Pathways to Success


If you have arrived at this page, you are probably looking for information on the Welcoming Center's seminars for immigrant professionals.

These free evening events help work-authorized immigrants who were educated outside the U.S. to understand the path to a professional career in this country.

The agenda includes presentations by experienced staff from the Welcoming Center, World Education Services (WES), and a local college or university.  In addition, human resources staff from leading Philadelphia-area businesses share their perspectives on what makes for a successful job candidate.

Topics typically include:

  • How to get international credentials or degrees evaluated
  • When it makes sense to apply for occupational licensing
  • Why to consider additional courses at an American university
  • What to expect in a US professional job interview
  • How to prepare yourself as a candidate for professional jobs

Who should attend?Immigrants who have:

  • Legal work authorization  
  • A bachelor's or graduate degree in a medical or healthcare-related field, from a college or university outside the US
  • An interest in building a successful American career

Couldn’t make it to the events?

Our last Pathways to Success seminars were held in September 2012 at Montgomery County Community College and Delaware County Community College. You can view the presentations from the events below.

For Healthcare Professionals:

For Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Professionals:

Additional resource handouts for these events are available by contacting Manuel Portillo at 215-825-7765 or Please note whether you would like materials for healthcare professionals or for STEM fields.

If you would like to be added to our notification list for future Pathways to Success eventsplease e-mail us with your name and contact information.

Interested in hosting a Pathways to Success event at your institution? Contact us!