I'm currently enrolled at a university in Jamaica. However, on my school break I often come to the US for flight training. I would like to know if a major US airline would employ me after completing my degree, given that it is an overseas degree?

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    $\begingroup$ It isn't clear what type of job you are after. Are you wanting a pilots position? Are you training for your commercial/ATP? What type of operation do you want to work for? Corporate? Airline? Cargo? What degree are you pursuing? $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Jan 14 '17 at 3:23
  • $\begingroup$ I think that this question is really in regards to the commonly cited requirement of a four year college degree that the "Major" airlines will look for in a candidate, regardless of the other requirements such as certifications and logged time. In other words, does an "overseas degree" count? $\endgroup$ – J Walters Jan 14 '17 at 4:09
  • $\begingroup$ I just started my privite license training.and yes i am working towards becoming atp pilot.I have an associate degree in industrial engineering.an currently pursuing a degree in finance. $\endgroup$ – Merrill mclean Jan 14 '17 at 5:11
  • $\begingroup$ I often hear airlines emphasize on 4 year degree.thou i have no interest in working in finance department..I'm just pursuing a degree becasue its a requirement of most major US airlines.i was just curious if after I clock my hours and have all my ratings.if major airlines would "look down"onmy degree giving that I didn't attend a local institution $\endgroup$ – Merrill mclean Jan 14 '17 at 5:19
  • $\begingroup$ It is unlikely that you would be "looked down on" if you are otherwise qualified, however it is certainly possible that an airline would prefer to have an individual with an aviation related degree. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Jan 15 '17 at 18:57

Without a considerable amount of time as PIC of a turbine-powered aircraft, I expect your chances would be slight.

Once your other qualifications, logbook, and resume are competitive, I doubt that where you went to college will matter very much.

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