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Is university ranking an influential factor in employability?

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  • Jamrock411Jamrock411 Registered User Posts: 498 Member
    edited May 2016
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    Most international students who wish to stay in the US will go to graduate school after college.
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    Bingo! One of THE main reasons why our top graduate schools are oversubscribed with internationals students, especially STEM-related majors (Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, etc.). I remember vividly one of our Engineering Professors walking into one of graduate classes and stating, with amazement, that it was like walking into the United Nations. I don't think their was a single US born student in the class. This was over 25 years ago. Not sure much has changed since then. One only have to look at the engineering faculty at most of the Engineering schools in the US to see that the faculty is comprise of mostly foreign born professors. The same is true for other STEM programs.

    All the friends at made in graduate school eventually married US citizens, who were either born in their country or the children of parents born in their country (Iran, Indiana, China, etc.). Very few went back to their home country after completing the MSE and a large number went on to complete their PhDs. Mst MS/PhD students end up living permanently in the US.
  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 12,556 Senior Member
    Being an engineer - then working your way up the ladder into management - pays better than being a professor. That's why most Americans don't pursue grad degrees in fields such as engineering or math. And because international students CAN'T work, they go into PhD programs.

    Which is a long way of saying, if you're an international student, don't plan on working after you graduate. Plan on doing very well as an undergrad and, if you don't want to leave the US, go to grad school. You won't earn a lot of money, but you will be able to stay in the US.
  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 28,880 Senior Member
    Spend some time researching educational opportunities in Canada and Australia. Both of those places have friendlier work visa policies during your education and afterwards.
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