Global Talent Accelerator


  • Do you want to grow your professional network?
  • Looking to connect with Southeast Michigan's top STEM employers?
  • Hoping to find fun things to do in Detroit?

Join The Global Talent Accelerator

This summer program builds skills and connections for international students and recent graduates looking to thrive in Southeast Michigan's job market. In the accelerator you will:

  • Learn skills from the experts on how to sell yourself to the U.S. job market.
  • Get one-on-one coaching from professionals in your field.
  • Attend events and workshops tailored to improve your chances of employment.
  • Take insider tours featuring the gems of Detroit and city living.

Eligible students must be in their final year of undergraduate or graduate studies and have applied for OPT/CPT. Students must be able to commit to 6-8 hours of sessions and events held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from June 3-July 31, with additional programming in August.


  1. Record a 2 to 5-minute video stating why you want to join the Global Talent Accelerator
    • This should be a casual video that does not need to be edited. We simply want to know what interests you about the program and get to know you.
  2. Upload the private/unlisted video to YouTube
  3. Submit your online application
    • In the online application form, be sure to include a link to your video

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 26, 11:59 pm

Early applications will be given priority

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Shaffwan Ahmed at