International Students

In today's global marketplace, your international background can be a huge advantage

More than a third of Kelley's graduate population comes from outside of the United States. Our career coaches understand the differences in how companies recruit in the U.S. and overseas. We'll work one-on-one with you to perfect your personal story, help you identify aspects of your previous experiences that give you a strategic advantage, and teach you techniques for networking and interviewing—whether you seek a job within the U.S. or abroad.

Kelley offers a wide range of resources for international students to help them manage the transition to the United States. Here are a few tips:

  • Discuss your career options with your career coach before you arrive on campus.
  • Practice English with our Intensive English Program.
  • Improve your networking, leadership, and communication skills during the first semester's Leadership, Professional, and Career Development programming.
International graduate students at Kelley enjoy the same overall offer rate as domestic students.

The Immigration Bridge Program®

The Immigration Bridge Program® will help you navigate the complex H-1B visa process—so you can excel in great jobs.

Immigration Bridge is a proactive partnership between the Kelley School of Business, 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.

For more information on the Immigration Bridge Program®, please contact Nina Camfield, Associate Director of Corporate Relations for Graduate Career Services, at or view the Student Fact Sheet.

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 IU Office of International Services will contact the recruiting company for permission to have Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, a top international law firm, begin the discovery process with the company.
  3. Fragomen will contact you and your recruiting company with a questionnaire.

Learning How to Network in the U.S.

Learning how to network can be intimidating, especially if it’s literally a foreign concept to you. Watch the video to see how Karan Wilson, MBA’17, learned to connect across cultures.