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Mentor helps Peruvian IT Professional get Back into Global Firm

Name: Haydee

Country: Peru

Profession: Experienced Associate

Haydee is an IT professional from Peru. While attending an Upwardly Global career summit, she met her future mentor who is an HR Professional. They worked together during Haydee's job search. After only four months participating in the Upwardly Global program, Haydee was hired as Experienced Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Chicago.

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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

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.

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IT Professional Lawyer Nurse Pharmacist
Physical Therapist Physician Teacher Veterinarian



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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