Tuck COVID-19 Information and Campus Updates

Policies

Tuck’s recruiting policies are intended to meet the needs of both recruiters and students and are similar to policies held by other MBA programs. They apply to any organization recruiting a Tuck student, regardless of whether the company is involved in campus recruiting activities or not. The intention of these policies is to create an environment where students can make informed decisions and to establish a fair and equitable recruiting landscape for all.

JOB-OFFER RESPONSE TIME POLICY

Tuck’s policy on job-offer response time is intended to meet the needs of both recruiters and students, and is similar to policies held by other MBA programs.

Second-Year Students

The second-year offer response deadline for job offers received at the conclusion of a summer internship or during the fall term is November 30, 2021 or three weeks from the offer date, whichever is longer. Offers received at other times throughout the school year must be held open for two weeks from the offer date. Offers must remain open and fundamentally unchanged during this time.* Students may accept an offer sooner, but must not be obligated to do so.

Full-time return offers extended prior to the start of an internship must be left open for at least three weeks after the conclusion of the internship.*

*Bonuses or other incentives for earlier acceptance are allowed.

First-Year Students

The first-year deadline for internship offers received during fall term or as part of campus interviews in January is February 11, 2022 or three weeks from the offer date, whichever is longer. Offers received at other times throughout the school year must be held open for two weeks from the offer date. 

Offers must remain open and fundamentally unchanged during this time.* Students may accept an offer sooner, but must not be obligated to do so. 

*Bonuses or other incentives for earlier acceptance are allowed. 


CANCELLATIONS

Please alert Tuck Career Services as soon as possible if you need to cancel your events. We will work with you to reschedule, if possible, and assist with notifying students.


HIRING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Are international students legally authorized to work in the U.S.?

Yes, international students in F-1 status may qualify for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during the summer internship period and may be eligible for F-1 post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for up to 12 months following degree completion. Students with an MBA concentration in a STEM field of study may be eligible for an extension of OPT for an additional 24 months under the STEM OPT provisions.

Do I have to complete any paperwork for CPT, OPT OR AT?

For CPT, the student will work with Dartmouth’s Office of Visa and Immigration Services to obtain work authorization based on a qualifying internship. For post-completion OPT, the student will apply for work authorization directly with the Department of Homeland Security. There is no paperwork required from the employer. 

For the STEM OPT extension, the student and the employer must complete the Form I-983 STEM OPT Training Plan prior to the student’s application to the Department of Homeland Security. The employer must be enrolled in the government’s E-Verify Program and must agree to certain reporting obligations throughout the STEM OPT period.  Information for STEM OPT employers can be found on the Study in the States website.

What about long-term employment?

For employment that will extend beyond a student’s post-completion OPT or STEM OPT authorization, an employer would need to explore other employment-based nonimmigrant visa options. The most common temporary worker visa classification, known as the H-1B, can be obtained for up to six years. The H-1B petition process can take several months to complete, although employers have the option to pay an additional filing fee to the Department of Homeland Security for “premium processing” expedited adjudication.  The H-1B category is subject to annual quotas. However, Tuck students have a distinct advantage in that they may be eligible to apply under the advanced degree cap, a separate quota of an additional 20,000 H-1B visa numbers available to beneficiaries who hold Masters and PhD degrees from U.S. institutions. It is advisable to consider seeking legal advice to secure and strategize the very precise and detailed H-1B petition process.

Do students need a green card?

For employment that will extend beyond a student’s post-completion OPT or STEM OPT authorization, an employer would need to explore other employment-based nonimmigrant visa options. The most common temporary worker visa classification, known as the H-1B, can be obtained for up to six years. The H-1B petition process can take several months to complete, although employers have the option to pay an additional filing fee to the Department of Homeland Security for “premium processing” expedited adjudication.  The H-1B category is subject to annual quotas. However, Tuck students have a distinct advantage in that they may be eligible to apply under the advanced degree cap, a separate quota of an additional 20,000 H-1B visa numbers available to beneficiaries who hold Masters and PhD degrees from U.S. institutions. It is advisable to consider seeking legal advice to secure and strategize the very precise and detailed H-1B petition process.