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Welcome to iCEP

The Cross-Cultural Advisor Academy


U.S. job openings fell more than expected in April 2024, pushing the number of available jobs per job seeker to its lowest level in nearly three years. Amidst this downturn, the job market remains fiercely competitive, with an average job opening attracting more than 250 resumes, yet less than 2% of applicants securing an interview.

For international students, navigating the traditional job application process poses even greater challenges. From waiting for job openings to facing inquiries about their immigration status, many talented individuals stumble in their pursuit of employment. To navigate these obstacles, students with strong networking skills can effectively connect with people and secure job opportunities through their network, tapping into the hidden job market.

iCEP equips university advisors with the necessary tools and strategies to support international students in overcoming these unique career challenges.

Why iCEP?

Our focus is on fostering cross-cultural empathy and integration, allowing advisors to identify and address the unique challenges faced by international students, thus unlocking their full potential.

We offer practical tips to empower you in facilitating transformative change management for your students. It involves guiding individuals in their journey of self-discovery and fostering self-improvement through inquiry, feedback, and various techniques. 

As we equip you with techniques to empower your students, we also prioritize empowering you as advisors, ensuring you can support your students while maintaining mindfulness of both your needs and theirs.

This signifies that all approaches discussed in this training are grounded in real-world practices rather than theoretical concepts.

The iCEP pilot phase offers three tailored online modules for college and university advisors:

Module 1 

Bridging Cultural Gaps

To enhance advisors’ understanding of international cultures and how these cultural differences can impact behaviors and expectations in a U.S. context.

Module 2 

Redefining Networking 

To help international students overcome fears associated with networking and develop strategies to build meaningful professional relationships for mentorship and referrals.

Module 3

Empowering Advisors 

To offer practical frameworks, tools and strategies for optimizing students’ job searches within tight timelines, considering the nuances of work authorization (CPT, OPT, and Beyond).

Who Should Participate:

All campus partners who are involved in the International Student life cycle (F-1 and J-1). The International Student Life Cycle is the process that students take from pre-enrollment through retention to graduation and post-baccalaureate achievement. Recommended campus partners include but are not limited to:

  • Career Services (Coaches, Employer Relations, Alumni Network)
  • International Student & Scholar Services
  • Academic Advisors
  • Program Managers
  • International Admission


Receive a customized training program to help your institution become a true career advocate for international students.

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iCEP Learning Objectives:

  1. Cultural Competence: Participants will grasp international cultures for adept navigation in diverse settings.

  2. Empowerment: Through storytelling and skill-building, participants will bolster international students for academic and career triumph.

  3. Inclusive Support Tools: Participants will acquire frameworks and resources to provide tailored support and facilitate cultural exchange for international students.


Kwan Segal brings over 15 years of invaluable experience as a human-capital consultant, having contributed her expertise to renowned global corporations such as BMW, Accenture, and Deloitte. Throughout her career, she has spearheaded Talent Development initiatives on a large scale, positively influencing the professional trajectories of thousands of employees worldwide.

Drawing from her extensive background and firsthand experience navigating the job market in the United States, Kwan has developed a tailored training program aimed at empowering international students with the necessary skills for their career pursuits. Her program not only equips students with practical tools but also encourages them to overcome cultural barriers, preparing them effectively for the U.S. professional landscape.

Kwan’s dedication to the field extends beyond her consulting work. She has actively contributed to organizations such as the NCDA International Student Services Committee and the Central Asian Productivity and Research Center (CAPRC). Furthermore, she has presented at prestigious national and international conferences, including the NACE, NCDA, and NAFSA, where she shares her insights on career development and international education.

Kwan holds an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management – Sasin School of Management’s international education partnership program. Additionally, she is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by HRCI, further validating her expertise in the field.

A Few Words From Our University Partners

“Kwan is a natural-born leader, coach, creator, innovator, and change agent in higher education.”

Michael Elliott, PhD Director of International Student and Scholar Services, University at Albany, SUNY

"Kwan is the first person I think of when I am meeting with an international student who is looking for extra help with their job search."

Ed Brodka Career Design Consultant, University at Buffalo, SUNY

"Working with Kwan has exceeded my expectations for collaboration."

Caitlin Quillen Career Coach, Wisconsin School of Business

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Program Benefits

Transformative Kwan Coaching

Empowering Transformation Through Asynchronous Learning

Explore at your own pace, anywhere, anytime to gain insights into the unique barriers faced by international students and access practical tools and resources.

Community Kwan Coaching

Connecting and Collaborating in an Exclusive Group

Join our exclusive group dedicated to continuous experience sharing and insightful discussions, where members actively exchange their experiences, ask questions, and foster ongoing growth, providing a supportive space for mutual learning and development.

Certificate of Completion

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Upon successful completion of the program, you'll earn a prestigious certificate that serves as a testament to your dedication and showcases the newly acquired skills you've mastered.

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