Department of Educational Administration


Date of this Version

Summer 8-2-2013

Document Type



A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: Educational Administration, Under the Supervision of Professor Miles T. Bryant. Lincoln, Nebraska: August, 2013

Copyright (c) 2013 Xiaoqian Ma


This qualitative research study recruited ten subjects and explored how these ten Chinese students with master degree located their positions of employment successfully in the United States after they graduated. The research stated different perspectives of job searching methods, difficulties in the application process, preparation before graduation, visa limitations, and suggestions for the upcoming future graduates. The researcher conducted and scheduled ten interviews individually and all research subjects were asked the same questions in the interviews.

Advisor: Miles T. Bryant