Career path job: A job that helps a graduate fulfill his or her future career plans.
High-skilled diaspora: Increasingly used to describe networks of contact and information flow that form among the internationally mobile portion of a country's nationals.
Involuntary employment outside of field: A person either employed outside his or her field because a job in that field was not available or employed part time in that field because a full-time job was not available.
Stay rate: In this chapter, the proportion of students on temporary visas who have stayed in the United States 1–5 years after doctorate degree conferral.
Tertiary educated: Roughly equivalent in U.S. terms to individuals who have earned at least technical school or associate's degrees, including all degrees up to doctorate.