So I read through a bunch of topics on this forum and haven't quite found anythink like my situation so I'll try to make it clear to you in the hope to get some constructive advice.
I lived and graduated from highschool in Germany with average grades, then I did the mandatory military programm for 9 months and did a couple of months of part-time jobbing to get some money together.
I then used an opportunity provided by a friend to enroll at an US institution and am currently completing my first semester with excellent grades. I am fluent in speaking German(obviously) and Russian while learning Spanish at the moment.
What I would LIKE to do would be to complete my bachelors degree in Finance, then get a entry-level position preferrably in a bigger city on the east or west coast preferrably as a business analyst. Then work in the US for around 2-3 years and then decide on either going back to Germany or staying in the US.
Okay, like I said this is what I would LIKE to do... I more and more start to realize that this will/would be not as easy as I thought.
I am not sure if I really should get my degree here.
I know that this university is beyond "non-target", it's more like "non-nothing" and I know that this really does sink my chances on getting employed in the US as this wouldn't be too easy even if I'd attend a target university (which I can't afford). I really don't want to be stuck with no job opportunities when I graduate because in that case I'd rather go back to Germany and get my degree there (though, honestly, it still would be at a very average institution at least on an international level).
I know that I really would have to convince an US employer in my abilities because I would need that employer to apply for the sponsoring-porgramm to get me a working visa. This also narrows my chances because sure enaugh small companies won't go through that trouble of providing me with the visa so that this leaves me only mid to big size corporate firms that don't even look at resumes from non-targets (at least thats the impression I'm getting from reading through this forum).
Another thing would be internship experiences as I don't have any. I really don't think that companies will go through the trouble of getting me a working visa just for the internship (I am legally not allowed to work outside the university campus on my student-visa). Though maybe this problem could be solved by trying to get internship experience in Germany during the summer.
Anyway, I'd really like some feedback especially from people who are in a similar situation (at least to some extent).
Another thing would be: I really want to work in an international environment. And I think I can really be a huge asset to an international firm given my language skills. Are there other business positions other than analyst that maybe benefit even more from multilinguality?
Thanks for reading!