Immigration Bridge Program
Whether you are an employer or international student, the Immigration Bridge Program will help you navigate the complex visa process. Recruiters can make excellent international hires and international students can excel in great jobs.
Immigration Bridge is a proactive partnership between IUPUI and a top notch immigration law firm, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey LLP, to assist international students and recruiters with immigration matters related to employer sponsorship. This program was first launched as a partnership between IUPUI's Kelley School of Business and Office of International Affairs, however has expanded to cover all majors at IUPUI.
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.
How the Immigration Bridge Program works:
Students, not the recruiting companies, initiate the Immigration Bridge Program application.
If you are a student and need U.S. work authorization during the offer phase with an employer, you should start the Immigration Bridge Program application only after consulting with your employer.
- Student: Complete the IUPUI Immigration Bridge Program eForm located in your iStart Programs and Events menu. You will be asked to provide your graduation date, OPT information, and information about the employer you either work for or will work for (including a contact name and email address). You should only complete this eForm after you have spoken to your employer and they have agreed to participate.
- Employer: Once the student submits their eForm, you will be contacted by IUPUI via email. You will need to confirm that you agree to be contacted and preferred contact information.
- IUPUI: After the employer has responded, IUPUI will send the preferred contact information of the employer to Fragomen.
- Fragomen: A representative from Fragomen will contact the employer with information on process and rates.