UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

International Students

Employment of International Students

A small percentage of our international students obtain full-time positions in accounting through the MAC on-campus recruiting process. Those who are the most successful:

  • Demonstrate a very strong fluency in English
  • Are generally extroverted in personality style
  • Are very comfortable with and have a clear understanding of U.S. culture

 

Students who do not possess these qualities will likely have difficulty obtaining a position in the U.S. through our on-campus interview process.  Admitted students will be provided with a Career Services Compliance Form with more information regarding the career search process.  This form is a requirement for enrollment in the MAC Program.

International Students Holding Visas With Employment Restrictions

Most international students in F-1 or J-1 status may accept short-term employment for up to 12 months. There are no costs to the employer for this process.

  • The employment must be for “practical training” purposes.
  • The student must get prior approval from the International Student Advisor.
  • Students must also get an Employment Authorization Document prior to the start of employment.

International students may also qualify for an H-1B visa. This allows them to work in the U.S. for up to six years.

  • The employer must submit the visa petition and pay filing fees.
  • Processing times for H-1B visas vary. “Premium Processing” is an option if the position and employee qualify. For timely processing, this option is strongly encouraged.
  • Many employers choose to engage an attorney to help with H-1B visa or permanent residency petitions.

Visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website at http://www.uscis.gov and choose “For Employers.”

If you have further questions, please contact Jessica Larson, International Student & Scholar Advisor, at 919.962.0923 or . You also may visit International Student and Scholar Services on the Web at http://global.unc.edu/isss.

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