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[Cross Reference] International Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 May 2007, 01:23
There is quite a heated debate in BW forum about post MBA prospects for international applicants due to visa issues. I thought it would be useful to add a cross-reference so that folks here can chime in.

http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=72118
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2007, 04:40
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?
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2007, 04:59
im european, my worst case scenario is london, so im not particularly worried although i find this us policy quite shortsighted
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2007, 07:11
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im european, my worst case scenario is london, so im not particularly worried although i find this us policy quite shortsighted


Shortsighted? It's really a brilliant policy, see, anybody who's smart and educated and who has anything to contribute, we make it very difficult for them to enter the country. But then anybody who wants to enter from Mexico and get involved in organized crime, or to simply collect welfare and other social benefits is welcome, they just need to climb over a little chain link fence.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2007, 11:59
johnnyx9 wrote:
Lorenzino wrote:
im european, my worst case scenario is london, so im not particularly worried although i find this us policy quite shortsighted


Shortsighted? It's really a brilliant policy, see, anybody who's smart and educated and who has anything to contribute, we make it very difficult for them to enter the country. But then anybody who wants to enter from Mexico and get involved in organized crime, or to simply collect welfare and other social benefits is welcome, they just need to climb over a little chain link fence.


Watch out, Johnny. No need to start immigrant bashing. Really.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2007, 12:13
The only people I intended to bash are immigrants who come to the US with nothing to contribute. Anyone who wants to immigrate and contribute (whether they're an engineering PhD who wants to work for NASA or a manual worker who wants to stock shelves at a retail store) is welcome as far as I'm concerned.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2007, 14:28
Here is another interesting perspective by Unic. Chicago prof Gary Becker detailing the implications of the current immigration policies.

http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/

It's ironical how the politicians act exactly opposite to what is logical and what is advised by intellectuals.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2007, 15:16
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It's ironical how the politicians act exactly opposite to what is logical and what is advised by intellectuals.


Well, but they are allegedly following what the majority of the people in the country would like. So they are still enforcing democracy, which is kinda their main job, right?

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Anyway, I agree with Aau, let's keep the immigration as a whole issue aside and focus on the H1B visa cap and its implications for MBAs. We could discuss it for hours in person and in a civilized manner (or not), but I think at a forum it would be difficult to handle.

I foresee the post may escalate into Praetorian-posted emoticons.

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