For hire: foreign students

Wall Street Journal
Apr 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. In the past two years, Owen Graduate School of Management has increased support for its foreign-student job seekers, including hiring a dedicated career-services staffer for the international contingent; scheduling “how I did it” presentations by international students who successfully secured jobs in the U.S.; organizing job-hunt trips to Asia; and offering webinars to address cultural gaps and identify companies that are more open to sponsorship. Tami Fassinger, associate dean, and alumnus Juan Jose Thorne are quoted.