Bringing success to the international student job search

ICAway (I-SEE-A-WAY) is a training company providing career coaching programs for international students and workshops for international higher education professionals.

Founded in 2017 by Kwan Segal, an experienced human capital consultant and passionate global talent mentor, the company’s mission is to empower international students and first-generation immigrants to become globally-employable individuals and be able to successfully enter the American job market. The company also serves as a trusted advisor to International Education and Career Services Leaders. In 2020, ICAway’s resources were featured in the National Career Development Association (NCDA) International Student Services’ resource guide and today they are trusted by over 20 universities and professional affiliations in the US.

For more info, visit icaway.com/advisors

95.3% of students get interviews or job offers within 3 weeks of finishing the program.

Their average salaries are twice the average national salary for college graduates. Students were recruited by top tech companies without applying online.

Alumni have reported success in getting a promotion within one year.

About ICAway

ICAway (I-SEE-A-WAY) helps international students find CPT, OPT, and H-1B jobs through comprehensive networking & career branding training. As a trusted advisor for colleges and universities’ career services and ISSS, ICAway has launched its Train-the-Trainer workshop to help international higher education professionals better understand international student barriers and provide a support system to meet their needs.

According to “A Passport to Work” written by Karin Fischer, while more colleges have invested in programming to help orient and integrate international students in recent years, many campuses have been slower to focus on career services tailored to their particular needs.

International students usually feel unprepared and find the American job search process to be quite difficult. ICAway’s programs have helped students and universities solve this problem.

The ICAway Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program is designed to help career services and campus partners understand the barriers that international students come across during the job search process. This program includes the current state assessment of the international student support system, a LIVE workshop for the advisors, post-program recommendations, an international student webinar series, and ongoing support.

A few words from ICAway clients

"A great presentation with informative content. Provided a good foundation for understanding the unique barriers that international students face. The timeline was super helpful and I believe it will be impactful for future practices."

Northern Arizona University

"Kwan helped me think in new and creative ways about how to support the international student population."

Northern Arizona University

For more info about the Train-the-Trainer program, please visit icaway.com/advisors

Connect with ICAway today to receive your complimentary webinar and one-on-one free consultation.

Gateway Resources

Episode 29: Cultural Lens on U.S. Higher Education: Analyzing International Perceptions of 'Anti-Woke’ Discourse

Dive into a nuanced exploration of the global discourse surrounding higher education in the United States. Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed international educators as we embark on a journey through the lenses of culture and international perspective, examining how global audiences interpret and engage with the ‘anti-woke’ discourse within the context of U.S. higher education. This engaging panel discussion will delve into the intersections of culture, ideology, and education, and the complex landscape of how international audiences perceive the ‘anti-woke’ narrative that has emerged within U.S. academia.

Whether you’re a senior international officer, or simply curious about the diverse viewpoints shaping U.S. higher education, this podcast episode will provide an invaluable space for critical analysis and insightful conversations.

Speaker Biography:

Fanta Aw is a distinguished leader in international education, renowned for her extensive contributions to global learning, cross-cultural understanding, and educational equity. With a deep commitment to fostering connections between diverse cultures and promoting educational excellence, she has significantly impacted the international education community.

Fanta Aw’s career has been characterized by her dedication to advancing global education initiatives, promoting diversity and inclusion, and nurturing partnerships that transcend borders. She has held influential roles in various organizations, advocating for the importance of international collaboration and learning experiences that empower individuals to navigate an increasingly interconnected world.

As a thought leader and visionary, Fanta Aw’s insights and expertise have shaped discussions on the future of international education, emphasizing the significance of equitable access, cultural exchange, and lifelong learning. Her work has not only elevated institutions but has also inspired countless individuals to embrace the transformative power of global education.

Date: September 14th, 2023
Time: 12 noon ET

Sponsored by:

Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.