B Student Permit/Job Seeker 6 Month/Contract
I am due to graduate from a Master's in Switzerland in December 2011. I am currently interning as part of my studies (on my Student B Permit) and the company offered me an extension until June 2012. After talking to HR about the extension, my boss was told they cannot extend my contract because my Student B Permit expires at the end of the year. I then found out about the 6 month job seeker permit. HR looked into that and found out I can only work 15 hours per week on it which is not enough for the project I am working on. If I go ahead and apply for the 6 month extension, can the company "offer" me the 6 month contract and be able to get the work permit for me and I be able to work full-time? Or does the job I "seek" have to be a permanent position? Also, I read that graduates of Swiss universities are on the same level as Swiss citizens when it comes to finding a job. How true is this?
Btw, I am from a Non-EU country (U.S.).
Thanks for any insight and help!