What Do F-1 Students Do After Graduating From Holy Cross?

Like other Holy Cross graduates, F-1 students achieve at high levels during their undergraduate careers.  But after graduation, what happens?

In recent years our international population has been increasing in numbers and in geographic diversity.  Since 2014 some alums holding F-1 visas have chosen to return to their home countries to accept employment, while others elected to attend graduate school in the U.S. or received authorization to work in the U.S. under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.  

International Holy Cross alums have undertaken graduate studies at the following U.S. universities:

  • Bentley University (*)
  • Boston College (*)
  • Brandeis University 
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Clark University
  • Columbia University (*)
  • Fordham University 
  • Georgetown University
  • The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies 
  • The Ohio State University
  • The New School of Social Work and Social Research 
  • Northeastern Univeristy
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado / Boulder
  • University of Michigan 
  • University of North America
  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
  • University of Vermont 

About 50% of recent international graduates extended their F-1 visas through the OPT program and the STEM-OPT extension for the sciences, engineering, and math.  Their employers include:

  • Bank of America/Merryl Lynch (*)
  • Barclay's Investment Bank
  • Center for Applied Research, Cambridge
  • Coach
  • Cornell University
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Deloitte, New York (*)
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fairmount Hotel, CA
  • Hooli Homes, New York
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York
  • Kaplan
  • Kent School
  • Mandarin Consulting, New York
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • National Development, Newton Lower Falls 
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP New York (*)
  • Protos Capital Management, New York'
  • Scribe America, MA
  • T3 Trading Group, LLC, Boston
  • Tianzil, Inc, NY
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Worcester Market Building LLC, Worcester

(*) more than one alum