Resources To Support Ukrainian International Students

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There were 1,739 students from Ukraine in the U.S. for the 2020–21 academic year, according to the Open Doors Report. Some of them may be close to the end of their program of study or OPT, and they are not able to return to their home country during the Russian invasion.

5 Steps to a Successful Informational Interview

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I feel like I’m doing something wrong when I try to network. I’ve asked my professor to connect me with a few professionals in his network. When I got on a call with those professionals and asked if they can refer me to the company, they all said that they would keep an eye out for me. Unfortunately, I never hear anything back. What is your advice for my situation?

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 […]

Excel Your Career With Our Top 5 Holiday Networking Tips

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Dear Coach Kwan,

This is my first year in the States after the pandemic and I will be graduating soon. I know networking is important, and I heard the holiday season could be a great time to network. How can I optimize this holiday seasons in the US for networking post-pandemic?

Introducing “Lift as We Climb”: Mentorship for Our Community

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Nobody achieves success alone. We all need communities of people to support, and who support us, to build each other up and provide unique and helpful insight. In this way, anyone can succeed. ICAway aims to support a community of international students, immigrants, and leaders who want to pay it forward.

“Lift as We Climb” Mentorship program seeks to help build students’ ability to create mentor/mentee relationships.

True Stories: Turning Job [Rejections] Into Job [Offers]

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Hear the journeys of three international job candidates who overcame barriers and landed their dream jobs in the US. By Amanda Rosenberg There is a clear disparity that international students and immigrants in the US face when finding jobs. From lacking knowledge on the US job system to work permits (CPT/OPT/H-1B) to not having professional […]