11/21/13

Found this while monkeying around and looking at MSF and MMS a while ago, thought it would be helpful for fellow international students. Kudos to folks at McIntire who compiled this list.

http://commerce.virginia.edu/careerservices/Do...

I've also attached a different version of the list. Same title, but different list with some different companies.

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11/21/13

I'm sure a lot of WSO's international users will find that helpful, thanks for sharing

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11/21/13

I am an international student and this is very helpful because in case I do not get into investment banks, I need something else to do. Thanks OP!!

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11/21/13

are you by any chance from eastern europe?

11/23/13

WallStreet666:

are you by any chance from eastern europe?


Oops, was reading on my phone and that "In reply.." didn't show.

@blueslord2910: Are you from VN?

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11/21/13

Wells Fargo doesn't sponsor visas

11/21/13

True, wells is the only BB that doesnt sponsor visa.
@WST666: I'm not from Europe

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11/21/13

oh, sorry man, but I was actually asking this to @Ambani :)

11/21/13

Asia

"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

11/21/13

and I go to a semi-target in Massachusetts

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11/21/13

VN= Vietnam

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11/23/13

I found this a few days ago. It covers all industries/employers but may give additional information about volume, status.

http://myvisajobs.com/Reports/2013-H1B-Visa-Sponsor.aspx

  • Anonymous Monkey
  • 10/10/15

thanks

11/26/13

My impression as I dig through their data is that myvisajobs' list is more about sponsoring employees at the higher level.

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10/10/15

anyone please? T T

10/10/15

i know Barclays sponsored H1 for a friend post MBA in sales & trading

10/10/15

thank you for the information..i am looking for undergraduate summer internship though, which I guess makes firms even less likely to sponsor Visa for me

10/10/15

Do you trade on your own account?

10/10/15

yes i do, i have about $8,000 in my account currently..

10/10/15

Sorry if stupid question but where do you live?

10/10/15

my school is in chicago which is fortunate for me since there are lot of prop trading firms around here..i think a lot of them don't sponsor Visa though...

10/10/15

aha okay, but you are not from the US, hence you need working permit / Visa?

10/10/15

aha okay, but you are not from the US, hence you need working permit / Visa?

10/10/15

Sorry if stupid question but where do you live?

10/10/15

i decided to expand my search to include market making positions and it seems OPT allows quantitative majors to work without Visa for 28 months? does anyone with international background have any experience with OPT??

10/10/15

Yes, being on a Visa definitely cuts down your list of opportunities. I would focus on the larger firms like the ones you mentioned. If you have quant (programming) skills that will definitely make your life easier as firms are much more willing to sponsor if you have that skill set. Eg. Firms like AQR, Point72 (SAC), 2 sigma.

10/10/15

Definitely include market making firms to expand your base- Optiver, Flow, CTC, SIG, Group One Trading. They have structured training programs for full time hires and also provide internships. Pretty sure most of them sponsor. Also re. OPT look at the below from http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/immig/fvisa/f...

Special 17-month STEM Extension
General Information
Definition of STEM OPT
Practical work experience in your field of study, typically after completion of a degree for a maximum of 29 months (12 months of "regular" OPT with a 17-month extension possible).
Eligibility Criteria for the 17-month OPT extension
Students who have already been approved for 12 months of post-completion OPT; and
Who have earned a degree in a field included on the U.S. Government's list of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields; and
Who are employed in a job directly related to his/her field of study; and
Who are working for an employer that is enrolled in the U.S. Government's E-Verify program.
Please Note: All four of the above criteria must be met in order for a student to be eligible for the 17-month OPT extension.

10/10/15

thank you for your reply lot of really useful information and advice
i will make sure to look into the firms you mentioned!

10/10/15

Another international here. Most (if not all) BBs sponsor Visa. I was in your shoes a couple of yrs ago, so PM me if you need more info( though I do not think I have that much info, since you already know OPT and a list of firms sponsoring Visa)

10/10/15

glad to find someone who was in similar situation..hopefully things will work out thank you for your offer to help i will pm you if any question arises

10/10/15

OPT does not require sponsorship. It's needed when you apply for H1B which your firm will have to fill after your OPT Visa expires (1 year). Keep in mind that the OPT Visa holders have a 20,000 priority over the 60,000 maximum cap.

10/10/15

It is very hard for international to enter into Prop shop. All the internationals I know are in BB right now.

10/10/15

Looking for trading too

10/10/15

Do you guys know if it's possible for us to do a STEM extension for doing an ibanking job at a BB ....

11/26/13

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