What is the impact of President-elect Donald Trump on attractiveness of the US as a destination for international students? Will it hinder career opportunities?interEDGE.org co-founder, Dr. Rahul Choudaha, published two commentaries and his perspectives have been mentioned in 20 publications.
interEDGE interviewed Cierra M. Graham, campus recruiter at Ernst & Young LLP, on career advice for international students.
With more than 304,040 Chinese students enrolled in the US in 2014/15, China is by far the leading source of international students at American universities and colleges. In the last 15 years, there have been three primary waves of growth in Chinese students in the US.
International students should carefully plan their career goals as they are thinking of studying abroad options. This includes considering various experiential opportunities available on-campus and off-campus. They should also assess their skills and identify areas of strengths and improvements.
The mission of interEDGE is to help international students and professional achieve their educational and career ambitions. Only one out of three international students was successful in receiving an H1-B work visa. At the same time, two out of three students who did not succeed in getting a job in the US have to adapt and find alternative career paths. interEDGE training and coaching services help international students to improve their chances of success in the US and beyond by leveraging a model of 3C’s–confidence, communication, and connections.
Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Principal Coach, Co-founder, and CEO, brings over a decade of experience as an international educator. He researches, speaks, writes, and consults on international student trends. He was also the principal investigator of the NAFSA’s national research report on improving international student experiences.
Di Hu, Principal Coach, Co-founder, and President, brings over a decade of experience as an intercultural trainer. She is a trained coach from the Coach Training Institute. She combines her cross-cultural training skills and coaching techniques to help international students and professionals achieve career success.