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Old 07-11-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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Hello there,
i have a very strange question. I am 25 yearls old guy. I live in Italy. From a very long time i've known that i will move from here i just feel that it is not my place. it is not the place i want to live, work and have a family. But i have always thought that i will find my place somewhere in Europe. Well now i dont think that anymore. I was in New York a month ago i and fell in love. And now here comes my crazy question - can i move there is it possible for me ? can new york be my place? I want to study there and also find work. I have master degree in finance, this is my passion and i would like to study for PhD can this happen in new york? Also while i study i would like to work too, so i can help myself with the money. I have a little money that i saved - 25 000$ will that be enough to start in new york? dont get me wrong i dont want to live like a star or eat in fancy bars, i am not Serena from gossip girl. except for rent eat and transport i will spend money only for the gym - i cant live without fitness. i also speak spanish french and english. i have certificates for that. i have plenty of awards and certificates from my university and etc..
Can i find some job there that will help me ?
Thanks a lot.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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One strategy, though it may take several years, is to secure a position in your home country with an international bank with a huge presence in NY, i.e. Citi, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, etc. After two years, look for internal opportunities with your company that will be open in New York.

It may be much more difficult to find a company to sponsor you right off the bat. While I'm not an expert, it may be easier to come here as a student and then seek local employment through an internship, etc.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Hello there,
i have a very strange question. I am 25 yearls old guy. I live in Italy. From a very long time i've known that i will move from here i just feel that it is not my place. it is not the place i want to live, work and have a family. But i have always thought that i will find my place somewhere in Europe. Well now i dont think that anymore. I was in New York a month ago i and fell in love. And now here comes my crazy question - can i move there is it possible for me ? can new york be my place? I want to study there and also find work. I have master degree in finance, this is my passion and i would like to study for PhD can this happen in new york? Also while i study i would like to work too, so i can help myself with the money. I have a little money that i saved - 25 000$ will that be enough to start in new york? dont get me wrong i dont want to live like a star or eat in fancy bars, i am not Serena from gossip girl. except for rent eat and transport i will spend money only for the gym - i cant live without fitness. i also speak spanish french and english. i have certificates for that. i have plenty of awards and certificates from my university and etc..
Can i find some job there that will help me ?
Thanks a lot.
Apply to graduate programs.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Queens, New York City
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Yep, I think those are your best options. Get experience in your country and seek a transfer to an office for the same company in NY, or try to attend a PhD program in NY.

By the way, $25,000 is plenty to start a life in NY, but since you are a foreigner, you will have to deal with the added difficulty of immigrating and obtaining legal employment. That's going to be your biggest hurdle, but you are in good shape to make it happen.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Apply to graduate programs.
This is a good idea. It could solve your visa and housing issues. Also, if you earn a graduate degree you’re eligible for several years of “practical experience” on a temporary work visa.

American universities are extremely expensive compared to their European counterparts, but PhD programs often come with full scholarships and even small stipends.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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This is a good idea. It could solve your visa and housing issues. Also, if you earn a graduate degree you’re eligible for several years of “practical experience” on a temporary work visa.

American universities are extremely expensive compared to their European counterparts, but PhD programs often come with full scholarships and even small stipends.
Exactly.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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Apply to graduate programs.
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This is a good idea. It could solve your visa and housing issues. Also, if you earn a graduate degree you’re eligible for several years of “practical experience” on a temporary work visa.

American universities are extremely expensive compared to their European counterparts, but PhD programs often come with full scholarships and even small stipends.
Coming here on a student's visa is probably your only good option. Otherwise, getting a work permit/visa is very difficult.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Some Airport Transit Zone
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i also speak spanish french and english.
That's a BIG plus!
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