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Hi Fellow VJ-ers!

My fiance (Eric) will be coming to the US this winter (granted his visa is approved)! He has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from The Institute of Professional Studies in Ghana. My question is-will he be able to get a job in marketing, preferably one that requires a Bachelor's so he can use he education, or will he have to transfer his credits and try to obtain a degree from a U.S. University? I am hearing mixed results. Also, I have a friend who is here from Iraq, with a civil engineering degree from a University there. Should he be able to get an engineering job once he passes his licensure exam and becomes licensed? He is having a hard time finding any job, let alone an engineering job. Any advice, thoughts or previous experiences would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!

Laura and Eric

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It depends on the employer.

Some employers are fine with foreign degrees. Others are not because it is difficult to verify the degree or know if the education was adequate.

Many US employers know about buying grades and degrees is common in some foreign countries. These employers will disregard degrees from these countries.

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Hi Fellow VJ-ers!

My fiance (Eric) will be coming to the US this winter (granted his visa is approved)! He has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from The Institute of Professional Studies in Ghana. My question is-will he be able to get a job in marketing, preferably one that requires a Bachelor's so he can use he education, or will he have to transfer his credits and try to obtain a degree from a U.S. University? I am hearing mixed results. Also, I have a friend who is here from Iraq, with a civil engineering degree from a University there. Should he be able to get an engineering job once he passes his licensure exam and becomes licensed? He is having a hard time finding any job, let alone an engineering job. Any advice, thoughts or previous experiences would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!

Laura and Eric

My husband needed his evaluated- it take a while so if you want you can start it now (we are still waiting- but its Ghana's end that takes awhile! not the agency). So hopefully it would be done by the time he gets his EAD!

Most college use the World Education Services from our research. You pay them you fiance will go to his school with a form and request they send a transcript, they may then send an additional verification (which we are waiting for). This will tell the employers and/or schools here what his education is 'equivalent' to in the US. I wish we had started it sooner then we did--- from talking to others the WES ICAP package though a little more is well worth it if he is going to need a few transcripts in the future. There website has lots of information and the forms he needs.

Let me know if you have any other ?s.

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Getting his degree evaluated would be the first step. Like the previous poster said, you can try getting the ball rolling on that so that by the time your SO gets here it will be ready.

My husband has a BA from a university in Ghana and he had no problem getting a job with it.


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My husband needed his evaluated- it take a while so if you want you can start it now (we are still waiting- but its Ghana's end that takes awhile! not the agency). So hopefully it would be done by the time he gets his EAD!

Most college use the World Education Services from our research. You pay them you fiance will go to his school with a form and request they send a transcript, they may then send an additional verification (which we are waiting for). This will tell the employers and/or schools here what his education is 'equivalent' to in the US. I wish we had started it sooner then we did--- from talking to others the WES ICAP package though a little more is well worth it if he is going to need a few transcripts in the future. There website has lots of information and the forms he needs.

Let me know if you have any other ?s.

World Education Service is comes highly recommended, but their reviews are poor from people who used them due to their evaluation scale and customer service, so I would advise you to research other evaluation agencies as well. My fiancee is a Nurse and we are using CGFNS which is standard for Nursing folks trained outside the US to seat board exam (NCLEX)

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