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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
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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

    Diversity of Thought for Better Business

    Diversity of Thought for Better Business

    Ponsi Trivisvavet, a former international student from Asia, is highly recognized as the leader in AgriBusiness in the US. She is currently the CEO of Inari, the SEEDesign™ company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Within 3 years of her leadership at Inari, the organization has grown fivefold and has raised >USD 300 million in funding.

    At Inari, within 180 employees, there are >20 nationalities. Inari truly values the diversity of thoughts in order to elevate the organization to new heights of innovation.

    To learn more about Inari, please visit https://inari.com/

    To learn more about ICAway, please visit https://www.icaway.com/


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    • 31 min
    What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew

    What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew

    Most professionals who make it to the executive level cite mentoring as an important contributor to their career success. We all know having a mentor would make a difference to your career. However, do you know how to make someone want to mentor you and how to create a successful mentor-mentee relationship?

    Listen to our guest mentor, Steve Pae, to receive a view from the other side: A Mentor's Perspective

    Learn more about what we do, please visit https://www.icaway.com/

    About Ascend, please visit https://www.ascendleadership.org/


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    • 41 min
    Thriving during Life Transitions

    Thriving during Life Transitions

    It can be an overwhelming process: 


    moving from your home country to the US, 
    enrolling in an American academic program, 
    maintaining good grades, finding internships, and 
    trying to secure a full-time job in Corporate America while you're on your OPT. 

    Harpuneet Kaur came to the US from India in 2012 as a Rotary International Foreign Exchange student and graduated with High Honors from High School. She then went to Albert Dorman Honors College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and graduated with a Business and Finance degree in May 2018. Upon graduation, she worked full-time at JPMorgan Chase and volunteered in a leadership position at Posana, an NGO geared towards the mental and holistic well-being of caregivers in the South Asian community.

    She currently works at Burgiss as a Client Service Analyst and serves as a Board Member at ALPFA’s New Jersey chapter. 

    This path may sound like a smooth road but it is certainly not. As an international student or an immigrant who moved to a new country and wanted to accomplish something that’s bigger than ourselves, we need to thrive during our life transitions.

    Let's hear from Harpuneet - how she thrived during her life transitions as an international student in the US.

    Learn more about ICAway, visit https://www.icaway.com/






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    • 39 min
    Adopting Resilience Skills

    Adopting Resilience Skills

    Everything that has happened, happens for a reason

    This doesn’t mean that we don’t have control of our destiny but it means we have control over our mindset and life that we want to have after any traumatic event or disappointments in life. 

    Namit Khurana is a former international student from India. He graduated at the time that 9/11 happened in 2001 and also survived through the fall of the American economy in 2008. Currently, Namit is a senior manager of business operations at Amazon, AWS.

    In this episode, Namit and I will share insights and experience starting from building resilience to building essential skills that will help you secure a great job and become professionally successful in Corporate America.

    If you like what you heard, we would appreciate it if you could Rave and Review the show. It helps people find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

    And If you would like to share your own story or you know anyone we should bring to the show, please contact us at www.ICAway.com!


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    • 42 min
    Career and Immigration Pathways

    Career and Immigration Pathways

    You can listen to the latest episodes of the Meet the Mentor on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or on ICAway.com/podcast

    Every year, thousands of students from India leave their home country to fulfill their dreams of studying abroad.

    Studying in the US allows students to seek employment during and after Graduation with their CPT and OPT.

    However, going through that immigration pathway is not easy. In this episode, Vinod and Coach Kwan discussed the challenges that International Students normally experience and how to create a backup plan if working and staying in the US after OPT is your goal.

    If you like what you heard, we would appreciate it if you could Rave and Review the show. It helps people find us.

    And If you would like to share your own story or you know anyone we should bring to the show, please contact us at www.ICAway.com!


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    • 32 min
    A Playbook for Landing Your Dream Job

    A Playbook for Landing Your Dream Job

    You can listen to the latest episodes of the Meet the Mentor on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or on ICAway.com/podcast

    If you dream to join big tech companies, you may find yourself running into obstacles to achieving that goal. Did you know that, in 2019, one of the FAANG companies received around 3.3 million job applications and a candidate has only a 0.2% chance of getting hired?

    In this episode, Amit and I will talk about strategies that have helped him overcome his challenges and secure his dream job in the US as an international student.

    Check out strategic resources to help international job seekers, please visit: ICAway.com


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    • 42 min

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