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Meet Our International Professionals Program Graduates (Summer 2021 Cohort)

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, The Welcoming Center will be celebrating the graduation of 12 International Professionals Program (IPP) participants, representing seven countries across the globe.   IPP is an eight-week course for career readiness training followed by six months of job coaching. It brings together a diverse group of international professionals with bachelor’s degrees or [...]

Closing the Gender Gap: Immigrant Women and Equitable Economic Recovery

As more and more people in the United States (U.S.) are vaccinated against COVID-19, the promise of economic recovery is on the horizon. Economic growth continues to soar, and economists expect the growth to continue into the summer. However, as the economy continues to climb back to its pre-COVID state, we must look deeper into [...]

Meet Our International Professionals Program Graduates (Spring 2021 Cohort)

On April 1, 2021, The Welcoming Center celebrated the graduation of 11 International Professionals Program (IPP) participants, representing seven countries across the globe. IPP is an eight-week course for career readiness training followed by six months of job coaching. It brings together a diverse group of international professionals with bachelor’s degrees or higher and U.S. work authorization seeking to enter the U.S. workforce through employment or fellowship opportunities. Below [...]

A Conversation Between James Hancock and Olena Hart

Our International Professionals Program graduate, Olena Hart, recently interviewed Welcoming Center volunteer, James Hancock. Read their conversation below. Hello James! Thank you for agreeing to talk about yourself, the company you work for and your experience, as a volunteer, with the Welcoming Center. Could you please introduce yourself first?  Yes, sure. My name is James [...]

Recognizing Foreign Education and Employment Authorization

Foreign-educated immigrants have the potential to revitalize the economy of the United States (U.S.) by offering their advanced-degree knowledge and global work experience. In recognition of the value immigrant job-seekers can bring to the U.S. economy, the new administration has made immigration reform a priority. In fact, our new Vice President, Kamala Harris, is the daughter of [...]