The Wisconsin School of Business attracts top international students from around the world. Companies and organizations like yours have benefited from tapping into our select pool of international MBA graduates. Wisconsin School of Business international students can provide many advantages to your firm, including:
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International students need not be permanent residents (green card holders) to work in the United States. It is perfectly legal for you to hire a foreign national as long as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has granted specific work authorization.
To hire international students for an internship position, your organization will follow the same process you typically do to hire any student. Most international students attending UW-Madison have an F-1 student visa, which allows them to work as interns during the summer months or part time during the academic semester. Students who have secured internships can apply for work permission called Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through UW-Madison’s International Student Services office (ISS).
For full-time positions, international students studying on an F-1 visa may be authorized to work on Optional Practical Training (OPT) for a total of 12 months. In addition, a smaller number of students hold J-1 visas that allow them to work in the U.S. for up to 18 months. In either case, the student works with ISS at UW-Madison to complete the paperwork.
If your company would like to hire international students for long-term assignments in the U.S., you may sponsor them on H-1B visas. The limited H-1B visa is available to foreign nationals who have at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and will be working in a job that requires at least a bachelor’s degree and is related to the student’s field of study. This visa will allow for up to six years of employment. Typically, international students will work for an employer on OPT status for the first year, allowing the employer sufficient time to go through the process to obtain the H-1B visa. Information on how your firm may sponsor a student can also be found on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.
Here are some best practices to keep in mind when recruiting international students:
The Wisconsin MBA Program specializations in supply chain management, as well as operations and technology management, have received the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in recognition of the quantitative approach to learning in this specialization.
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