Understanding the Hiring Context

The Business Career Center has received the following feedback about hiring international students:

  • Communication skills are highly important.  Employers want to ensure that new staff joining their organizations will be able to communicate (verbally and in writing) at a professional level.
  • There are a limited number of H1-B visas available.  Employers express concerns about offering international students full-time employment because of H1-B visa scarcity.  As a result, international students face a more challenging internship search as well.
  • Employers want straightforward communication regarding where international students ultimately want to work.  Some employers will offer international students the opportunity to work in a U.S. branch of their companies with the understanding that the new hire will transfer to an office in their home country.  You should be clear on whether or not this is a viable option for you.