Do International Students Need to File US Taxes?
Mar13

Do International Students Need to File US Taxes?

by: Grayson Leverenz updated for 2012 It’s that time of year again. Accountants work tirelessly. People storm the post office at midnight. Those that underpaid mourn writing that check to the government. Those that overpaid rejoice that a return is on the way. And, yes, the government expects International Students to file.  In fact, everyone living in the US must report to the government, even if you didn’t make any money last year....

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Overcoming Career Anxiety – Harvard Business Review
Mar12

Overcoming Career Anxiety – Harvard Business Review

The paradox of choice in the US is very interesting: it’s hard when you don’t have enough and it’s hard when you have too much. I remember an international student telling me they were paralyzed by having too many toothpaste choices in the US. When you get to a certain level of aptitude, your career can feel the same way. Read the full article “Three Ways to Overcome Career Anxiety”...

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Everyone is telling you to network. Here’s how to start.
Jun27

Everyone is telling you to network. Here’s how to start.

As you’re reading and getting advice on turning your MBA internship into an offer, I’m sure everyone always tells you to network. OK, understood, but how do you even begin?  Small talk is a great way to start building relationships, and is something relatively unique to US culture. One of my friends from Ghana told me making small talk was one of the most difficult parts of her job search, and she is one of the most...

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Forté Forum: The MBA Value Proposition
Sep08

Forté Forum: The MBA Value Proposition

The Forté Foundation reached out to me about promoting their upcoming events for women interested in pursuing an MBA, and I happily said, “Yes!” Forté supports women throughout the MBA experience much like I strive to support International students with MBA in the USA™. I spoke on a Marketing panel at the 2008 Forté event in NYC. This year I was invited back to NYC to represent Kenan-Flagler alumnae. I hope to see some MBA in the USA™...

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Not Your Typical MBA Summer Reading List
Jun16

Not Your Typical MBA Summer Reading List

image:0olong by: Grayson Leverenz It’s family beach week again! Last year while Brandon and I were down in SC with my family, I shared Francesca Di Meglio’s Reading List for the Poolside MBA. I thought I’d continue the tradition this year with my own summer reading recommendations. My list is not typical of most MBA “must read” lists, but I consider these books priceless. 1. What Color Is Your Parachute?...

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3 Timesaving Online Businesses
Jun05

3 Timesaving Online Businesses

Free time (image: nicole st. john) by: Grayson Leverenz From the moment you walk into the first class, an MBA consumes your life. Classes, group projects, clubs, networking, recruiting and social activities relentlessly vie for your time. Here are 3 online businesses that will save a little of your precious time: 1. Amazon.com Not only can you skip a trip to the campus bookstore by buying your textbooks online, you can skip a trip to...

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