Recruitment for internationals

Hi all,

I am not an American and I hope to work in the US, in finance. I will be at a US college this coming year, starting my freshman year.

I hope to attend a US graduate school, possibly for MS in Finance, or MS in Financial Mathematics, or a similar degree. I was wondering whether it is possible / common to be hired as an international student, out of graduate school into US hedge funds? I understand that many hedge funds prefer to hire out of investment banks, but is this possible? I understand that I would need to secure numerous internships, build a good resume and be able to show that I can add true value to the team in which I am placed, if I were to be. But is it impossible for an international student to work in the US after graduating with a Masters degree?

Thank you!