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Hire Rady Students

We understand that the cost of talent acquisition can be high. Rest assured that when hiring a Rady student you are bringing on a business professional who not only has the quantitative technical skills needed in today’s digital economy, but also the communication and problem-solving skills necessary to thrive in a team-centered environment.

How to Hire Rady:


Companies can post full-time, part-time and internship positions on 12Twenty. When posting a position, you have the ability to indicate the number of years of desired/ required post-master’s in business work experience. Please click the links below for instructions on how to:


Benefits of Hiring International Students

Whether you do business in the United States or elsewhere, an international workforce can give your organization a competitive edge. With their cross-cultural business acumen, language skills and global experience, international students at Rady can contribute to your organization in many ways. International students are permitted to work as summer interns, as well as full-time employees, after obtaining the required employment authorizations. All of our graduate degree programs are STEM-designated, which allows for three years of post-graduation work in the U.S. through Optional Practical Training (OPT) before needing Visa sponsorship.

Internships (CPT)

There are no restrictions for international students (except H-4 visas) to work as summer interns and/or second-year interns in the United States. Students will work under Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Applying for CPT is an easy process for students, and the employer is only required to provide an offer letter. Students work directly with the Rady Graduate Career Management Center and the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) at UC San Diego to process the necessary paperwork.

Post-Graduate Employment (OPT/STEM OPT)

Upon graduation, international students have two options to gain permission to work in the United States. All students are eligible to apply for 12-month Optional Practical Training. Graduates of STEM-designated programs may subsequently apply for a 24-month extension of the post-completion OPT employment authorization for a total of 36 months. OPT is for those students holding an F-1 visa; they do not need a job offer letter for authorization as the student will apply for authorization three months prior to graduation.

The H-1B authorizes the student to work in the United States for three years and is renewable one time for a total of up to six years. In this case, the employer will need to assist the student with the application process. UC San Diego’s International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) can provide additional information on the visa process.

Hiring Undergraduate UC San Diego Business Students: Please visit the UC San Diego main campus Career Center.

Note: The closest business majors for undergraduates are International Studies–International Business, Business Psychology, and Business Economics. There are also several business minors that are provided career support via the main campus career center. These minors include:

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Recruiting Policies

Policies around recruiting and hiring help create an equitable process for all stakeholders involved in the process, including employers and candidates. The Rady Career Management Center follows the guidelines outlined in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Professional Standards for University Relations & Recruiting. We expect our employer partners to follow these guidelines as well, regardless of the channel used to recruit Rady students and alumni.

In addition, the Rady Career Management Center adheres to recruiting and employer policies set by the central UC San Diego Career Center.

Employment Outcomes

The Rady Graduate Career Management Center follows the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance Standards for Reporting Employment Statistics. If you have any questions about the information, please email the Rady Graduate Career Management Center.

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