Open Your Doors to Top Talent
At Weatherhead, we take pride in our ability to attract a motivated set of professionals, representing a wide array of countries, cultures and ethnicities, to our graduate degree programs. Our international students hail from over 25 countries, bringing with them an enriching variety of perspectives, experiences and expectations reflecting the increasing interconnectedness of our world.
International graduate students offer extensive work experience in multinational organizations and multilingual teams. Companies who hire international students prize their divergent thinking on global issues, cross-cultural awareness of market dynamics, and flexibility when it comes to applying knowledge to today’s competitive, ever-changing business environment.
Weatherhead is ready to help you find your ideal candidate among our domestic and international students. We appreciate the concerns employers have about hiring international students in particular. To that end, we provide services to make the process easier.
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Careers for International Students
We work closely with International Student Services at Case Western Reserve University to proactively advise our international students on questions regarding immigration, work authorization and employment. We take care of most authorization details so students and employers benefit from a seamless process.
Opportunities While in School
Upon completing one academic year (i.e., two full semesters) at Weatherhead, international students on an F-1 visa are legally allowed to seek full- or part-time internship opportunities as part of their Curricular Practical Training (CPT). A prospective employer is only required to provide an offer letter to the student specifying the detailed terms of employment. It is the student's responsibility to have the CPT authorized by the university, a process that typically takes five business days.
Opportunities After Graduation
Upon graduation, international students are legally permitted to pursue up to 12 months of full-time employment in their field of education as part of their Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students typically contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to apply for their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) during the semester before graduation or shortly thereafter.
Recent Employers of International Students
Weatherhead graduates have recently been hired by the following companies:
- airCFO LLC
- Cardinal Health
- Centric Consulting
- Cord Blood Registry
- Deloitte Consulting
- GE Lighting
- Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
- Hackett Group
- OnBase by Hyland
- Laborie Medical Technologies