Career Skills Program

Upwardly Global helps internationally trained immigrant and refugee professionals to restart their careers in the United States.

We have helped more than 7,500 immigrants and refugees find full-time, professional work in their fields—and you could be next!

As an Upwardly Global program participant, you can look forward to the following services:


One-on-One Career Coaching

Your career coach will work with you as a mentor to identify your needs, build a plan, and conduct your search until you secure a professional job. Learn more about career coaching by clicking below:

How Career Coaching Works >


U.S. Workplace Skills

Upwardly Global’s online platform, WeGlo, offers you access to trainings and tools for the U.S. workplace and job search, like how to make a resume and improve your command of workplace English. Learn more by clicking below:

Core U.S. Workplace Skills >

Professional English-Language Courses >


Industry-Focused Training Opportunities

You’ll have opportunities to gain technical skills in your current profession or in a new, high-demand field. Learn more about our top tier training and credentialing opportunities with leading partners by clicking below:

Industry-Focused Training and Certification Opportunities>


Professional Networking

Tap into a network of professionals from key industries and some of the top companies in the U.S. Learn more about networking by clicking below:

Connect with volunteers & professionals in your field >
Get involved in high-demand career communities> 


Are you eligible?

Confirm that you qualify for our free career skills program:

  • I have a visa or immigration status from this list.
  • I arrived in the US within the last 7 years.*
  • I have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.*
  • I speak English at an intermediate or advanced level.
  • I live in one of these states: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, or Washington D.C.

*Exceptions are made in some cases. For more details or if you have questions, please contact outreach@upwardlyglobal.org.

Apply Now

The first step is to submit your information. You’ll hear back from us within seven business days.

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Contact the Job Seeker Support Team

We are happy to answer any questions that you have by email or through our form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we frequently receive, and key answers to help get you started.

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Additional Resources

Regardless of whether you’re eligible for our full program, you can access our carefully selected set of career-boosting resources.

Access resources available to all job seekers >

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