The dedicated staff of the Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Development Center strives to connect you with outstanding students to meet your hiring needs, including full-time employment, part-time positions, and internships.The Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Development Center can help you recruit and engage students in any or all of the following ways:
The Walton College offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Transportation and Logistics, and General Business. Walton College students also have the option to complete a minor in the following areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Transportation and Logistics, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Financial Economics. For more information on these programs, visit the Walton College Academics page. Our students participate in a total education including classroom learning and real-world work experience. Upon graduation, many students have earned a degree as well as 3-4 semesters of degree-related work experience.
The Walton College also offers the following graduate degrees:
For more information on Walton College graduate degrees, please click here.
Internships and Cooperative Education
If you need students to fill an internship or part-time position, the Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Development Center can help! Please email a job description to Tommi Featherston at email@example.com. We will post the position in CareerLink and help you find an outstanding student to fill your needs. For help with hiring interns, view our Six Step to Hiring Interns page.
Also, please read through Garrison Financial Institute's "Looking for a Top Intern" brochure to learn about hiring some of Walton College's best and brightest!
Students working at a job or internship that pertains to their business major or minor may be eligible to receive academic credit through Cooperative Education (Co-op). Students must meet the following academic eligibility requirements to participate in Co-op:
Benefits of Co-op to Your Organization:
On-going Co-op surveys indicate our students are eager to learn from the job, take on increasing levels of responsibility, and use their job knowledge, skills & academic theory to contribute to the Co-op Employer.
Leadership Walton is a professional development program for Walton College students offered by the Walton College Career Center in partnership with Undergraduate Programs.
Leadership Walton students volunteer for multiple community service projects each year, in addition to participating in career development activities and attending academic lectures and guest speakers. The group has adopted Scull Creek Trail in Fayetteville, as well as a small garden outside the Walton College of Business. Leadership Walton has also collected donations for the Fayetteville Senior Center, the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, the Veteran's Hospital and the Northwest Arkansas Children's House.
Visit the Leadership Walton homepage to find out more about the program and student involvement.
Summer Internships: International students are eligible to work in the United States as summer interns with no additional expense or work on your part. The only requirement from your firm is an offer letter stating employment dates, location of employment, and description of employment duties. There is no requirement that U.S. citizen applicants be recruited for intern positions before international applicants.
Full-time Employment: Most international students who complete a U.S. degree are eligible for 12 to 18 months of employment in the United States for "practical or academic training" experience under a student visa. It is not necessary for students to change their visa status for a full-time job under this type of employment, and no action is required on your part to enable students with the student visa to start work immediately. The student will have an Employment Authorization Document as proof of employability.
Long-term Employment: With the H-1B or Temporary Worker visa application, international students are eligible for up to an additional six years of employment in the United States with your firm. The employee and employer apply for the H-1B for an initial three years of professional employment. The H-1B requires the employee to continue working for the company that petitioned for the H-1B. After the initial three year period, the visa may be extended for another three years.
Application for the H-1B is made by the employer through the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services a few months before practical training expires. An approved labor condition application from the Department of Labor and the Immigration and Naturalization Service must be obtained first.
It is possible and not uncommon for employers to want to retain a recent graduate past the time allowed by the H-1B visa. One of the several options available is for you to make an application to the Department of Labor and the Immigration and Naturalization Service for permanent resident status on the employer's behalf. This is an involved process that requires expert legal advice.
Please read through the University of Arkansas' Employer's Guide to Hiring International Students. Employers are encouraged to consult the University of Arkansas' International Programs Office at 479.575.5003, if assistance is needed with this process.