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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

"Our strong collaboration with Upwardly Global serves as an ongoing source of talent to fuel the growth of my business and ensures positive health outcomes for both Chicago citizens and international visitors who have Limited English Proficiency."

Name: Kim Taylor

Country: USA

Profession: President

Company: Healthcare Langauge Services

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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

PLEASE NOTE: Upwardly Global has recently updated our program requirements. Effective Friday, August 11, 2017 Upwardly Global is offering its full-service program in the following states only: California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. If you live in a different state, you are welcome to click "Apply Now" below to create a basic account to access some of our job search resources. Thank you for your understanding.

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

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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