Upwardly Global Resources

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global is a networking, resource, and skill-building hub that supports immigrants and refugees who want to
contribute vital skills to the professional U.S. workforce.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Networking, Communication, Interviewing, Job Searching, U.S. Workplace Language, Written Workplace Communication, Cultural Competency, Initiative, Self-Advocacy, Navigating & Using Information

Public career courses

  • Free, online, self-paced job-search and skill-building courses to help users develop U.S. job search skills, job interview skills, and English for professional communication

Resource library

  • Resources curated from partners and outside agencies to support job seekers
  • Resources address networking, resume development, interview skills, credential evaluation, industry-specific advice, cover letters, credentials, and licensing

Career skills program

  • Application-based program, free to those who meet the criteria for residency and educational background and are accepted into the program
  • Online training courses on five core topics, such as U.S. workplace skills, networking, resumes, job interviews, and cover letters
  • One-on-one career coaching
  • Upwardly Global professional network of employers and industry experts


  • Digital learning portal for job seekers, educators, and coaches to access all courses, resources, job search tools, and coaching in one place

Key Takeaways

  • The public career resource courses are developed for immigrant and refugee professionals who can read and write English fluently, navigate a learning management system, and are self-directed in their learning.
  • Educators and workforce development service providers can adopt the full JOBVERSITY program model or work with Upwardly Global to create customized career skills programs for a group of job seekers.
  • Those who are eligible to enroll in the career skills program complete a professional resume and cover letter, and gain connections to a professional network and improved job search and interview skills.
  • Programs can sign up with JOBVERSITY as service providers and enroll eligible students in the career skills program with customized courses and content to meet learner interest and needs.
  • Employers, corporations, and businesses can partner with Upwardly Global to connect with Upwardly Global job seekers who meet their job requirements.
  • Courses address transferable workplace skills related to communication, networking, U.S. job search process, cultural competence, initiative, advocacy, and professional culture.

Since its founding in 2000, Upwardly Global has supported more than 18,000 immigrant and refugee professionals and assisted nearly 7,500 in finding jobs in high-demand fields. The Upwardly Global approach is holistic, not only supporting job seekers in developing skills, networking, and connecting to jobs, but also collaborating with employers to increase hiring of those job seekers. Upwardly Global is a national organization with offices in four metropolitan areas, and remote services in other parts of the country.


Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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