24 episodes

Welcome to ICAway Podcast!

I am coach Kwan and this is Meet the Mentor, my podcast for international job seekers. I am a career coach and the founder of ICAway. I teach international students and experienced professionals how to brand themselves as a talent in the U.S. job market. In this show, you’ll be listening to organizational leaders and former international students who share their direct experience to help YOU overcome YOUR unique challenges as an international job seeker and build the right skills for a career search.

To find out more about what we do, please visit 🌐 ICAway.com
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/icaway/support

ICAway International Student Career Coach Kwan Segal

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Welcome to ICAway Podcast!

I am coach Kwan and this is Meet the Mentor, my podcast for international job seekers. I am a career coach and the founder of ICAway. I teach international students and experienced professionals how to brand themselves as a talent in the U.S. job market. In this show, you’ll be listening to organizational leaders and former international students who share their direct experience to help YOU overcome YOUR unique challenges as an international job seeker and build the right skills for a career search.

To find out more about what we do, please visit 🌐 ICAway.com
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/icaway/support

    🌟Personal Branding

    🌟Personal Branding

    Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today: Join ICAway Coaching Program

    Personal branding is not exclusive to professionals in a leadership role.

    It is a tool that everyone should engage to help solidify their career, especially young professionals.

    Personal branding can help you in so many ways - not only to find your first job but also to pave your way on a fast track to success in the corporate world.

    Our guest mentor in this episode is Stephanie Nuesi [https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanienuesi/]

    She's the CEO and Founder of Max Up. 

    Stephanie is passionate about career coaching and public speaking. She has given over 300 workshops and events in 10 countries and has been guest speaker for companies like Wiley, The AICPA, UBS, LinkedIn, and more.

    Stephanie has been featured on Fox News, abc news, The Denver Channel, The Well, The CPA Journal, Josh Talks USA, and more. She has helped over 5,000 students and professionals from all over the world with her company Max Up, where she provides career coaching and professional development strategies and resources to help them land their dream careers. Because of her passion to keep involved with the community, she was chosen as a 2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar and is now a NextGen 30 Under 30 for the hispanic executive magazine, which highlights the most successful latinos worldwide.

    Stephanie has interned in various top accounting firms, tech companies, and different banks in New York City and California. Stephanie is now a financial analyst at Google. 


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    • 27 min
    🔎Finding Inclusive Companies 🌍

    🔎Finding Inclusive Companies 🌍

    Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today: Join ICAway Coaching Program

    The ability to work with people having diverse values and cultures is extremely important.

    As an international student or immigrant in the U.S., you may be looking for an inclusive workplace

    Where people acknowledge your differences and know that your uniqueness will contribute to the organization’s culture and business outcomes.

    Our guest mentor today is Nadia Ibrahim-Taney. She is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and also the founder of Beyond Discovery Coaching

    Nadia and I sat down to discuss the approach to help you find inclusive companies in the U.S.

    Connect with Nadia, visit https://www.instagram.com/beyonddiscoverycoaching/


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    • 27 min
    🌎Cultural Integration

    🌎Cultural Integration

    Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today: Join ICAway Coaching Program

    Adapting to a new culture is easier said than done. The Fear of rejection is real.

    How can we handle it?

    Our guest mentor today is Dr. Andrew Woods

    He is an adjunct professor at EMLYON business school in Shanghai, China and an adjunct faculty member at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Canada.

    Dr. Woods also has served as an advisor to the Canadian government on cross-cultural communication, entrepreneurship and helping immigrants to settle in Canada.

    He is the author of three books and numerous articles and the editor and content advisor for the Shanghai government’s inward investment guides.

    Follow Dr. Woods’s work on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doctor-andrew-woods/

    Looking for jobs in the U.S.? Visit https://www.icaway.com/


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    • 30 min
    🤖 Break into Tech with a Non-Tech Background

    🤖 Break into Tech with a Non-Tech Background

    Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today: Join ICAway Coaching Program

    Do you feel that in order for you to land a job at top tech companies in the U.S. as an international student, you need to have a degree in computer science engineering?

    Let me ask another question: Do you feel that you’re not good enough because you come from a non-technical background?

    If you are from a non-technical background but you dream of joining a top tech company like Microsoft, let’s listen to Serah’s Story about how she overcame her barriers as an international student, built her profile, and got noticed by a recruiter at Microsoft without having a tech background or an engineering degree.

    Follow Serah's work on Instagram: CareerWomin (@careerwomin) • Instagram photos and videos

    Wanting to land jobs in the US? visit ICAway.com


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    • 33 min
    🗽Startup Visas

    🗽Startup Visas

    Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today: Join ICAway Coaching Program



    55% Of America's Billion-Dollar Startups Have An Immigrant Founder.

    Immigrant entrepreneurs have long been an important part of America's economic success story.

    Unfortunately, Starting a business as an international student in the US is not that easy as visa requirements are complex.

    Our guest mentor on this episode is Fiona McEntee, an award-winning nationally recognized immigration attorney.

    She is the Founder of McEntee Law Group in Chicago.

    Fiona shares advice for international students who want to build a business in the US.

    Follow Fiona's articles and interviews: https://mcenteelaw.com/press/



    Wanting to land jobs in the US? visit ICAway.com


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    • 30 min
    🌎Cross-Cultural Job Seeking

    🌎Cross-Cultural Job Seeking

    Get Help Finding Your Dream Job in the U.S. Today: Join ICAway Coaching Program

    It is not easy to network with people or interview for a job as you are from another culture. Differences in cultural values and expectations can have a huge influence on how a candidates’ skills and experience are interpreted.

    Our guest mentor in this episode is Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill - a holistic career coach for professionals of color & allies.

    Nii Ato shares tips and approaches to overcome your barrier as a cross-cultural job seeker.



    Wanting to land jobs in the US? visit ICAway.com


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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Knaglich ,

Extremely knowledgeable and caring coach

While listening to this podcast, you can easily tell Coach Kwan cares deeply about her students and is highly knowledgeable in helping them start high-paying careers in the US. She's literally gone through the same process herself. I plan to recommend this podcast to any of my international English students who need career coaching.

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