Olin is home to many international students from more than 30 countries. Our international students are among the top scholars in their home countries and bring first-hand knowledge of global business practices and customs. Investing in these students gives your organization a wealth of assets and experiences that are invaluable to conducting business in a world marketplace and adds to your workplace diversity. Advantages of Hiring an International Intern or Graduate
- Fluency in multiple languages
- Cross-cultural skills that come from exposure to different social customs and management practices
- Global business perspective and rich international work experience
- Enthusiasm, management expertise, teamwork, and communication and analytical skills that you'll find in all Olin students
International students enrolled at Washington University generally hold an F-1 visa or a J-1 visa.
- International Students Are Fully U.S. Work-Authorized for Summer Internships: International students are eligible to work in the United States as summer interns, with no additional expense or work on your part. The only requirement from your firm is an offer letter. There is no requirement that U.S. citizen applicants be recruited for intern positions before international applicants.
- International Students Are Fully U.S. Work-Authorized for Full-Time Employment: Most international students who complete a U.S. degree are eligible for 12 to 18 months of employment in the United States for "practical or academic training." No action is required on your part to enable students with the student visa to start work immediately. The student will have an Employment Authorization Document as proof of employability.
- International Students Are Eligible for Long-term Employment: The H-1B or Temporary Specialty Worker visa allows international students to continue working for you without interruption for up to six more years. Application for the H-1B is made through the Department of Labor and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For most firms, there is no requirement that U.S. citizen applicants be recruited for H1-B positions before international applicants.