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Attending School Overseas and What to Expect When You Return

When I was led Campus Recruiting at Merrill Lynch, and at Warner-Lambert and at Citigroup, about 30% of all students studying in the U.S. were from overseas.  Citigroup and Warner-Lambert  would not sponsor those international students to obtain their visas, but Merrill Lynch would (at a cost of millions). 

What we rarely did was hire U.S. students that studied all four years at schools overseas.  They just were not on our radar screen.  We didn’t know the quality of the schools, therefore we didn’t know the quality of the education.  The schools we did know got our attention and the next question was whether or not the student had authorization to work in the country.

Read my comments in this US News & World Report article that was recently released about one week ago:

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/2010/04/15/studying-abroad-a-cost-effective-alternative.html

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