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A Financial Professional Relaunches A Promising Career

Name: Ruchi

Country: India

Profession: Working for a leading U.S. bank

Determined not to let her two master's degrees in finance and five years of experience go to waste, Ruchi nonetheless kept hitting walls at every turn in her U.S. job search. In early 2014, Ruchi enrolled in our Women's Services Program and began working with her UpGlo career advisor. Several months later, when she was invited to interview at a leading U.S. bank, Ruchi was prepared. She completed all of her interview rounds in one day, and received an offer the following day.

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"I have been a volunteer with Upwardly Global since 2005. The experience of helping skilled immigrants achieve their professional dreams has enriched me in more ways than I could convey. Sharing their successes and setbacks during their job search journey taught me about resilience, drive and the passion they have to fulfill their potential and reach their goals."

Name: Caroline Cornely

Country: USA

Profession: Business Finance Manager

Company: Global TAC & Operations

Home For Job Seekers Success Stories Alumni Stories From Helping Africans in Africa to Helping Africans in the United States

From Helping Africans in Africa to Helping Africans in the United States


Struggling to meet the needs of her family members, Alizata came to Upwardly Global committed to make a better living for herself and her family and to find work that utilized her professional skills. Her focus and determination paid off. She is working as an advocate for the rights of immigrants.


Alizata

Case Manager

Cote d’Ivoire

Master of Business Administration and Management
Bachelor of Business Administration and Management



Alizata holds the prestigious honor as Upwardly Global's 300th placement! Originally from Cote d'Ivoire, Africa, she arrived in the U.S. with extensive hands-on sales and marketing experience.  In her home country, Alizata served as a Financial Counselor, doing important work helping to mobilize a group of community leaders to  promote microfinance as a potential solution to help alleviate her country’s significant poverty.  According to the World Bank, in 2008 49% of people in Cote d’Ivoire lived on less than 1.25 US dollars.  Alizata also worked with local small businesses, offering training in accounting, budgeting, management, and finance, working to help foster financial literacy in her community. Despite her significant experience and accomplishments, after migrating to the U.S., the only work Alizata could find was as a home health aid.  Struggling to meet the needs of her nephews and nieces as well as the additional ten family members that she supports, Alizata came to Upwardly Global committed to make a better living for herself and her family and to find work that utilized her professional skills.  Her focus and determination paid off.  She accepted a position as family case manager for the African Services Committee, working as an advocate for the rights of immigrants.  Fluent in Bambara, French, and English, Alizata now uses her skills and experience to serve the large African community in New York City, in the same way she once served the community in her home country.

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