If you have a position that you would like shared with the MFE students at Haas, please contact our office. We will work with you to get the word out quickly to our students. Note that before you call, it helps to have the following:
Hosting on-campus interviews is one convenient and efficient way to meet our students. Our office can help you pick a date, select an invite list and choose the schedule that will accommodate both your travel plans and our students' classes:
You pre-select students to interview based on the resume book or other means (i.e. phone interviews).
You allow students to compete for interview spots by submitting a proposal, cover letter and resume, or by taking a preliminary exam.
You pre-select some candidates, and then allow students to compete for remaining spaces.
If it's not possible for you to visit Berkeley, our office can assist in coordinating interviews off-campus. We hold career fairs in several major cities throughout the year where you could arrange to meet students, and we also have videoconferencing facilities.
Since firms have different timetables for scheduling advanced interviews, we ask that you keep an open line of communication with the MFE office and the students about their candidacy at each stage of your process. Although the timeline is ultimately your decision, we ask that you give students 1-2 weeks to consider your offer.
We encourage you to include international students on your interview schedules for both domestic and international positions. It is not difficult to hire an international student. Work permission for internships is authorized by officials on the Berkeley campus without employer involvement. The students are eligible to apply for their Social Security Numbers starting 30 days before they begin their CPT, provided they have an offer in hand (the offer is a requirement for obtaining the SSN). Since CPT will begin October 19, they would be able to start the application in mid-September. Information regarding social security is available at: internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/social_security. Graduating students work for one year under the practical training provision of their visa while the employer applies for the H-1B visa to extend work eligibility. A complete explanation of the H-1B visa process is available at www.bcis.gov.