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A Coastal Engineer from Vietnam is Proud to Protect California Coastline

Name: To Dang

Country: Vietnam

Profession: Coastal Scientist

To Dang and his wife were well known Coastal Engineers in Vietnam. When they arrived in the U.S. they soon realized they did not know about the U.S. cultural context, let alone how to get a job in this country. He worked as a tour guide to help pay the bills and was not sure if he would ever find a professional job. “When I went to the first Upwardly Global workshop, my hope came back,” he recalled.

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"Upwardly Global taught me how to improve my skills as a job seeker and helped me to see my weaknesses as strengths. Their guidance, help, and motivation are priceless."

Name: Celinda Mendoza

Country: Colombia

Profession: Systems Integration Consultant

Company: Accenture

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For Skilled Immigrant Job Seekers

Upwardly Global provides free job search training and services, online and in person, to help work-authorized, skilled immigrants and refugees like you to rebuild your professional careers in the U.S. We’ve trained more than 11,000 skilled immigrants and helped more than 4,000 return to work in their career fields.

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Our Job Seeker Services Program is free for skilled immigrants, refugees, asylees, SIVs, or parolees who meet the following requirements:

  1. Permanent resident/refugee/asylee/affirmative pending asylum status with full work authorization. Review this list of visa types to see if you are eligible for our full program or limited services.
  2. Bachelor's degree or higher from a non-U.S. institution
  3. Minimum of 2 years working experience outside the U.S.
  4. Living in the U.S. for 5 years or fewer*
  5. Have not worked in the U.S. in your professional field
  6. Possess computer skills and access, and intermediate+ English fluency
  7. Highly motivated and committed to completing training quickly and pursue a U.S. job search

*We cannot accept applications from those who live outside the United States.

Apply Now

When you apply, you will first create an account in our training portal, weGlo, before completing the full UpGlo application.

NOTE: The Upwardly Global program is currently experiencing a very high volume of applications and has a waiting list to join. We invite you to apply now; eligible program applicants will hear from our program staff as soon as a spot becomes available.

AFTER YOU APPLY

Once your application is reviewed, qualifying candidates will go through the three stages of our Job Seeker Services Program:

  1. Pre-Training Assessment. Learn more about our programs and services, take a free English assessment through our partner Education First, and begin work on your U.S. resume.
  2. Online Core Training. Get equipped with the tools you’ll need to rebuild your career in the U.S. During this online training, you’ll be introduced to an advisor, customize your U.S. resume, write a cover letter, and improve your interviewing and networking skills.
  3. Post-Training Job Search. Receive Coaching from UpGlo staff, access our complete training bank, and connect with volunteers who can help you as you look for a professional job.

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