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Michael Julian '09 Talks Overseas Jobs with MSNBC

Story posted March 30, 2010

Michael Julian '09, who works as a business development consultant for Oracle in Singapore, is featured in the March 29, 2010, MSNBC article, "In Tough Market, Some Job Seekers Look Abroad."

Excerpt from the article:

Asia is where Michael Julian decided to focus his attention after his job search in the United States hit a dead end. After graduating from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, he interviewed with financial institutions and even Teach for America, but no job materialized.
"A close friend and personal mentor of mine suggested I look at opportunities in Asia, as there has been so much buzz around this economy being the next big market," he said. "Only two weeks after I began focusing on Asia, I found myself saying goodbye to friends and family, and on a plane due east to Singapore."
He was able to land an internship at an IT consulting firm called Ridge Asia, and after three months landed a job as a business development consultant for Oracle in Singapore.
"Back home, it would have been nearly impossible to secure a job with a Fortune 50 company such as Oracle, with the down economy," Julian said.

Read the article.

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