What Do International Students Want? Jobs

As universities around the world compete to fill seats, they respond to an increased interest in career prospects

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Edinburgh Napier University

At a career fair, representatives of Scotland's Edinburgh Napier U. speak with prospective students. The university draws international students with its high ranking for "graduate employability."

Krishna Shetty was burned once by American visa policies, and on his second attempt to remain in the United States after his studies, he was determined not to make the same mistakes.

A native of Mumbai, Mr. Shetty graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree from Clark University. He landed a job with Fidelity Investments, anticipating that the company would be able to sponsor him for a work visa—but that did not happen.

A reduction that year in the number of H-1B visas,