International Student Hiring Process

IUPUI Immigration Bridge Program

We're here to help both students and employers navigate the complex H-1B visa process so recruiters can make excellent international hires, and international students can excel in great jobs.

The IUPUI Immigration Bridge Program was launched by the Kelley School of Business, in a partnership with the IUPUI Office of International Affairs and top immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, to assist international students and recruiters with immigration matters related to employer sponsorship.

While this program does not guarantee a visa sponsorship, visa or employment, it does improve the situation for international students being recruited both on and off campus.

How it works.

Students—not the recruiting companies—initiate the IUPUI Immigration Bridge Program application. Follow the directions below to begin the process. If you have any questions, or want more information, contact Kelley Indianapolis Career Services.

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Students

If you are a student and need U.S. work authorization during the offer phase with an employer, you should start the IUPUI Immigration Bridge Program application.

You must first inform recruiting companies about the program. Once you have discussed the program with recruiters, fill out a brief E-Form. This authorizes Fragomen to initiate legal consultation with your prospective employer. You must tell recruiting companies about the program before filling out the E-Form to gauge their interest in participating.

After you fill out the E-Form, the Office of International Services will contact the recruiting company for permission to have Fragomen begin the discovery process with the company.

Fragomen will contact you and your recruiting company with a questionnaire.

Note: The visa process can take several months, depending on Federal Government timetables, with no guarantee of securing an H-1B visa. Employers will cover the full cost of the H-1B visa process.

Employers

After you complete the first round of interviews and have a strong interest in hiring an international student, you can begin working with Fragomen to help with the H-1B visa application process.

The graduating student must fill out a brief E-form with the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.

This office will then email you, the recruiter, for permission to have the Fragomen law firm contact you to begin the process.

With your permission, Fragomen will begin by sending you a questionnaire about the position and your firm’s needs.

Note: The H-1B application process can take several months, depending on Federal Government timetables with no guarantee of securing an H-1B visa. Employers will cover the full cost of the H-1B process.