I'm currently studying business & management in Korea. It's one of the top universities here in my country, but since not many would know it in the US, I'm wondering if there would be any disadvantage for me in the application process. I've heard that getting a work permit is quite difficult in the US and that therefore US firms are not especially keen on hiring international students, especially if they're from outside the US. I'd like to know how true this is. I have 3.6+ GPA and will probably make it 3.7~8 GPA until I graduate.
Now I'd like to know whether I'd have a reasonable chance at getting an internship in BB firms in the US. Further, assuming that I've done an internship at a boutique IB firm or at one of the top management consulting firms (MBB), would there still be any disadvantage for me in the actual hiring process?
My questions are quite blunt, but I guess what I'm curious about is that ceteris paribus, would the fact that I'm studying at a foreign university make it any harder for me to break into a US IB firm?