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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

International Student Career Search Tips by ICAway 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

    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
    Going Global as an Entrepreneur

    Going Global as an Entrepreneur

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

    Millennial and Gen Z entrepreneurship is growing at a faster rate. It is possibly because of the reason that Entrepreneurship is granting people more freedom along with generating more income if you do it right. However, choosing entrepreneurship is not easy and is full of difficulties. Being an entrepreneur means you are never off duty, at least until you get some success.

    If having your own business is one of your career goals, this episode will help you realize your potential as an international student and set the right expectations to increase your chances of success as an entrepreneur.

    To learn more about how we've helped international students land jobs, please visit www.icaway.com 


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    • 34 min
    Overcoming Your Fears

    Overcoming Your Fears

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

    We understand how challenging it is for so many people when they need to step outside of their comfort zone; for example; as an international student, the idea of starting networking with American professionals that you’ve never met before must make you feel very nervous. 

    In this podcast episode, Coach Kwan, CEO & Founder of ICAway (https://www.icaway.com/) has invited Yoshi Umehara, a former US tax accountant at one of the Big 4 public accounting firms. Today, Yoshi is an entrepreneur starting his business that focuses on personal development and soft skills enhancement -  YEAYUBOX( https://www.yeayubox.com/). 

    Yoshi and Coach Kwan have recently sat down and discussed their personal experience in overcoming their fears and stepping outside of their comfort zone. We hope that our conversation will help you feel brave and bold to stay outside your comfort zone.

    Make sure you check out these key points:


    @18:00 Yoshi's "stepping outside of his comfort zone" memorable moments 
    @31:00 Coach Kwan's "stepping outside of her comfort zone" journey
    @42:00 Yoshi's latest stepping outside his comfort zone event
    @56:00 Our Call to Action for You! (especially a story of an international candidate that Yoshi met at a career fair)

    On a personal note, as a course creator, if anyone wants to start creating a course, you can check this out http://try.thinkific.com/kwansegal2157


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Our Accents in Job Interviews

    Our Accents in Job Interviews

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

    Having an accent has always been the main barrier to Career development for many of us who were not born and raised in an English speaking country. From a psychological research from Wharton, it revealed that non-native speakers of English are perceived as having weak political skills — which is considered essential for career success.

    In this podcast, Coach Kwan and our guest mentor, Melanie Fox, an acclaimed dialect coach and accent reduction specialist, have recently sat down and discussed how we can empower international students and help them overcome their fears during job interviews in English.


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    • 49 min

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