Global Cleveland’s Global Rising session is a nine-month leadership and professional program for international newcomers In Northeast Ohio.

The Global Rising Program aims to prepare our region’s foreign-born residents with the skills, knowledge, and tools required to grow and thrive in our community and help strengthen, develop, promote, and empower.

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Professional Connections

Professional Connection volunteers are matched with an international newcomer (immigrant, refugee and/or international student) based on similar professional backgrounds and interests.

Responsibilities might include:

  • Reviewing resume and cover letters, mock-interview practicing, and sharing job search skills
  • Possess experience in job searching and hiring practices in Cleveland
  • Have a background in Human Resources or a specific industry (for example, engineering) preferred
  • Connect newcomers to new contacts and professional networks
  • Attend a volunteer orientation and training session at Global Cleveland
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