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Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Career Services

Immigration Bridge Program

Helping navigate the international hiring process.

Whether you are an employer or international student, the Immigration Bridge Program, launched by the Kelley School of Business, will help you navigate the complex H-1B visa process—so recruiters can make excellent international hires, and international students can excel in great jobs.

Immigration Bridge is a proactive partnership between Kelley, the IU Office of International Services, and a 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 the Immigration Bridge Program works:

Students—not the recruiting companies—initiate the Immigration Bridge Program application.

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

  1. 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. Fragomen will contact you and your recruiting company with a questionnaire.

If you have any questions, or want more information, contact Paul Binder, associate director of Graduate Career Services at the Kelley School of Business.