Bengaluru: South Asia’s largest overseas education company Leap, which runs LeapFinance and LeapScholar, has announced the launch of ‘LevelUp H1B’, a job-matching portal for international students that allows international students to apply directly to a curated list of companies sponsoring H1B Visas. The free of cost portal aims to make the job search process easier for international job seekers, who have bespoke employment requirements like visa sponsorship and thus present unique hiring challenges. The ‘LevelUp H1B Job Portal’, expected to be functional from 25th October, will be launched on the sidelines of H1B Careers Summit on 23rd October 2021 (9 AM PDT | 12 PM EST | 9 PM IST), organised in association with Yocket.
During the summit, 13 global leaders will share their experiences and will give advice to students on how to navigate the US job market as recent graduates, mid-career professionals or in leadership roles, as immigrants. Through the summit, these leaders will address an audience of more than 10,000 international students and professionals. In a bid to make these aspirants career-ready, they will deep dive into insights on how to break into roles without work experience, hiring processes, desired skills and typical career trajectories.
On the launch of the job portal, Vaibhav Singh, Co-founder of Leap said, “We at Leap are passionate about ensuring professional success of our community of students. Kickstarting a career in a new country can be a daunting task. We are excited to launch LevelUp H1B job portal which will significantly ease the job search process for international students as well match them to the right career options. The contribution made by migrants to the world economy is well documented and we hope to empower the next generation of global leaders through this initiative"
During the summit, Leap will also launch an e-book titled ‘From Admit Letter to Offer Letter’ to provide international students a roadmap to navigate the job landscape in the US and prepare them to land their dream internships and jobs. The impressive lineup of guest speakers includes Mr. Sanket Firodiya - Co-founder at Hammr, Mr. Lokesh Kumar - Senior Director, Engineering at StockX and ex-Microsoft, Ms. Tanya Shastri - Vice President of Products, Blockchain at VMware and Mr. Amit Bhojwani - Director, Products at Facebook, amongst others. The guest speakers will emphasize on the 3 most popular career tracks for international students in the US : Software Development, Product Management, Data Science.
Sumeet Jain, Co-founder of Yocket said, “The H1B Careers Summit is a unique initiative to help international students and H1B visa holders navigate through an often challenging job market in the US. Through this summit and the subsequent guest lectures, aspirational students/job seekers will get a good understanding of the situations they might encounter and the best possible ways to counter the same. We’re delighted to partner with Leap for this initiative and believe this will be a great platform for viewers, aspirants and participants alike.”
The H1B Careers Summit is one of many offerings from LevelUp by Leap-a community-based learning and mentorship program for International students. The 5000-member strong community conducts several workshops, career-track sessions and offers free resources to equip participants to navigate the US job market successfully as an immigrant.