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Chance of Jobs for international students

kidloveitkidloveit Registered User Posts: 175 Junior Member
is cornell CAS econ likely to be business/banking recruited? ( compared with econs in liberal arts colleges and national uni like Duke and Notre Dame)
Is it likely to have a job as an international student when I am major in Econs? Which is the most important factor? ( GPA? prestige of schools?, interview....)? Does international students have less chance than other residents in getting a job?
Another small question? Which is better for having a job in US for international students: universities like Notre Dame, BYU,.....or top liberal arts like Colgate, Amherst?
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Replies to: Chance of Jobs for international students

  • kidloveitkidloveit Registered User Posts: 175 Junior Member
  • drizzldrizzl Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    You will be fine at any top school as an international. It's just that only the big firms recruit internationals. If you want to do something business orientated like finance/consulting then prestige of school is the most important factor since it gives you access to these firms. GPA is obviously important as well since it increases your chances of getting an interview. Search for target universities if you need a list of recruited schools. Obviously the interview is by far the most important part and you will not get the job without doing well in it no matter your gpa/school.

    Also forgot to say that if you go to a top school the major doesnt really matter. Econ is perfectly fine. Besides Wharton, NYU and Berk no target school offers a business degree anyways.
  • ticklemepinkticklemepink Registered User Posts: 2,764 Senior Member
    You better find a company who is willing to cover your work visa.
  • commentcommentcommentcomment Registered User Posts: 733 Member
    If you need sponsorship, you need to get a top tier finance job. Otherwise most companies will not pay for your visa.

    What matters is GPA, work experience, and how well you fill the roll they are looking for. Cornell is recruited pretty heavily by most companies because it is an ivy.
  • RedrosesRedroses - Posts: 3,293 Senior Member
    Being an intnl makes it much harder.

    If you can get into Amherst, go to a school like Duke which has much better recruitment for banking.
  • worried_momworried_mom Registered User Posts: 2,205 Senior Member
    Non-citizens do have a much harder time getting a job in the US due to the visa issues, because many firms do not want to bother with that hassle. If there are two equally qualified candidates for a job and one is a citizen and one is not, the citizen will get the job offer almost every time. In order to truly compete, the non-citizen will have to be more qualified, have some unique skills that the employer wants, etc.
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