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# Permanent Residency increases chances of admit?

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26 Jul 2007, 20:38
A friend (Doing his MBA from a trans-elite) told me that I will have a "slightly" better chance of getting admitted to a school if I get my permanent residency first.

His reasoning was that since internationals looking for H1 visas tend to get comparatively lower paying jobs, and sometimes no jobs (If they don't get selected in the silly H1 quota system), internationals tend to hurt the school's employment records and average salaries. So if given a choice between an international and a permanent-resident, the schools would pick the permanent-resident (Of course, assuming everything else equal)

Is my friend smoking something funny? Or is it true (Only in terms of chances of getting admitted to a school)?
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26 Jul 2007, 21:35
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26 Jul 2007, 21:36
Your friend is not the only 1 thinking on these lines and I know for sure that your friend smokes the same stuff that I do.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... sa+squeeze

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26 Jul 2007, 21:40
Thats a little different though... thats a visa squeeze - not entirely the same as not being admitted because you are on an h1.... which i think is just bollocks.
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26 Jul 2007, 21:41
I was commenting at this snippet from the original post. In my mind, it is a valid concern.

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and sometimes no jobs (If they don't get selected in the silly H1 quota system
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26 Jul 2007, 21:43
I was commenting at this snippet from the original post. In my mind, it is a valid concern.

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and sometimes no jobs (If they don't get selected in the silly H1 quota system

ah, fair enough. i stand corrected.
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26 Jul 2007, 22:02
rhyme wrote:

Ditto.
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26 Jul 2007, 22:11
I am not so sure. My initial post was based on an article about graduates from McCombs having to forgo their job offers because of lack of H1Bs. In fact, the author of the article suggested that schools see it as a potential deterrent for international students from coming to the US for their MBA.

There is a current thread on this forum echoing the following comments from the Kellogg web site.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=49477

"International students who wish to work in the United States should understand that few positions are available for people without a permanent work visa. Most U.S. firms are not in a position to hire a person who has only a training period remaining on a student visa. "

I am not saying that all international students will be rejected nor am I endorsing that the post MBA pay structure will be different. I am only opining that when everything is equal between 2 candidates of the same origin(say Indian), an Indian who is also a GC holder will have an advantage over an Indian who does not have a GC.

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rhyme wrote:

Ditto.
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26 Jul 2007, 22:17
jamesdean wrote:
A friend (Doing his MBA from a trans-elite) told me that I will have a "slightly" better chance of getting admitted to a school if I get my permanent residency first.

His reasoning was that since internationals looking for H1 visas tend to get comparatively lower paying jobs, and sometimes no jobs (If they don't get selected in the silly H1 quota system), internationals tend to hurt the school's employment records and average salaries. So if given a choice between an international and a permanent-resident, the schools would pick the permanent-resident (Of course, assuming everything else equal)

Is my friend smoking something funny? Or is it true (Only in terms of chances of getting admitted to a school)?

That's not correct. Schools have certain diversity targets and I know a 580 GMAT getting into Stanford simply because he was an Afghan citizen and they need diversity in their classes. There is no way that a school would prefer local students but the vice versa could be the case.

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26 Jul 2007, 22:26
I don't think it could be a visa issue, but I could see someone from an ultra-competitive demographic benefitting by becoming a PR. In that instance, he would be considered a member of a different group for purposes diversity.
26 Jul 2007, 22:26
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