Number of international students in U.S. colleges at All-time high, and California is their top destination
– LA Times
“It may come as no shock to those who live here, but more international students choose to study in California than in any other state.
A record high of more than 1 million foreign students came to America for higher education last school year. Four of the top 20 institutions that welcomed them were in the Golden State, according to a new report this month.
USC hosted 13,340 international students, followed by UCLA with 11,513 students. Three other University of California campuses — San Diego, Berkeley and Irvine — also topped the list of California schools. The number of foreign students in California was 10.5% higher than the previous academic year. USC had the second largest number of international students in the country.
“California has such a huge higher education network,” said Peggy Blumenthal, a senior counselor at the Institute of International Education, which works with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to produce the annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.”
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10 Colleges That Receive the Most Applications
– US News
Among the 10 schools attracting the most applications for admission in fall 2014, nine are in California.
California dominates the playing field when it comes to the sheer volume of applications its colleges receive.
Among the 10 schools with the highest number of applications for fall 2014, nine were located in the Golden State.
The University of California—Los Angeles once again attracted the most applications, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 1,258 institutions.
At UCLA, 86,548 Bruin hopefuls sent transcripts and test scores. It outpaced the University of California—Berkeley, which was runner-up, by more than 10,000 submissions.”
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Wall Street is losing talent war to Silicon Valley
– NY Post
“Another career Wall Streeter is packing his bags and heading West.
Former Goldman Sachs executive Michael Evans, who spent 20 years as a partner at the bank and served as its vice chairman from 2008 to 2013, was named president of Alibaba Group on Tuesday.
Wall Street’s tug-of-war with Silicon Valley over top college graduates is nothing new, but a string of top-level defections suggests a new phase in the fight for talent.
Evans is at least the fourth top banker to seek greener pastures. Others include:
- Twitter CFO Anthony Noto quit Goldman Sachs last year to take the same job at the social media company.
- Ruth Porat, the former Morgan Stanley finance chief, left a 28-year career on Wall Street to become Google’s CFO in March.
- Airbnb hired away Blackstone CFO Laurence Tosi in July to be its finance head honcho.
Evans has been an independent director at Alibaba since its initial public offering last September, which was led by Lloyd Blankfein’s Goldman.
Alibaba is hoping that the Canadian and Olympic champion rower will work some magic and help the Chinese e-commerce giant expand overseas.
“As we connect Alibaba and the rest of the world, we are turning to a proven international leader who has been connecting China and the rest of the world for most of his career,” Chairman Jack Ma said in a statement.”
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