As if getting into one of the top business schools in the US wasn’t hard enough, visa regulations for international students can make staying in the US after graduation even more difficult.
While some MBA jobs will offer sponsorship opportunities that encompass that all-important H-1B visa, there are plenty of companies and startups that can’t or don’t. On top of that, companies that look to help international students can also be hampered by the process.
One former international student from Brazil and an MBA graduate of the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business is Marcelo Barros. The founder of The International Advantage and a book by the same name, Barros has spent over two decades advising international students and partnering with business schools in an effort to help people navigate the system of securing work visas in the US.