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Old 02-01-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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it depends on the degree. For example, pharmacists are wanted in the USA, as baby-boomers are retiring now and there is enough room for foreigners to fill.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:01 AM
 
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i think people are being overly pessimistic. Yes, stuff like medical/law/education will be difficult because a degree is really part of their training and there are strict guidelines for certification. The business world is a whole different story. Some might have strict guidelines for hiring and some might not even notice or care where your school was located.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:12 AM
 
Location: MN
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well- in S Florida I worked with an attorney who was from Nicaragua. When he came to the US the Florida bar didnt accept his law degree- and he had to start all over again. Other degrees probably vary in different areas.
That makes perfect sense since the two counties have different laws. He studied the laws and legal system of Nicaragua, not the United States.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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I had a class with a woman who was a doctor in another country (Romania I think?) and had to do some additional schooling here and then pass boards before she could practice.
that happens with every foreign doctor that intends to practice in the US. actually, he must complete about 4 years of residency in an American hospital before licensing.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:07 AM
 
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I have a BS in Business Admin from a state University in New York and I am currently studying my masters (MS "Siviløkonom") in Economics and Bus. Admin. in Norway. It was my thinking that if i could either get (relevant) work here while earning my masters degree or follow up my degree with a year of work experience before i came home to the US of A, that my degree would be easily accepted by employers, if not over shadowed by the international work experience i had gotten.

Any comments, especially from people with some specific knowledge about international business position employment in America, or Scandinavian and/or Norwegian degree acceptance in America would be really appreciated!

Maybe a person working in Human Resources now who can give their opinion???

Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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i think people are being overly pessimistic. Yes, stuff like medical/law/education will be difficult because a degree is really part of their training and there are strict guidelines for certification. The business world is a whole different story. Some might have strict guidelines for hiring and some might not even notice or care where your school was located.
I have to disagree about the medical statement... the U.S. hires people from Eastern Asia to be doctors and such in droves.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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I know that degrees here are recognised worldwide especially medical i.e nursing. I can go straight into a nursing job in the U.S once i graduate with my BSc but i would need to sit my state board license.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: England
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Well Dallasnative you are not very well informed are you.
You say that Oxford & Cambridge are the only universities in the UK that match the standard of universities in the US.
I attended Imperial College London currently ranked as the 5th best university in the world.
There is , also in London, the London School of Economics, known as the LSE, John & Robert Kennedy studied here.
These are just two of the world class colleges in the UK, maybe Oxford & Cambridge are the only ones you've heard of in Texas.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Ahh.. that reminds me, Philosophy degrees from Oxford are like gold here.. you can automatically get a job like anywhere in the U.S. with one of those, lol.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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If you want to study hard sciences I think it really doesn't matter. Perhaps you might have more resources available if you go to a top school here, but the level is pretty much the same anywhere. Heck, at one supposedly well respected university they tried to dissuade students from going to some university in the Netherlands because it was too hard. Especially the world of hard sciences is so international that a PhD in any country in that field will be recognized anywhere.
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