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 […]

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 […]

Top Tips for [Effective Communication] in the US Hiring Process and Workplace

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Dear Coach Kwan, I am very comfortable with my technical and software skills. However, I am quite concerned about my communication skills during the hiring process and after I land a job in the US. Could you please give me some guidance to help me improve my skills in this area? – An international student […]

Is Job Hunting Really a Numbers Game?

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Dear Coach Kwan, I am an international student who is actively job hunting. 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 it strategically […]

ICAway’s Guide for Employers: Hiring International Students

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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]

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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 […]