TA position in UNR


Jb Kim
Hello,

I am currently studying Chiropractic in Australia and been half way through but have a major life decision making moment now. Quite frankly I have been always into any kinds of business from retail to banking although my background is not in business. While keep studying Science degree, have not been really happy with what I have been doing now. At this moment my girl friend suggested me to do MBA program in the States. Thanks to her connection, without any putting efforts (I did not even do any research), I have a great chance to take TA position from University of Nevada, Reno.

However, my head is not still clear thinking of doing MBA in the States because am not sure
1) if UNR is a great school offering good programme for MBA compared to other schools
2) if TA positions are readily commonly available among many different B-schools
3) if non-US citizen can ACTUALLY stand a chance to find a job and live in the States
4) if out of 100 top rank B-schools are not even considered good education background in US

I do understand that some of questions above are really dependent on an individual case but wish people have a practical and realistic advice or guidance so that I can decide whats the best option for me to pursue.
Hello,

I am currently studying Chiropractic in Australia and been half way through but have a major life decision making moment now. Quite frankly I have been always into any kinds of business from retail to banking although my background is not in business. While keep studying Science degree, have not been really happy with what I have been doing now. At this moment my girl friend suggested me to do MBA program in the States. Thanks to her connection, without any putting efforts (I did not even do any research), I have a great chance to take TA position from University of Nevada, Reno.

However, my head is not still clear thinking of doing MBA in the States because am not sure
1) if UNR is a great school offering good programme for MBA compared to other schools
2) if TA positions are readily commonly available among many different B-schools
3) if non-US citizen can ACTUALLY stand a chance to find a job and live in the States
4) if out of 100 top rank B-schools are not even considered good education background in US

I do understand that some of questions above are really dependent on an individual case but wish people have a practical and realistic advice or guidance so that I can decide whats the best option for me to pursue.
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Razors Edg...
It's a solid school and has AACSB accreditation. As an international student, you'd be much better off at a ranked school, especially if you want to find a job in the US after graduation. TA positions are out there, but even if you had to take loans to supplement the additional cost of a ranked school, it would be worth it, as your salary would be better over the long-term.
It's a solid school and has AACSB accreditation. As an international student, you'd be much better off at a ranked school, especially if you want to find a job in the US after graduation. TA positions are out there, but even if you had to take loans to supplement the additional cost of a ranked school, it would be worth it, as your salary would be better over the long-term.
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Ayon
If you are strong applicant you will be attractive to several ranked schools
As per your questions

1) if UNR is a great school offering good programme for MBA compared to other schools
Ayon: I never heard of this school, so it's easily outside of top 100 in US.

2) if TA positions are readily commonly available among many different B-schools
Ayon: Yes, usually TA or GA positions are available. You may be given one as a part of your admission packet or can apply later in your 2nd year.

3) if non-US citizen can ACTUALLY stand a chance to find a job and live in the States
Ayon: This is a loaded question and there are no easy answers. Stand a chance? Yes. Tough? Heck ya ! Doesn't help if you look like brown (me Indian) or Asian. If you are white, then at least people / recruiters will talk to you.

4) if out of 100 top rank B-schools are not even considered good education background in US
Ayon: Pretty much so. But understand post MBA career is a function of both a school's reputation and your skillset that you bring to the table. Good is relative. UNR may be better than no MBA. Ohio State University will be better than UNR, and MIT will be better than OSU.

I would suggest you test the waters by taking the GMAT and talking with Adcoms from various universities. Take a look at The MBA Tour and QS Top MBA to see when they'll visit a city near you. You'll get to meet lot of people and get an idea of where you stand.
If you are strong applicant you will be attractive to several ranked schools
As per your questions

1) if UNR is a great school offering good programme for MBA compared to other schools
Ayon: I never heard of this school, so it's easily outside of top 100 in US.

2) if TA positions are readily commonly available among many different B-schools
Ayon: Yes, usually TA or GA positions are available. You may be given one as a part of your admission packet or can apply later in your 2nd year.

3) if non-US citizen can ACTUALLY stand a chance to find a job and live in the States
Ayon: This is a loaded question and there are no easy answers. Stand a chance? Yes. Tough? Heck ya ! Doesn't help if you look like brown (me Indian) or Asian. If you are white, then at least people / recruiters will talk to you.

4) if out of 100 top rank B-schools are not even considered good education background in US
Ayon: Pretty much so. But understand post MBA career is a function of both a school's reputation and your skillset that you bring to the table. Good is relative. UNR may be better than no MBA. Ohio State University will be better than UNR, and MIT will be better than OSU.

I would suggest you test the waters by taking the GMAT and talking with Adcoms from various universities. Take a look at The MBA Tour and QS Top MBA to see when they'll visit a city near you. You'll get to meet lot of people and get an idea of where you stand.
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