Think Globally

Opening job opportunities to international students considerably broadens your pool of exceptional candidates.

At Stanford Graduate School of Business, each applicant is evaluated entirely on his or her own merit. We seek the most promising students in terms of intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions. On this basis, international students holding non-U.S. passports comprise over a third of our student population.

Your organization’s global competencies are critical for success in an increasingly global marketplace. Recognizing the unique value that international talent can bring to organizations, we are more committed than ever to attracting international students and to optimizing their job opportunities in the U.S. and overseas. They are a pool of uniquely talented professionals we encourage you to embrace.

We recognize that there are misperceptions regarding the U.S. immigration system among some employers considering hiring international students for U.S roles. In light of that, we want to give you a quick overview of some of the visa options to consider.

Visa Options for Students and Recent Grads

The intent of this material is to provide general education. This material is not intended as advice, nor should you rely on it as such. People should not act on this general information without first conferring with their own advisers, legal or otherwise. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, its officers, trustees, faculty, agents, representatives, volunteers, students, and employees assume no responsibility for the accuracy of any information that may be offered here and likewise assume no liability for any actions taken as a result of this session or materials distributed during this session.

We are not able to advise students or employers on visa types outside of the F-1 and J-1 status. Employers are advised to consult with an experienced immigration attorney. We have long-standing relationships with immigration attorneys who can help you evaluate various visa paths and your recruiting relationship manager is happy to facilitate introductions.