Is Job Hunting Really a Numbers Game?


Dear Coach Kwan, I am an international student who is actively looking for a job. I hear from so many of my peers that they have been sending out dozens of applications each day. This is very discouraging since I know that most of them have sent out hundreds of applications to no avail. Is […]

Find a Summer Internship in 60 Days as an International Student


How to Find a [Summer Internship] in Less than 60 Days Is there still time for international students to find their summer internships? I teach job search skills to international students in the U.S. Many of them are grad students with work experience. Yet recently, they came to me hopeless. They said things like: “That […]

ICAway’s Guide for Employers: Hiring International Students


Hiring Global Talent: The Why, The How and Next Steps We believe that finding the right talent is harder than sponsoring a student. Hiring international students brings so many benefits to the U.S. job market. Therefore, ICAway is committed to advocating international students’ abilities to U.S. employers. This guide provides a few reasons why employers should […]

[Five Tips] to Convert an Internship to a [Full-time Job]


Dear Coach Kwan, I’ve recently started an internship at a company that I really like and I love working with this team! I was hoping you could provide some tips on how to improve my chances of landing a full-time position after this internship. Can you help? Sincerely, A highly determined international student Creating Your […]

Study Abroad: 10 Points to Consider as an International Student

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Dear Coach Kwan, I’m planning to pursue a degree in the US. What are some things that I should consider to ensure that I am fully prepared to optimize my time as an international student in the US? – Aspiring international student dreaming to join a university in the US.I’m so happy to see you […]

How To Make The Most Out Of Summer: Networking & Internship Hunting

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Dear Coach Kwan, Now that summer is here, I want to take advantage of having a break from school and focus on my job search. How can I take advantage during this time to maximize my chances of landing my dream job? Sincerely, A temporarily-free-from-school international student That is such a good mindset to have! […]

5 Steps to a Successful Informational Interview

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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Dear Coach Kwan, 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 […]

10 Things to Remember When Searching for Jobs in the First Quarter of 2021


Dear Coach Kwan, I feel like 2020 was a really difficult and unstable year for jobs. What should I be aware of this year to help me be prepared? A Soon-to-be Graduate International Student First of all, I’m so proud of you for making it through this unprecedented year! I know many of you are […]

Virtual Networking Tips During the Holiday Season

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Dear Coach Kwan, It is now the holiday season and the number of job openings is much fewer than before. I’ll be graduating next year. While I’m on my winter break, I feel anxious about searching for an internship so that I will have enough work experience when looking for a full-time job. I want […]