Giang Nguyen’s career choice is probably not something you hear often from international students in the U.S. Based in Washington DC, she is working as a Digital Campaign Lead at Phone2Action, an award-winning digital grassroots platform company that helps connect the public with elected officials to advocate for the issues they care about. Check out this Hendrix College graduate’s amazing story.
Definitely one of the best story about Wall Street wannabe!
I usually tell my friends that I don’t believe in “short term networking”, a phrase I use to describe random networking efforts. Most of the time you can’t get the job offer just by sending 3 messages to someone on LinkedIn. The ability to build and maintain good long term professional relationships, however, is not the only thing made Hoa Nguyen stand out during her job search. Read the story to learn about how this Cornell College graduate got her job at JP Morgan Chase.
From China, Levian came to the U.S. as an exchange student but decided to stay for her degrees. She landed a job here by following what she calls “traditional ways”. Those “traditional ways” are working hard, being prepared and being patient.
“…We immigrants are a special group in this country, we have to work much harder to earn a place. But when we do, I’ve only seen success…”
Cuong Dinh came to the U.S. for his MBA after working as an Aircraft Engineer in Vietnam for 6 years. Thinking back on that journey, Cuong admits it wasn’t easy for him to get his job in America. He is now a Product Manager at a startup based in Nashville, Tennessee.
“…I remember walking into interviews the first few times with my jeans and cowboy boots. I thought jeans were fancy, reserved for special occasions…”
Kaushal, based in San Francisco, works as an Analyst at NERA Economic Consulting. His story reminds us of one important thing: When it comes to job search, don’t put too much pressure on yourself!
For those international students who did not have an US undergraduate degree and only came here for Masters (non-MBA) programs with limited work experience, getting a job is a really big challenge. Duy Ngo, a Vietnamese student who recently got a job offer at the Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate Group (FSR) at PwC New York, proved that he can overcome obstacles. Following is his story.
My summary of Ngan’s story: “I couldn’t ask for a better one!”