Hiring International Students

Organizations today are connected globally, and those who hire international students have a competitive advantage. International students bring great value to any organization and contribute to its success in many ways. International Engineering and Computer Science students in particular help increase the talent pool in an in-demand labor market.

There are misconceptions about hiring international students. In reality, it is not much different than hiring a U.S. Citizen. The information provided below can help to clarify the aspects of hiring international students and can help your organization with regard to U.S. immigration policies.

CPT & OPT

Hiring International Students
  • International students are authorized by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) to work under CPT (Curricular Practical Training) for internships during during the course of their studies and also OPT (Optional Practical Training) for internships and jobs after completion of their degrees.
  • In terms of process and cost, students own the responsibility of completing the paperwork and submitting it to USCIS. In OPT cases, employers provide details on how their positions will train students for career advancement.
  • There is no need for employers to apply for or sponsor any visas during CPT and OPT periods.

International Hiring FAQs