Can I find an engineering job in US after I earn an engineering degree.from University of.Hong Kong

<p>Thank you.</p>

<p>You need a specific kind of Visa like H-1B, first…</p>

<p>well I am an US citizen</p>

<p>actually is it worth it to go to Hong Kong for college?</p>

<p>I have zero knowledge about HKU…
@MYOS1634‌ or @b@ar!um?</p>

<p>do u know anyone knowing about hku? thanks</p>

<p><a href=“http://engg.hku.hk/commonadmission/hkuengg.htm”>http://engg.hku.hk/commonadmission/hkuengg.htm</a> indicates that all HKU engineering majors except CS are HKIE accredited.</p>

<p><a href=“http://www.abet.org/recognized-by-washington-accord/”>http://www.abet.org/recognized-by-washington-accord/</a> and <a href=“http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm”>http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm</a> have some information about mutual recognition agreements. If you are still unsure, you can ask HKIE and ABET any questions you have.</p>

<p>HKU is highly respected in Asia and the USA. You should have little problem to find a job in the USA upon graduation. However, unless you are pressed for money or looking for an adventure why don’t you go to schools here in the USA? The best job is still going to the graduates locally. </p>

<p>artloversplus Do you mean any US college? Thanks.</p>

<p>You’ll have a REALLY hard time finding a job in the US from a foreign university. The vast majority of students at the better US universities find their jobs through one of the following 3 channels:

  • employers recruiting on campus
  • getting hired by a former internship site
  • networking or other personal connections</p>

<p>None of these are going to be easy options for you when you’ll be applying for jobs from abroad.</p>

<p>Small companies recruit engineering graduates from local schools. For HKU graduates, you will only go after those large companies. </p>

<p>Okay that will actually be nice.</p>

<p>I think it’ll be harder because as b@r!um said, you won’t have access to a lot of local and national opportunities. it’s likely you’ll get hired by an American (or international) company based in Hong Kong, or will need to use your connections to go back to the US, but it can be done if you’re an American citizen - if push comes to shove you may have to get a Master’s or work a few years but your understanding of Asian companies, needs, and markets, will serve you very well.</p>

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Why don’t you attend a technical career fair at Stanford and see if that changes your mind? </p>

<p>Seriously though, I’ve had many big companies tell me at a college career fair to give my resume to a specific person in addition to submitting it online on the company website because most of the online applications are never read. (Their statement, not mine.) Which actually makes sense. Ask any recent college graduate and they’ll tell you that they didn’t get a response to 95% of their online applications. (Not even when you’re applying from Stanford. Especially not when you’re applying from a less selective school within the US, and most certainly not when you’re applying from abroad.) </p>

<p>Quite to the contrary, small local companies seem much more willing to consider a wider range of applicants who just respond to an ad. It’s the large companies who rely heavily on established recruiting channels. </p>

<p>Wait you’re going into engineering? Do you know how large companies in the US actually use engineers? Many of them are defense contractors, or phone developers who have contracts with the US government, so that means you would have to get a security clearance, which means your peers are going to be able to get one a lot sooner than you will. Companies recruit on-campus and some coursework might not iterate with what the company expects from an American engineer.</p>

<p>Okay. I think I will have more chances in working for a multinational company in Hong Kong. Does that mean I could transfer to US?</p>

<p>Peter, think this through. You can do anything you want to do. If you want to be hired and paid on the Hong Kong economy, pay scale, and benefits; go to school in Hong Kong, look for a job in Hong Kong, etc. If you want to be hired and paid on the US economy, pay scale, and benefits; go to school in the US, look for a job in the US, etc.</p>

<p>When you take a job in the US with an overseas assignment, you are paid in US dollars, and often there is a premium paid for the inconvenience of having to be overseas, away from extended family and familiar culture. It is just harder to recruit an American to willingly live overseas, so there often is a pay differential.</p>

<p>If you go to school in Hong Kong, that is not the case. You will be treated as a local HK-based applicant.</p>

<p>You will have ample time in college to cultivate a position through internships, etc. with a multinational US based company with operations in HK. If it were me, I would go for the American diploma and US-based job, and agree to be stationed in HK. I believe working in the US based on US-based pay scales may be superior (if you are transferred) to working in the US on HK-based pay scales. This may be worth researching.</p>