eCite Digital Repository

International graduates host country employment intentions and outcomes: evidence from two Australian universities


Cameron, R and Farivar, F and Coffey, J, International graduates host country employment intentions and outcomes: evidence from two Australian universities, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 41, (5) pp. 550-568. ISSN 1360-080X (2019) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

© 2019 Association for Tertiary Education Management and the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management

DOI: doi:10.1080/1360080X.2019.1646383


A key attractor for many international students when choosing to study abroad is the prospects of gaining employment in the host country after graduating. From a university’s perspective, this becomes an important attraction issue for both maintaining and increasing the number of international students as well as improving graduate employability. A survey was utilised to explore employment intentions and outcomes of international graduate alumni from two Australian universities (n = 511 and n = 648). A comparative analysis between the universities has been undertaken in relation to this and rates of unemployment amongst graduates. The study has coined the term Twostep migration intention for international students/graduates and contributes to a gap in the research in relation to international graduate mobility, career intentions and employment outcomes. The findings have strategic implications for marketing Australian higher education to overseas markets and can also inform higher education policy and practice in terms of strategies for promoting international graduate employability.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:international graduates, employability, employment intention
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Farivar, F (Dr Farveh Farivar)
ID Code:133214
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-06-18
Last Modified:2022-08-29

Repository Staff Only: item control page