Below are the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) for the H1B Accelerator Program.

The purpose of the H1B Accelerator Program is to teach international students how to navigate a the H1B job search. International students who complete the program will know how to stand out, engage, and connect with American professionals and employers.

The H1B Accelerator Program teaches international students studying in the US how to:

  • Find companies that sponsor
  • Stand out to American employers
  • Build a network of American and international professionals
  • Interview in the US

BASIC FAQ

Who is this course for?

This course is for graduating international students who are currently studying in the US. Admissions priority will be given to graduating international students who are currently studying in the US.

Students who are not graduating, students outside the US, and professionals are welcome to apply and participate. However, they will not be given priority in the admissions process.

Does this course provide introductions to H1B companies?

No. This course does not provide introductions to companies. In American culture, students and professionals are expected to ask for introductions as part of the networking process.

Are graduates of this course guaranteed an H1B visa?

No. The H1B visa is only available through sponsoring companies. The H1B visa is allocated by lottery. Review the H1B process here. It is not possible for any organization to promise an H1B visa.

This course doesn’t guarantee employment or an H1B visa. It is a training course designed to teach international students how to search for a job in the US.

Is there a certificate for finishing this course?

No. This course is designed to teach you cultural and job skills, as well as job search strategy.

Can I move ahead in this course and complete all the units at once?

The H1B Accelerator Program releases one unit weekly by email to reduce your job search stress. If you would like access to units all at once, contact your instructor to make arrangements.

What is the list of 300 Companies that Sponsor H1B list?

The H1B Accelerator Program includes a list of 300 companies that sponsor H1B. This list is collected from data released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is overseen by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

H1B Jobs List

The H1B Accelerator Program includes a list of 300 companies that sponsor H1B. This list is collected from data released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is overseen by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The USCIS releases data on companies that have applied for H1B. The US government does not provide a list of companies that receive H1B.

The Top 300 companies that sponsor H1B list is a curated list of companies based on the data from the USCIS. The list is mostly STEM-related companies, many of which are enterprise tech companies. The list does not contain IT Staffing or Outsourcing companies due to their higher rate of H1B rejection. Most companies hire for STEM positions – students who are not in a STEM field will not find as many opportunities as those who are in STEM majors.

International students in the H1B Accelerator Program get access to a searchable Google Spreadsheet with 300 companies that sponsor. However, copying and downloading is disabled on the spreadsheet. Students will not be able to copy the content or download the full list.

The list is fully searchable and students have the ability to use filters to sort the data.

Why isn’t the spreadsheet/H1B Company List downloadable?

The copy and download features are disabled to prevent copying the data list.

ADMISSIONS FAQ

When do applications open for the H1B Accelerator Program?

Applications open one week before the start of each cohort. Applications are open for three days. Students are notified of acceptance within 24 hours of application. Student must pay full amount to confirm

When does the H1B Accelerator Program start?

Program start dates:

  • April 6, 2019
  • June 1, 2019
  • August 10, 2019

Each cohort is limited to 100 international students.

How do I apply for the program?

All interested students must apply to gain admission to the H1B program. Admission is on a first come, first pay basis. The first students to pay the program fee after acceptance are the first officially admitted students.

After 100 students have paid, the program is full for that cohort.

What happens if the program is full?

If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist and notified during the next open application period. You will not need to reapply but you will need to pay the program fee to be admitted for the next start date.

Where do I receive application information?

Students sign up on H1B Accelerator Program page. All students who are signed up receive notification one week before applications open. Applications are open for three days only.

What information is collected in the application process?

We ask for your first and last name, university, graduation year, industry of interest, job interests. We ask for your LinkedIn profile as well.

We ask two open questions. Each question should be well written and convey your job search goals.

We do not share your application data with anyone else. We do not sell your data. See our privacy policy.

What are the qualifications to be accepted?

We are looking for international students who:

  • Graduating in 2019
  • Are looking for a job in the US
  • Communicate comfortably in spoken and written English
  • Can define what industry and roles are of interest to them
  • Are curious about American business culture

When will I know if I am accepted?

Acceptance notification go out within 48 hours of the application close date. Applications are only open for 72 hours (3 days).

What if I don’t like it?

If you don’t like the H1B Accelerator Program you have 30 days from initial enrollment to cancel and receive a full refund. There are no refunds after 30 days.

SCHOLARSHIP FAQ

How does the scholarship process work?

There is one scholarship available for each cohort. The scholarship is a free access pass to the H1B Accelerator Program ($147 value).

Students who indicate they are interested in the scholarship on the application will be entered for consideration.

Students must complete the application to be considered.

The scholarship winner will be decided by lottery. The selection process is random (much like the H1B).