Research suggests that international students struggle to adapt to cultural norms and expectations in the United States job market. In terms of career development practices, group coaching for international students could be effective in reflecting and building on mutual experiences.
Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Principal Coach, Co-founder, and CEO, brings over a decade of experience as an international educator. He researches, speaks, writes, and consults on international student trends. He was also the principal investigator of the NAFSA’s national research report on improving international student experiences.
Di Hu, Principal Coach, Co-founder, and President, brings over a decade of experience as an intercultural trainer. She is a trained coach from the Coach Training Institute. She combines her cross-cultural training skills and coaching techniques to help international students and professionals achieve career success.
International students seeking jobs in the US may find inspiration in four principles of disrupting career offered by Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.
Number of international students coming to the US has been increasing while the number of H1-B work visas has remained stagnant. For international students, the challenge of finding career pathways from OPT (Optional Practical Training) to work visa are increasing and competition is intensifying.