On-Demand Webinars for International Students

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Getting Your First Job in The U.S.

A Special Webinar for International Students

As an international student, you may be facing challenges securing your first job in the United States.

Career coach Kwan Segal, the founder of ICAway, will discuss ways that you can navigate barriers and take advantage of opportunities in your career development journey in the U.S.

You will receive tips and techniques that you can use to communicate with potential employers about your visa status, future sponsorship, as well as networking and career branding strategies to help you secure your first job in the U.S.

Join our WhatsApp group, please visit Coach Kwanโ€™sย Q&A for Intโ€™l Students Group

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Career & Visa Pathways for F1: Job Searching for International Students

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ICAway is hosting a LIVE webinar to discuss H-1B Visa Program Reforms and other visa options for F1 students with Attorney Art Serratelli, Partner at Serratelli Mijal PLLC, an immigration law team who appreciates that clients are coming to America to build a better future for themselves and their children. (About Attorney Art)

We will also hear real stories from Naisargi Dave, Former International Student from University of Nebraska-Lincoln/ Currently an Environmental Scientist at EA engineering, how she went through H-1B Lottery rounds I and II in 2021.

Moderator: Coach Kwan, Founder of ICAway

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Building Success Mindset: 2022 Job Searching for International Students

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๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต

๐Ÿ˜ขSearching for jobs is hard and searching for jobs as an international student could be three times more challenging!

๐Ÿ†Having a success mindset is critical to achieving the job of your dreams in the U.S.

We are bringing the mental health expert Dr. Vivi W. Hua, Psy.D. to join Coach Kwan’s panel on the topic of Building a Success Mindset for Job Searching in 2022.

Moderator: our wonderful ICAway member, Vaish Hatrote, International Student from University at Buffalo

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York College - International Student Job Search Webinar

๐Ÿ“ฃOur Coach Kwan joined the Panel Discussion with Art Serratelli from Serratelli Mijal PLLC and Angela Jiang from PwC at the 2021 International Student Career Talk tomorrow at York College, NE. Questions we answered included but not limited to: โœ… What has held back international graduates from landing their dream careers? โœ… When clicking yes to a question โ€œDo you now or will you require a sponsor in the future?โ€ – WIll a company reject me for answering yes? โœ…How can we stand out as students from a smaller network? And more!

Moderator: Josh Santiago, Nebraska State President at Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL).

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Building a networking game plan to land jobs in Financial Services

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Our guest mentor is Marie-Helene Kennedy-Payen. She has ten years of international experience in the private and public sectors with a focus on sales in the financial services industry and on client relationships; expertise in implementing strategy, communications, leadership and talent development for over 1,800 employees across 23 countries.

In this webinar, we answered these questions and more:

  1. How to make a great impression during the first minutes of the interaction?
  2. What do you think is one of the common mistakes that students make when they are trying to network within the financial industry?
  3. How to maintain a connection overtime?

Moderator: Fernanda Garcรญa, Internaitonal Student from University at Albany, SUNY/ Incoming Audit Intern at Deloitte


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Becoming Early Talents for Global Companies

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The ICAway guest mentor in this episode is June Huynh, the Program Lead for the Student Training and Rotation Internship program at SAP America. SAP is the winner of the #1 intern program of 2019. SAPโ€™s 1,000+ interns represent 11 different countries. 

In this webinar, we answered these questions and more:

  1. Who are early talents? Why do top companies have early talent programs? How to become an early talent for top companies?
  2. How the role early talents play for global companies? How can they turn this opportunity into a full-time position?
  3. How can a student stand out among other candidates during a virtual or onsite career fair?

Moderator: Alyssa Louise Geonanga, International Student from North Park University.

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Getting Your First Job in Project Management with Little to No Experience

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Our guest mentor, Marie Spark, responded to questions and doubts about getting your first job in the Project Management (PM) field.

  • What types of entry-level jobs are available for students interested in PM, and how do you find them?
  • PM Candidates are more often considered for Business Analyst (BA) roles: how different are these two roles and is it a good idea to settle for a BA position?
  • How can students with non-technical backgrounds land their first PM job? and what skills or experience do students need in order to land their first PM job?
  • What are some of the challenges that a student can anticipate when applying for jobs in PM? and how can we start building skills for PM?ย 

This event was moderated by Kanika Garg, an international student from Gannon University.ย  ย 

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The Golden Age of Product Management: How to Stand Out in Your Job Search

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The product management job is one of the hottest and fastest-growing jobs in the US.

Coach Kwan, ICAway Founder, and John Fontenot, Path2Product Founder, has shared tips and techniques to stand out from the crowd as a skilled product manager.

The event was moderated by Tanu Jain, Product Manager at Bizmetric. She is a former international student from University of Houston.ย 

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How to Build Visibility and Stand Out in Corporate America

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As a young professional with little to no experience, how do you sell yourself to your employer or a potential employer?

How do you identify obstacles and propose impactful change as an intern? Looking back on your career, what is one piece of advice you can offer interns and contractors to turn their current role into a full-time position? and many other questions that we answered in this webinar to help you become visible in Corporate America.

This event was moderated by Farheen Nabi, an international student from University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business/ Incoming Market Risk Analyst at Exelon. Farheen received an internship extension and finally received her full-time offer four months before her graduation.

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Storytelling: The Art of Winning a Job in the US

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How do you answer a simple interview question like โ€œWhy do you want to work in this role?โ€ย Do you just simply share your educational background?ย 

Stories help bring your skills and experience to life. They also engage the employers and leave a lasting impression. Unfortunately, the ability to tell a story has been one of the cultural barriers that many Asian candidates stumble through when applying for jobs in the US.

Watch this recording to learn how you can change the way you approach job applications and interviews with storytelling.

This event was moderated by Ellen Yz. Wang, a former international student from University of Wisconsin-Madison/ current business analyst at one of the fastest-growing Health analytics companies in New York.

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Fall 2021 - Navigating Recruitment as an International Student Webinar

Hosted by The Wisconsin School of Business

Coach Kwan presented the career success roadmap for international students and how international students can secure a job before their graduation. This webinar covered topics to help students prepare for recruitment, networking, interviewing tips, leveraging your resources, and learning from others’ lived experiences. Guest presenters also include UW-Madison alumni Revati Garg and current student Harper Xiong.

Fall 2020 - Navigating Recruitment as an International Student Webinar

Hosted by The Wisconsin School of Business

A 1-hour webinar on Navigating Recruitment as an International Student. We have discussed holistic career planning starting from being aware of different visa options, approaches to increasing your chances for job interviews, to following up with employers. Guest presenters also include immigration attorney Art Serratelli and UW-Madison alum Sean Meng.

Career Branding Workshop

Virginia Tech Ascend Chapter and Vietnamese Student Association host a career branding workshop with career coach Kwan Segal.

Tap into the Hidden Job Market

CWRU Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education and ICAway held a special webinar for International Students to discuss the latest trends of the job market in the US, three winning strategies to help you find your career advocates and a hidden job market, as well as tools and templates that will help you break through cultural and language barriers.

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How to get a job with NO experience!

The job requires experience. I don’t have any. And I can’t get experience without a job. Catch 22, much?

If there’s one question I get repeatedly, it’s this: How can I get hired without experience and without a network?ย 

Hosted by Sonal Bahl, #SuperChargeFridays

If I want to become a guest mentor, how can I get involved?

If you are interested in becoming an ICAway Mentor for international students and immigrants in the US, or if you would like to know more, please submit the form below.