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For Graduate Visa Holders From Ireland

Helping Our Future. One Opportunity at a Time.

The Irish Business Organization (IBO) of New York is committed to continuing the legacy of the Irish in New York with our support of J-1 Graduate Visa holders from Ireland seeking employment in this great city. 

The J-1 Visa is a non-immigrant visa that offers cultural and educational exchange opportunities in the United States. 

Given the IBO’s extensive network of professionals across an array of industries, we believe we can be of assistance to J-1 Graduate Visa holders through our expanding J-1 initiative.  Click here for a PDF from the Rian Immigrant Center in Boston with information for employers.

Joining the IBO

The IBO proudly offers a discounted member rate of only US$25 for current J-1 Graduate Visa holders.  This membership entitles each member to:

  • In-person evening events with featured guests and lively networking to expand your connections at various locations throughout Manhattan

  • Virtual breakfast meetings with featured guests and the opportunity to introduce yourself both verbally and in the chat which is shared with all attendees post-meeting

  • Listing in our members-only directory

  • Listing in our J-1 directory for those actively seeking employment

For general questions about IBO membership, please email

The IBO J-1 Directory

In addition to a general members-only directory, the IBO offers a separate directory exclusively for J-1 Graduate Visa holders seeking employment. IBO members (and potential employers!) have access to degrees, accreditation, industry, and job desired of all J-1s included. Direct and private messaging is available between members. The J-1 Directory is featured in the dropdown of the main menu on our website and is included in our monthly e-newsletter as well as its own monthly e-blast.

The J-1 Workshop: “Get Organized, Get Connected and Get Noticed”

Our inaugural IBO J-1 Workshop was a wonderful success!  Organizers Seán O'Dowd, Tom Matteo, Ciara Brady and Colleen Berry Conway shared insights with dozens of attendees on how to best prepare before they leave Ireland to maximize their chances of landing a job.

Here we share a PDF of key takeaways we created to highlight some of the best practices discussed during our workshop.  

We are also pleased to sure a full recording of our virtual workshop for those who couldn't attend or those who want to rewatch and refresh.

If you have not already become a J-1 Graduate Visa holder member of the IBO, please consider joining at a discounted rate of only US$25.  Membership is not required to attend our J-1 workshops but there are many other benefits to joining our organization!

Other Questions?

For general questions about the IBO J-1 initiative, please email

WE THANK OUR ANNUAL Partners & Sponsors

IBO Sponsor Bank of Ireland

IBO Sponsor Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme

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of New York, Inc.

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