- Created on Sunday, 18 August 2013 13:38
- Written by IVN
Los Angeles, California - USC has more international students than any other private university in the United States, and many choose to study at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Many international students have been keeping a close eye on the immigration reform bill currently before the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes provisions that would make it easier for foreign students who earn certain degrees to stay and work after they graduate.
USC postdoctoral researcher Harshvardhan Vathsangam’s goal of launching a company turning smartphones into tools for healthy lifestyles may be put on hold if, instead, he needs to work for a company that can sponsor his visa. “It’s like a lottery in terms of sheer numbers of talented people who want to work in the U.S.,” he said. “(Immigration reform) will give a lot of students the courage to start their own companies and create jobs in the U.S.”