Yeah, the issue is kinda hot these days. A co-worker who graduated from Kellogg in 2004ish mentioned the issue to me recently. He said back in the day, the quota would be filled in about 2 months. He said I should consider b and c options.
My plans do not necessarily mean I need to stay in the US, I'd rather work overseas for a US-based company if given the opportunity. Or if my entrepreneurship project gathers momentum I'll set up camp anywhere and travel extensively.
My advice to other internationals: think twice if the only way for you to pay for your loans is by working in the US after graduation.
For me, a really bad combination would be:
a) International student without a green card.
b) Attending a Tier II school with only regional reputation (i.e.: no significant opportunities outside the US).
c) Student incurring on significant loans to attend such school.
I guess the ranking in the post below has gained more significance, now, hasn't it?
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... er+ranking