more information.