Global Entrepreneur Program
Due to inaction at the federal level around immigration reform and an incredible mis-match between job demand and skill sets within the STEM fields, there is a unique need for innovation around immigration policy. Each year, American universities educate hundreds of thousands of students in STEM related fields—yet, due to the complica-tions of immigration policy, a bulk of them will end up returning to their home country. Given the current demand for work in the STEM fields and a proven desire for foreign born students to stay in their location of study post-graduation; the resulting conclusion is that foreign born students can provide economic benefits to the domestic, regional, and local economies without being detrimental to the competitiveness of U.S. born job applicants. The Global Entrepreneur Program is a sure way to benefit the economy, where foreign students are well positioned to make contributions. Through the current federal structure for immigration policy and by utilizing certain exemptions held by colleges and universities—the Global Entrepreneur Program allows domestically edu-cated foreign born students to make a measurable impact through a business venture in collaboration with the State of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.