2.4. Thousands of people have done it in the past, you can do it too

Despite words of caution and discouragement from all sorts of people (including Placement Offices and recruiters), it can definitely be done. Thousands of people from all over the world, with all sorts of backgrounds, attending all sorts of schools, make it every year.

Leveraging on the lessons these people have learned about the US job search, and approaching the process intelligently, will definitely put you in the list of successful people.