In some cases, companies might be looking for international workers
Most of the international students I speak to are quite nervous, because they feel like they’re pestering, that they don’t have a good enough portfolio. They can get really scared and then they don’t try.
But remember: If an agency already has a licence for international workers, they might have to fill that slot every year. For example, some companies with a license are given a slot for three or four people annually. They have to use it, otherwise it’s a waste of time and resources.
Be honest with the company
For me, I think there’s nothing wrong with asking for a visa, because you have to put it all out there. Be upfront and honest about it. There’s nothing you need to be sorry about.
If you’re applying for a full-time job, I think it’s good to state that early on. But if you’re a student looking for an internship, you don’t need to mention anything about the visa at that stage.
Let’s say you finish your studies in January, but then your visa runs up until later in the year. During that time you still can do internships and work experience, or even work in a junior role.