πŸ€– Break into Tech with a Non-Tech Background

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Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today:Β  JOIN NOW Do you feel that in order for you to land a job at top tech companies in the U.S. as an international student, you need to have a degree in computer science engineering? Let me ask another question: Do you feel that you’re […]

πŸ—½Startup Visas

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Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today:Β  JOIN NOW 55% of America’s billion-dollar startups have an Immigrant Founder. Immigrant entrepreneurs have long been an important part of America’s economic success story. Unfortunately, Starting a business as an international student in the US is not that easy as visa requirements are complex. Our […]

🌎Cross-Cultural Job Seeking

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Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today:  JOIN NOW It is not easy to network with people or interview for a job as you are from another culture. Differences in cultural values and expectations can have a huge influence on how a candidates’ skills and experience are interpreted. Our guest mentor in […]

Investing in Yourself

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β€œπ‘Ύπ’‰π’†π’ π’šπ’π’– π’‡π’Šπ’π’… π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’‘π’‚π’”π’”π’Šπ’π’, π’Šπ’π’—π’†π’”π’• π’Šπ’ π’Šπ’• 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒆 π’“π’†π’‚π’π’π’š π’ˆπ’π’π’… 𝒂𝒕 π’Šπ’•” “𝑡𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 π‘«π’Šπ’”π’„π’π’–π’π’• 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇.” – Victor Garcia, a recent graduate from University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business. He is currently pursuing his dream role as an analyst at Deloitte consulting. πŸ—½First-generation students of immigrant families often feel intense pressure to […]

Landing Jobs in Canada 🍁

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Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today:Β  JOIN NOW If you were an international Student seeking H1B in 2021, your overall chance of getting selected for H1B cap employment was only 31% Because of this, many students have started considering Canada’s easier system as a backup plan. But, is it easier for […]

What To Do When Your 90-Day OPT Unemployment Is Running Out

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Five Steps To Take If You Are Unemployed Under Optional Practical Training (OPT) I get a lot of messages from international students such as the one above as their 90-day OPT unemployment allowance period comes to an end. Many new graduates hoped that three months would be enough time to secure a job offer. Unfortunately, […]

3 Steps to Getting Referrals from Your Connections

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Dear Coach Kwan, This pandemic has made job searching so competitive. I am so torn by online job applications that don’t yield results. You taught us about building meaningful connections with US professionals, and you advised we should not ask for jobs right away when connecting with people. I try to follow your advice, but […]

Virtual Career Fairs: Three Tips for Success

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Dear Coach Kwan, I never find career fairs helpful for me, as I hardly get to meet with companies who want to sponsor me. However, my career advisors advised me to attend, and I wanted to give it a try. Since everything is still happening virtually because of the pandemic, I’m not sure how to […]

International Students’ Stories: Career Fair Strategy

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I had the pleasure of meeting Uyen when I was at the Vong Tay Nuoc My 6 (VTNM6) Career Conference in Chicago. I was a mock interview coach, and Uyen was part of one of the VTNM6 committees. She impressed me with her authenticity, charisma, and intelligence. Uyen is a former international student who successfully […]