Marcelo Barros - Coming to America

Marcelo Barros

Episode 98: Dec. 5, 2017

Coming to America

Some young professionals living outside the United States today see the American M.B.A. - the Masters Degree in Business Administration - as a pathway to a job, and life, in the U.S. Many of those international students enroll in full-time M.B.A. programs where they quit their jobs, leave home, and study full time on campus for two years. International students are important to U.S. business schools. Among other things they bring diversity, a global viewpoint, and tuition dollars to the business school. Depending on the full-time M.B.A. program, international students make up one-third to one-half of the student body. But getting a job in the U.S. can be a challenge for them. Marcelo Barros works with international students to help them find work in the U.S. He's a coach, consultant, and author of "The International Advantage: Get Noticed, Get Hired." He joins us today to talk about how international students can find work after graduation.

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Show Notes
  • How the government makes it difficult for businesses to hire international workers
  • What has changed for the H1B Visa
  • What companies have to go through to hire an international applicant
  • The risks of hiring a worker on an H1B Visa
  • Sponsoring companies vs non-sponsoring companies
  • The importance of networking for international students
  • What is an informational interview
  • Informational interview best practices
  • Are there limits to requests for informational interviews
  • The benefits of being frank and honest
  • How competence and vulnerability can co-exist
  • How often should an international student network

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