Upwardly Global is an internationally recognized, nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce. Our vision is a United States where skilled new Americans are a recognized and valued source of talent. College-educated, work authorized immigrants and refugees represent 1.5 million people, a significant pool of untapped human capital. They bring with them education, experience, skills and an eagerness to contribute to their new community. The global diversity of our culture is an enormous strength and creates a unique nation.
At Upwardly Global, we strive for more modern approaches to nonprofit work and to funding the work we do. Below is a list of our current opportunities:
1. Mock Interviews
A mock interview emulates and resembles a real interview that increases our candidates' confidence, skills and interview techniques. Volunteers will practice and enhance their cross-cultural communication skills such as coaching, providing feedback, and interview methods. A brief training is provided covering interview structure and giving culturally competent feedback.
Preferred Experience: 5+ years of professional experience
2. Networking Tips
The purpose of this activity is to help Upwardly Global candidates practice their networking skills and to provide them with tools and techniques to build a professional network. Volunteers and Upwardly Global candidates will be in groups to discuss tips for successful business networking.
3. Conduct Informational Interviews
Host an Upwardly Global candidate for an Informational Interview, over the phone or in person, and help them understand the intricacies of pursuing a career within your industry or your company in the U.S. This allows for Upwardly Global candidates to practice and enhance their networking, builds confidence in creating a professional network and leverages your knowledge of your professional field.
For more information, visit us at www.upwardlyglobal.org/volunteers/index.php