American Marketing Association Article

There’s a one-in-three chance at success for foreign marketers who want to chase the American Dream.

 Worry set in for Polina Haryacha. She had two marketing degrees from Ukraine—a bachelor’s and a master’s—a marketing certificate from UCLA and a marketing job in America that she loved, but lawyers told her there was a 50-50 chance she’d be forced to leave the U.S.

“I got really sad because I liked the job, and I wanted to stay here,” she says.

Haryacha’s coin-flip odds to stay stateside came because of the H-1B, a non-immigrant visa that allows foreigners to work in the U.S. for three years…

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