Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ectalent?

Ectalent is a Silicon Valley Company that finds the best early career talent from leading international universities and brings them to the U.S. for year-long placement in high-growth tech companies in Silicon Valley.

How do I submit an application?

To apply, simply fill out the application form. Don’t forget to include most recent copy of your resume with the cover letter.

Do you charge ECTs for the program?

Our ECTs pay no fees. On the contrary, they get paid for their placement. We provide our ECTs with free visa processing, free international travel, generous housing allowance, top-of-the-line benefits and a salary.

What kind of applicants are you looking for?

We are looking for top computer science, engineering, bio-tech, marketing and business students as well as recent graduates who are looking to make a difference. If you are passionate, enthusiastic and committed to moving technology forward – apply here .

How long is the Ectalent placement program?

The ECT placement typically runs for 1 year, but that could vary depending on each case. We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis.

What kind of companies do you place ECTs with?

Most of our international ECTs are placed with mid-size and large multinational companies in Silicon Valley, more specifically San Francisco, Bay Area. However, we do have a number of opportunities with fast-growing startups and smaller hi-tech companies, too.

Which universities do you recruit from?

If you are a top student or recent grad and your university is recognized as one of the top technical schools in your country, you should apply. You will need to supply us with a professor or Dean for reference and we will work with your University to establish a relationship.

I am not a student. Can I still apply?

Yes, Ectalent accepts applications from undergraduate and graduate students that are pursuing BS/BEng, MS/MEng or PhD degrees in accredited universities, as well as recent grads that have graduated within the past year.

Why do I have to be recommended by my university?

We want to make sure that our ECTs are absolutely the best. As part of our interview process, we work with university staff to verify that you are among the top students or recent grads from your school.

My University wants to offer a U.S. ECT program. Who do I talk to about it?

Please use the contact us form, or email us directly at “”, and we will be happy to explore partnership opportunities.

My company wants to offer an international ECT placement program. Who do I talk to about it?

Please use the contact us  form, or email us directly at, and we will be happy to explore partnership opportunities.

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