“I feel loyalty to the country that accepted me and protected me, and I want to make life better for everyone by applying my skills. I am sure that a lot of immigrant job seekers feel the same.”
Khaled left Syria in 2010, fearing for his life and safety due to his political activism against the Assad regime. He drained his savings to reach the United States, where he was granted asylum, and settled in the Bay Area. With his education and experience, he thought he would land a high-tech job. He sent out 500 copies of his resume, and got no responses. To survive, he worked a series of low-paying jobs, including waiting tables and selling shoes.
With Upwardly Global’s help, he secured a project manager position at Pcubed, a global consulting firm. PCubed was so impressed with Khaled, that they reached back out to us and have since hired two more alumni. Hear more from Khaled in his own words.See more of our impact