4.4. Resourcefulness

For a foreigner, getting an MBA means going through a lot of difficulties: finding the money (usually more expensive than for an American, in real and absolute terms), relocating to a different country, studying in a different language, and other factors. In summary, it is a bigger challenge than for an American. Properly used, this can demonstrate your tenacity and capacity. Also, as an immigrant, you usually have much at stake (by leaving your country, relocating away from your family, adopting a new culture), which usually results in being particularly hard working and even thankful. Indeed, immigrants have a reputation for being so.

How to exploit:

Interview. When interviewing, try to demonstrate how hard was to get where you are (using a good explanation). Make it sound like one of those challenges you have faced, but could easily overcome.