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Colombian Physician Starts Again

Name: Paola

Country: Colombia

Profession: Resident – Family Medicine

A native Colombian, Paola was working at one of the Chile’s largest public hospitals. In 2007, she moved to the Windy City to start a new life. "For a long time I didn't do anything, because I didn't have the contacts or anything…” she says. Then Paola connected with Upwardly Global. “They really changed my life.”

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"Upwardly Global gave me user-friendly tools that I applied not only for job searching but also to build professional relationships. The training helped me realize my strengths and recognize the areas where I need to develop my talents."

Name: Helena Alemu

Country: Ethiopia

Profession: Research Consultant

Company: UNICEF

Michigan Professional Licensing Guides

High-Skilled Talent: the Future of Michigan

The state of Michigan recognizes skilled immigrants as vital to the economic health of the state today and in the future.  Governor Rick Snyder leads the nation’s governors in his support for welcoming immigrants, including high-skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs.

Michigan Professional Licensing Guides

These licensing guides provide information for eleven in-demand professions. Each year thousands of immigrants coming to the U.S. are already trained in these professions, but must also invest time and resources to secure state-level licenses in order to resume practicing their profession. The Professional Licensing Guides explain what foreign-trained immigrants need to know before applying for a professional license in Michigan. The intention is to help skilled immigrants prepare efficiently to license in accordance with  the high professional standards of our state.

Accountant Architect Dentist Engineer
IT Professional Lawyer Nurse Pharmacist
Physical Therapist Physician Teacher Veterinarian

 

Contributors

The Michigan Professional Licensing Guides were created with the active support of the office of Governor Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Global Michigan and Global Detroit.  Upwardly Global initiatives in Michigan are generously funded by the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan, a unique philanthropic initiative aimed at helping to restore southeast Michigan to a position of leadership in the new global economy.

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