I’m an international student from Taiwan and studying for a Master’s degree in Sculpture at Academy of Art University. My English skills were not even on the average level before we started classes, and I could only barely keep myself alive in school. Kevin has been giving me a lot of advice and helps to improve my English skills. He also was very helpful in passing the Midpoint Review. We’ve been training my grammar, writing skill, pronunciation, accent, time management, and future career and work development in our class. Kevin has not only helped me to improve my English, but also taught me to integrate into American culture, and helped me to have ability to find a good job in the future. Now I can communicate with native speakers very naturally, and I can write essays that impress the instructor. All in all, if you want to improve your English skills and also try to find a job in the U.S, Kevin is the best option you have
Career Coaching & Job Interview skills
Career coaching to help you lift off from university to your dream career
What your school doesn’t teach
Do you ever feel unprepared for the reality of work in the US? Or that it’s harder and more confusing than you expected? It’s a different world out there. Sure, your university has added to your technical knowledge. Maybe they offered you some career development options. But it’s not always enough. Career coaching can give you the edge you need to find your dream job!
I’ve helped many international students enter their career and feel more comfortable with the process.
Contact me now and find out how I can help you do the same!
The importance of networking
If you feel that you don’t have great networking or job search skills, or you come from a country with a different business culture, it might be time to level up. Networking in particular is very important. Check out what Indeed has to say: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/networking-in-business
Business culture differences
Although interviewing and networking are different in the US, there are other areas that present challenges: https://www.goabroad.com/articles/intern-abroad/east-vs-west-corporate-cultural-differences-for-interns-abroad
These are all reasons it’s important to get guidance from an expert. I have over 15 years experience in the professional and cultural side of business in the US. and have worked with many international professionals. Career coaching from Omni can help!
PS If you’re curious, here’s a tool that allows you to compare your culture with that of the US:https://www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison/
Skills you need for success
Here’s a short list of career coaching areas that universities often don’t teach:
- Networking (LinkedIn and real world)
- Resume building
- Interview preparation and practice
- How to answer the common interview questions as Americans do
- Promoting yourself and your ideas
- Strategies for building rapport with co-workers
- American business communication & cultural style
“Native speaker” style
In my career coaching sessions, you’ll learn the secrets of the “native speaker.” First, you’ll get lots of practice, tips, and feedback. Second, you’ll learn how to use these skills in role plays and mock-ups. Third, you’ll discover how to improve your relationships with co-workers, seek promotions, and more.
And you’ll learn how you can adjust to American culture while keeping your own personal style.
Confidence and Culture
Best of all, with Omni’s career coaching, you’ll become more confident. Because you’ll know the tricks of the trade.
You don’t have to be an American. But you need to know some of the style and techniques Americans use to get ahead.
Don’t get stuck on the launch pad….let’s talk about how I can help now!
3D Modeler, Sculptor
Assistant manager; Purchasing Team
Joel Peralta Martinez
Graphic Designer, Korea
Senior Graphic Designer
PhD. Student, UCSF
Billy Woojoo Kim