How Studying in the US affects Chinese Students’ Leadership Style?

A qualitative research completed by M. Martinez provides a rare view of the post-graduation life of former international students from mainland China. The study describes how Chinese students who completed a graduate degree in the United States utilize the leadership skills they developed while in the United States.

interEDGE international students:three social adaptability types

International Students: Three Social Adaptability Types

A research titled “Understanding International Graduate Students’ Acculturation Using Q Methodology”, published by Professors Bang and Montgomery in the Johns Hopkins University Press examines the subjective perspectives of acculturation of international graduate students. The study identifies three categories of social adaptability styles of students: confident optimists, appreciative optimists, and apprehensive optimists.

Relationship between Acculturation and Career Beliefs for Asian students

A research titled “Acculturation and career beliefs – is there a relationship for international university students?” published by Lakshmi Mahadevan in the College Student Journal explores the relationship between acculturation and the career beliefs of Indian, Chinese and Korean international students.

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Three Suggestions on International Students Career Counseling

A research titled “Factors Influencing International Students’ Career Choice: A Comparative Study”, published by Professors Singaravelu, White and Bringaze of the University of Missouri-Columbia, examines the career development behavior of Asian and non-Asian international students as well as domestic students. Based on the results, the authors make three suggestions on international student career counseling.

A career development profile for first-year international students

A Career Development Profile for First-Year International Students

The research “A Career Development Profile of First Year International Students within the United States” by Professors Duffy and Lucas of the University of Maryland provides a general view of career decision status and work values of first-year international students in comparison with American students. The authors recommended a few techniques for career counseling to international students.

Dr. Robin Fontana conducts research on Chinese students in the US

Research: Social Barriers Faced by Female Chinese International Students

The number of international students studying in American private high schools has skyrocketed over the past decade. Among these are Chinese females, a vulnerable population under-represented in the literature. This qualitative study looked at the social barriers these students face when transitioning into private American high schools and considered how such schools can better support them.

Research on Career Concerns of Chinese Business Students in the US

Research from Professor Xin Liu of University of San Diego indicates “a considerable consensus that social relationship has a significant impact on the job search of the participants who plan to return home. On the other hand, the participants who plan to stay in the U.S. are more concerned with cultural barriers. The results further indicate that career certainty and personal growth are also major concerns of the participants.”

Panel discussion on Diversity and Global Issues in the Workplace

Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Principal Coach of joined an expert panel on”Diversity and Global Issues in the Workplace” at Stony Brook University. He highlighted the challenges faced by international students in transitioning from education to employment. The cross-cultural gaps regarding communication and confidence impede the potential of global talent.

Cross-cultural barriers for career success of international students

Research suggests that international students struggle to adapt to cultural norms and expectations in the United States job market. In terms of career development practices, group coaching for international students could be effective in reflecting and building on mutual experiences.

International students face career challenges

Number of international students coming to the US has been increasing while the number of H1-B work visas has remained stagnant. For international students, the challenge of finding career pathways from OPT (Optional Practical Training) to work visa are increasing and competition is intensifying.