International Students Category

Happy New Year! A look back at 2018 Milestones

By Alistair Kiyingi As immigration gridlocks our national government, Global Detroit is looking forward to 2019 with new energy, vision, and commitment around its work making our region an economically vibrant leader in integrating our immigrant potential in an economy that works for everyone.  Part [...]

Michigan is National Leader in Tackling Brain Waste

National leaders from the New American Economy (NAE) and World Education Services (WES) Global Talent Bridge joined Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Cabinet Director Mike Zimmer (pictured), Global Detroit, the Michigan Office for New Americans (MONA) and 75 attendees on May 1 to discuss “brain waste”—the [...]

Power Ties: Professional connecting welcomes international talent and strengthens the future of Michigan industries

Global Detroit shares the common belief that all residents should have access to employment opportunities that utilize their education and talent, and rewards their determination to be a contributing member of our communities. When residents are able to work in meaningful positions, our economy is [...]

GTRI Partners with Chinese Engineers for International Student Job Fair

International students represent the world’s most valuable economic asset: high-skilled STEM talent. The race to attract and hire this talent is more competitive than ever, but current U.S. immigration laws create misunderstanding and myths about employment of this talent, and cloud the benefits of doing [...]

Filling the Talent Gap: GTRI Releases New International Student Data for Michigan

Today, the Michigan Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI), the nation’s first international student retention program, released its “Filling the Talent Gap” report—a 2016 update to first-of-its-kind analysis of OPT data released in 2013. The release was announced at a Global Detroit press conference that included [...]

GTRI Helps International Student Land First U.S. Job

Like many international students, Arjun Venugopal, a graduate student at Wayne State University completing his Masters in Manufacturing Engineering, was experiencing what most of us would consider a frustrating employment search. “I had secured interviews with several companies,” Arjun recounts. “The day before my interviews [...]

GTRI Job Fair Attracts Hundreds of Students and 27 Corporations Looking for Talent

On Thursday, April 7, nearly 350 international students from eight colleges and universities in Michigan met with 27 local employers in the market for STEM talent. The event, held at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan was hosted by Global Detroit’s Global Talent Retention Initiative [...]

It’s complicated: International students learn tax law

International students from more than 20 different countries studying at nine local Michigan colleges and universities learned how to save themselves money and comply with U.S. tax law in two free sessions co-sponsored by Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat and Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI), and [...]

From the Director: Tackling the “Brain Waste” Challenge for Detroit

By Steve Tobocman National organizations like Upwardly Global, World Education Services (WES) Global Talent Bridge, the Welcome Back Initiative, and the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians have worked for years to help college-educated immigrants achieve meaningful employment in the U.S. Noting that college-degreed immigrants are [...]

Back to School – with an International Twist!

The phrase “Back to School” conjures up images of shopping for backpacks, school supplies, and maybe lunch-bags for many Americans. Unbeknownst to most back-to-school American shoppers, the school shopping list is about the same for the more than 29,000 international students now settling into colleges [...]