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International Students: Five things to do before you apply for an internship in the U.S

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As an international student, you are probably eager to get an internship at a U.S. company.  Internships are highly competitive.  You have to work hard to get an internship.  No one at any university will do all the work for you while you wait for an acceptance letter for an internship. Instead, from Day one, on a university campus, you have to get to know the staff at the Career and Placement Office. Even if they are not very encouraging or enthusiastic about your prospect of finding an internship, you must not give up. You must continue to make regular visits to the Placement Office to let them know that you are serious and dedicated. More important, do your home work. Don’t walk in and say, “Hmmm.. do you have any internships?”

Instead, have answers to the following five questions:

1. What industry do I want to work in?

2. What are my skills?

3.  How will the company benefit from my skill set?

4. What can I offer that  perhaps a U.S student cannot?

5. Am I doing this to earn a pay check or to gain experience? Both is a good answer, but “for experience,” is a better answer!

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Like ice cream, MBA comes in different flavors

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Like Ice Cream, MBA comes in many flavors

Many students are interested in studying business at
the graduate level and the most common degree they seek is Masters in Business Administration
or MBA.  Of course, like any other area
of study, MBA has branched into a number of specializations with new ones being
added every year. Some have been around for many years like accounting,
marketing, and finance. And some are entirely new. There are more than 20 specializations
and several dual degrees with MBA. Some of the popular specializations are

1.      Accounting

2.      Communications

3.      Entrepreneurship

4.      Finance

5.      Health
care management

6.      Hospitality
and Tourism

7.      Human
Resources

8.      Information
Systems

9.      Information
Technology

10.  International
Business

11.  Investment
Banking

12.  Leadership

13.  Marketing

14.  Media

15.   Sports Management

16.  Public
Administration

17.  Organizational
Behavior

18.  Product
Management

19.  Real
Estate

20.  Supply
Chain Management

You can also get a dual degree with your MBA. A dual degree is one where you
earn two degrees (sometimes at the same institution and sometimes at two
different universities) by studying for both at the same time. Dual degrees are
different from double majors.  It is hard
work, but often well worth the effort

MBA/Law
MBA/Masters –in several disciplines
MBA/Medicine
MBA/Nursing MBA/Health Administration

Dr. Uma G. Gupta is President & CEO of USAsiaEdu (www.usasiaedu.com), an international student recruitment company. She can be reached at exec@usasiaedu.com