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Jindal School of Management – A Melting Pot of the World

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Countries represented in the Jindal School of Management
Resources available for international students
Do international students savor their cultures in the local community?
Do international students get jobs easily?

Students may want to consider cultural diversity when choosing a school — in particular a business school.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management is home to students from more than 50 countries. What does this mean for students in the school? The world has taken a significant turn towards globalization in the last 20 years; it has become essential for universities to replicate that experience in their classrooms. When students from multiple countries work together, they learn about other cultures, traditions, and thought processes. Such diverse perspectives help students develop their understanding of how the wheels roll around the world.

Countries represented in the Jindal School of Management

As of Fall 2019, students from 78 countries called the Jindal School, home. The Top 10 countries are –

  1. India 2611
  2. China 778
  3. Taiwan 211
  4. Republic of Korea 85
  5. Nigeria 65
  6. Viet Nam– 49
  7. Iran – 42
  8. Pakistan – 33
  9. Germany – 19
  10. Saudi Arabia –19

Resources available for international students

Every international student enjoys the same campus resources as all other students. However, to help international students with specific needs related to their visa status, UT Dallas has the International Students Services Office (ISSO), which can help with all the queries related to a student’s legal status in the United States. Students also have access to other free resources.

Do international students savor their cultures in the local community?

Part of UT Dallas's appeal lies in its large number of student organizations that cater to students’ ties to their home countries. UT Dallas is at the top of the list of national universities with the highest diversity index. Some of the well-known groups are the Indian Student Association, Bangladeshi Student Association, Chinese Student Association, and more. Not only do these groups provide cultural support, but they also offer practical assistance, such as pickups from the airport on arrival to the United States and support for students as they settle in and adjust to UT Dallas during their initial days. 

Also, a plethora of festivals celebrated throughout the year help students stay connected with their roots.

Do international students get jobs easily?

Another hallmark of Jindal School programs is the quality of the students. JSOM students proudly maintain a high-achieving academic culture that carries into the workplace. Many students and alumni have had remarkable internship experiences that further relationships with many recruiters and partners who are always happy to welcome a Comet into their organizations.

We also provide students with many resources and guidance through our Career Management Center. Several events throughout the year help pair recruiters with the appropriate people for a variety of jobs or internships.

Whether in technical roles or management positions, our international students find their place. Our graduates’ average salaries range between $65K and $80K per year undergraduate students and $80K and $100K per year for graduate students.

Corporate America is a very inclusive community, and so is the Jindal School. We live the great American Dream every day in these offices and halls, where people from all parts of the world work together to build the future .

Here, at the Jindal School, we find our global approach feels like home for everyone.

Gaurav Shekhar

Gaurav Shekhar

Gaurav is a Senior Lecturer in the Information Systems area. He is also the Program Manager for the Masters in Information Technology and Management program at UT Dallas, a program he is an alum of. He enjoys working with students and works with them across academic and non-academic areas. He has been instrumental in setting up student and corporate engagement programs at UT Dallas. He is one big believer in the concept of Servant Leadership which is the base of most of his initiatives. He is open to new ideas and feels that empowering the students is a great way to serve the school and the university. He heads the Toastmasters District in North Eastern Texas, which has a strong presence in the School.
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