A diverse student body with a global worldview.

Hiring international students from Simon.

To compete in the global economy, companies need smart, competitively trained, global talent. Approximately 60 percent of Simon MS and MBA students are international.

Why you should be hiring international students from Simon.

Multi-Cultural, Multilingual

Familiarity with language, customs, and business practices in emerging markets, coupled with rigorous academic training at Simon, ensures the best qualified candidates for multi-national companies.

World-Class Education

Recruiters and hiring managers from multinational and global companies remark about the intellectual agility, extensive quantitative and analytical training, communication, and teamwork skills of Simon candidates.

Problem-Solving Abilities

Simon international candidates are trained using the Frame, Analyze, Communicate (FACt) approach to solving complex business problems. That distinctive training, combined with their own experience in doing business in other countries, brings unique new perspectives and problem-solving skills to your organization.

Adaptability and Work Ethic

International candidates demonstrate the ability, desire, and perseverance to acculturate and learn in a different country. Simon candidates know how to manage change.

Diversity and Leadership

Simon has recruited talented candidates from over 130 countries, and has developed them to become global leaders and change agents to deliver growth.


Because of the complexities of changing jobs on a work visa, international candidates tend to stay with employers longer. This helps reduce talent recruitment costs, inspires loyalty, and improves retention rates.


STEM-designated programs.

Simon’s Full-Time MBA offers the country’s first STEM MBA option regardless of a student’s specialization. Each of our MS programs are STEM-designated as well.

This enables our international student graduates to extend their Optional Practical Training (OPT) for STEM-designated positions for an additional 24 months—helping bridge the gap between student visa to lottery and allows candidates multiple opportunities for the lottery.

Open configuration options Opportunities for employers.

There are a variety of ways employers can take advantage of the international talent at Simon—both for the short- and long-terms.

Short-term employment

Most international students hold F-1 visas. Under this type of visa, students are eligible for Practical Training—short-term employment in the US (up to 12 to 15 months) in conjunction with their academic program. This arrangement is suitable for either summer interns or graduating students and is easy to facilitate. To hire an international student with an F-1 visa for summer employment (internships) or full-time employment after graduation, the employer simply sends the student an offer letter on official letterhead with the following information:

  • Name and address of employer.
  • Name of intended hire’s immediate supervisor.
  • Position title and brief job description.
  • Beginning and ending dates.
  • Salary.

Students will work in conjunction with the International Services Office (ISO) of the University of Rochester to obtain work authorization.

Short-term US employment post graduation.

Many organizations choose to hire international students for short-term training in the United States followed by permanent employment in either the US or the student’s home country. If you have employment needs outside the US, international students are a great resource. Their global perspective is an asset to any international organization.

Students who hold an F-1 visa and have been enrolled as Full-Time students for the previous nine months can apply for a maximum of 12 months of OPT (or 36 months, if a student has a STEM-designated degree and is in a STEM role) within the US. The student is responsible for all application procedures, so this process is not time-consuming for employers.

Long-term employment

Many international students are such strong candidates that organizations choose to work with them to arrange for long-term employment in the US. Although citizenship situations vary by student, his or her home country, and other factors, most HR departments are familiar with the process involved in obtaining an H-1B visa.

Recruiting opportunities.

As a global business school, Simon has long relied on the latest tech tools to help us connect our students – who hail from nearly 20 different countries - with companies across the globe. Our mission is to match the right graduate with the right employer, regardless of geography. We have a wealth of recruiting opportunities to make this happen, both virtually and right here on the Simon campus. Contact us today to find out how our international students can benefit your organization.

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There are a variety of ways employers can take advantage of the international talent at Simon—both for the short- and long-terms.

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