EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 7, Issue 1 - Page 56

EB5 INVESTORS M AGAZINE 54 O pinion W hy I nternational S tudents in U.S. C olleges S hould C onsider EB-5 With a degree from a top school, Marko Issever thought he would have no challenges in finding his dream job after graduation. But he was wrong. Here, he shares his green card journey as a Middle Eastern graduate in the United States and why it’s important for international students to explore the EB-5 option early on for best job opportunities. By Marko Issever I am an immigrant. I came to the United States as a student in the fall of 1981 for graduate st udies. Even t houg h I w as on a n F-1 v isa, which technically means that I had no intention to immig rate, I surely had t he same aspirat ion that most international students have: to find a well-paying job and settle in the United States. I thought that my target would be easy as I had just gotten into the PhD program at The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. Yet, since I was not totally sure that I would be able to finish my thesis and actually obtain the PhD degree, as a backup during my second year of the PhD program, I co-enrolled into the MBA program of the same school. I remember saying to myself, now that I will be able to obtain an MBA degree from one of