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.
"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."
Upwardly Global provides free job search training and services, online and in person, to help work-authorized, skilled immigrants and refugees like you to rebuild your professional careers in the U.S. We’ve trained more than 11,000 skilled immigrants and helped more than 4,000 return to work in their career fields.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
Our Job Seeker Services Program is free for skilled immigrants, refugees, asylees, SIVs, or parolees who meet the following requirements:
Permanent resident/refugee/asylee/affirmative pending asylum status with full work authorization. Review this list of visa types to see if you are eligible for our full program or limited services.
Bachelor's degree or higher from a non-U.S. institution
Minimum of 2 years working experience outside the U.S.
Living in the U.S. for 5 years or fewer*
Have not worked in the U.S. in your professional field
Possess computer skills and access, and intermediate+ English fluency
Highly motivated and committed to completing training quickly and pursue a U.S. job search
*We cannot accept applications from those who live outside the United States.
When you apply, you will first create an account in our training portal, weGlo, before completing the full UpGlo application.
NOTE: The Upwardly Global program is currently experiencing a very high volume of applications and has a waiting list to join. We invite you to apply now; eligible program applicants will hear from our program staff as soon as a spot becomes available.
AFTER YOU APPLY
Once your application is reviewed, qualifying candidates will go through the three stages of our Job Seeker Services Program:
Pre-Training Assessment. Learn more about our programs and services, take a free English assessment through our partner Education First, and begin work on your U.S. resume.
Online Core Training. Get equipped with the tools you’ll need to rebuild your career in the U.S. During this online training, you’ll be introduced to an advisor, customize your U.S. resume, write a cover letter, and improve your interviewing and networking skills.
Post-Training Job Search. Receive Coaching from UpGlo staff, access our complete training bank, and connect with volunteers who can help you as you look for a professional job.