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I am just in the researching stages of my visa journey. Currently, my guy is studying engineering, and finishes in August 2013; what would he have to do when he comes to the states in reference to getting a job in that field? This is just me inquiring early.

Thanks.


-Met in Ghana August 2011

-Went back to Ghana April 2012

-Went back to Ghana December 2012

-Married to the man God created just for me on January 4th, 2013.

-Filed the CR-1 in February 2013

-Petition Transfered from National Benefits Center to Texas Service Center October 2013

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-Case Number/Invoice Identification Number Assigned February 2014 (*Took 33 Calendar Days)

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Good Evening,

I am just in the researching stages of my visa journey. Currently, my guy is studying engineering, and finishes in August 2013; what would he have to do when he comes to the states in reference to getting a job in that field? This is just me inquiring early.

Thanks.

I would have him make sure his degree and classes in his country

are recognized and/or transferable by engineering universities in

the USA. I think? :thumbs:

Hopefully some more folks chime in!


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Good Evening,

I am just in the researching stages of my visa journey. Currently, my guy is studying engineering, and finishes in August 2013; what would he have to do when he comes to the states in reference to getting a job in that field? This is just me inquiring early.

Thanks.

Start researching networking groups in the U.S. that specialize in the type of engineering your guy is studying. Just about every career has at least one national association, so look for a local (or regional) chapter.

Also, if he's not on LinkedIn, have him set up a profile and add his experience to date. There are also a number of groups there that are geared towards various industries/careers/locales, so that would help him get an idea (by asking questions, reading the discussions) of what's available in the U.S., what kind of qualities/expertise employers are seeking, and more.


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he might have to go back to school and take some few classes. some one should correct me if I'm wrong, but most companies\school in America does not trust degrees from other countries( especially from third world countries) unless they have some sort of agreement with the school. when i went to college in America, i had to test out of lots of classes because they didn't trust my transcripts from my high school in Ghana.

they dont trust our educational system here in Ghana. i dont blame them though... :whistle:

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he might have to go back to school and take some few classes. some one should correct me if I'm wrong, but most companies\school in America does not trust degrees from other countries( especially from third world countries) unless they have some sort of agreement with the school. when i went to college in America, i had to test out of lots of classes because they didn't trust my transcripts from my high school in Ghana.

they dont trust our educational system here in Ghana. i dont blame them though... :whistle:

A friend of mine works for the state as an engineer. She got her degree from the Philippines. I got my degree from the Philippines too. I had my transcripts evaluated and it is equivalent to BS degree here. I sent my resume and the results of the evaluation to the Dept of Civil Service. I am now on the eligible list. Hopefully, I will be considered for canvassing. I think it depends on what degre you have.


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IF the degree plan follows whats stipulated by ABET (American Board of Engineering Technology) then a transcript evaluation will be a breeze.


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I was looking for an Engineering job after immigrating to the US for almost 7 months, so it is not easy. No employer has ever openly said anything about my foreign degree, but it has most likely played a part in not getting a job sooner.

My advice is:

1. Get a couple standard recommendation letters from professors or co-workers, signed, dated and contact info from English speaking references. Much to my surprise my former supervisors has been contacted repeatedly. In my country references were not as improtant that in the US. And even a foreign one is better than none.

2. I am unsure how his transcript will look like but mine had all the classes listed bilingual and even a section describing the skills accumulated. You need to have a translated one ready just in case. I did not need to evaluate mine. when I was looking into going back to school the college also would have done the equivalation in house, so before you spend the money on it make sure you will need it. I got asked for my transcript by the interviewer and I always had it on me next to my CV if needed.

3. Temp agencies are great to put your feet through the door. That is how I got my job. started out on a term contract and now I am full time, exempt. Companies will be more willing to hire an immigrant this way because it is less risk for them.

4. Research the area figure out what type of industry you have here. Defense and gov. jobs are almost imposible at first but it doesn't hurt to try, He will need to emphasize and change his resume based on each job listing, list relevant skills. Get his English in good shape and persevere.

Good luck and hope this was usefull

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Thank you so much for all the responses. They were well written and detailed for when the time comes for him. I hope each of you are having a great day!

Happy Friday!

I was looking for an Engineering job after immigrating to the US for almost 7 months, so it is not easy. No employer has ever openly said anything about my foreign degree, but it has most likely played a part in not getting a job sooner.

My advice is:

1. Get a couple standard recommendation letters from professors or co-workers, signed, dated and contact info from English speaking references. Much to my surprise my former supervisors has been contacted repeatedly. In my country references were not as improtant that in the US. And even a foreign one is better than none.

2. I am unsure how his transcript will look like but mine had all the classes listed bilingual and even a section describing the skills accumulated. You need to have a translated one ready just in case. I did not need to evaluate mine. when I was looking into going back to school the college also would have done the equivalation in house, so before you spend the money on it make sure you will need it. I got asked for my transcript by the interviewer and I always had it on me next to my CV if needed.

3. Temp agencies are great to put your feet through the door. That is how I got my job. started out on a term contract and now I am full time, exempt. Companies will be more willing to hire an immigrant this way because it is less risk for them.

4. Research the area figure out what type of industry you have here. Defense and gov. jobs are almost imposible at first but it doesn't hurt to try, He will need to emphasize and change his resume based on each job listing, list relevant skills. Get his English in good shape and persevere.

Good luck and hope this was usefull


-Met in Ghana August 2011

-Went back to Ghana April 2012

-Went back to Ghana December 2012

-Married to the man God created just for me on January 4th, 2013.

-Filed the CR-1 in February 2013

-Petition Transfered from National Benefits Center to Texas Service Center October 2013

-Petition APPROVED January 2014 (*Took 10 Months 19 Calendar Days)

-Case Number/Invoice Identification Number Assigned February 2014 (*Took 33 Calendar Days)

-Approved Interview May 2014

-Arrival May 2014

Now, We are Prayerfully taking everything 1 day at a time. Thanking God for his blessings and grace.

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