For Hire: Foreign Students

by Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal, 4/4/12

Posted April 5, 2012

Graduate business schools, eager to enhance their global image and offset declining demand at home, are attracting international students—and that is causing headaches for the schools' career-services offices.

Tight visa restrictions and complicated paperwork can make hiring overseas candidates a hassle, and with local talent abundant for many positions these days, some companies don't see much reason to try hiring anyone else. The potential for cultural misunderstandings and additional training costs are just too high. That has left many overseas students with job-offer rates well below their domestic-born peers at many institutions. <read more>

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