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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

"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

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We'll help you find a job and Rebuild your career In the U.S.

Upwardly Global is an award-winning national nonprofit organization that provides free mentoring and job-search training to skilled, work-authorized immigrants and refugees. Learn more about our program here.

We look forward to working with you to help rebuild your career. Before completing the application, please make sure that you meet the following requirements:

  1. have permanent resident/refugee/asylee/affirmative pending asylum status with full work authorization
  2. have a Bachelor's degree or higher from a non-U.S. institution
  3. have a minimum of 2 years working experience outside the U.S.
  4. live in the U.S. for less than 5 years or less
  5. have not worked in the U.S. in your professional field
  6. possess computer skills and intermediate English language skills
  7. highly motivated and able to participate in online or in-person training programs

Our application process is simple and should take you about 30 minutes. All of the information you provide is confidential. To be certain you qualify for our program and to help us secure the funding we need to offer our services we ask you to provide:

  • Contact information, so we can contact you to verify your information
  • Information on your university or college degree
  • A brief work history, including your current employment, if any
  • Your work authorization information
  • Your resume or another document describing your work history in detail - please download our resume template if you don't have a resume
  • Other demographic information

We will contact you within 5 business days after we receive your application.

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