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Informational Interview Leads to Full Time Position for Colombian Sociologist

Name: Monica

Country: Colombia

Profession: Youth Center Coordinator

Monica, a Sociologist from Colombia had nearly given up on her professional job search. Out of her professional field for more than five years, she was working as a sales associate to pay the bills. Upwardly Global connected her with a well-known Chicago-based nonprofit. Monica now proudly serves as a Youth Center Coordinator for the organization.

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"He who dreams is not a fool. Let us not all have a place for self-doubt and despair as we should always try to convert adversities and odds into opportunities. I thank you all Upwardly Global team for providing help and inspiration when it was badly needed."

Name: Abebe Gellaw

Country: Ethiopia

Profession: Executive Director

Company: Ethiopian Satellite Televison

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Mentor helps Peruvian IT Professional get Back into Global Firm


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.

Mentor helps Peruvian IT Professional get Back into Global Firm

Haydee

Experienced Associate

Peru

Bachelor or Science in System Engineering



For seven years Haydee worked as an IT Professional at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in her home country of Peru.  With experience in SAP security, process control, and IT auditing, she had a very marketable skill set.  Still, after arriving in the U.S., Haydee couldn’t catch a break in her job search.  While attending an Upwardly Global career summit in May 2010, she met her future mentor, Jason, an HR Professional.

Jason and Haydee worked together to revamp her resume, perfect her interview skills, and actively search for opportunities in her field.  When Upwardly Global connected Haydee with a PriceWaterhouseCoopers recruiter for an informational interview, she was well prepared to make the most of the opportunity. And that she did.  In September, after only four months participating in the Upwardly Global program, Haydee was hired as Experienced Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Chicago.

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