"I was introduced to AEAW/ AEIP by an alumna in October, 2017. At that time, I had struggled to find a job in San Diego with a 1-year OPT which had just started, and the feeling of frustration and depression plagued me. Jerry’s support and encouragement gave me a lot of hope. He helped me to rebuild my confidence, to restart the job research in a disciplined way by developing a plan to expand my network with my contacts and his friends and acquaintances. It was always difficult for me to freely talk with unfamiliar people and to show my ideas bravely, especially in a job interview; with Jerry's help, I greatly improved my communication skills and passed several rounds of interview for two different companies. I believe that without Jerry’s assistance that I would not have gotten the offer from a local software company in Beijing. AEAW/ AEIP definitely changed my life for the better.
- Xuan Feng, Financial Management Trainee, Software Company
"I am a Business Analyst with an H1B who was looking for a career change/growth. I had been searching for a new job for almost a year and a half and was not successful. I was very frustrated because of the long and unsuccessful job-searching journey. I met Jerry in February 2018 and we decided to work with each other to improve my skills in interviewing. Jerry listened to my experience and helped me find the issues with my job-search which I could not identify on my own. Jerry also worked with me to improve my resume, elevator pitch, job-searching strategy, as well as interview skills. More importantly, he helped me identify my strengths and improve my confidence so I can make a stronger case for hiring me for the positions I was seeking. I started to believe that I could succeed after all the frustrating experiences. I also implemented the new, more effective job-searching strategy and I got more interviews. Also because of my confidence and enhanced interview skills, my interview performance improved significantly. I received two job offers by April 2018 and one of the offers is was a manager role with a major internet company which far exceeded my expectations.
I would not achieve the success in such a short period of time without Jerry. He not only helped me with my skills, he also changed my way of thinking. I would highly recommend Jerry and AEIP to international students/professionals. It is never easy to start or grow a career in the US while being an international student. I think it is always important to get professional help/advice from experienced and successful mentors such as Jerry. I believe with AEIP as well as your hard work, you will achieve your goals."
- M.G. Analytics Manager, Leading Global Travel Company
"Jerry, talking with you is one of the most interesting and meaningful things I have during my week, I enjoy our sessions and I learn from you which improves my confidence and ability to communicate. I like to think about my views and prepare my questions before we talk; it seems like I always come up with new questions after we speak. I like your sharing views, thoughts and advice from which I value from a growth perspective and learn."
- Liena Shaha, Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management
“I am Nikki, a member of AEIP for 4 months. During that time, Jerry has been my mentor who helped me with my resume, elevator pitch, preparing for job interviews and expanding my network. Jerry’s mentorship has been accommodating, instructive, and he is well-connected with the businesses I am searching for jobs.
I started as a new grad with only 6-months' work experience; Jerry trained me to demonstrate myself as a professional, learning how to ask questions to engage people in conversation, grow my network, and to excel in interviews. I just landed a full-time job offer, something no other student at my University has been successful.
Jerry responds to my messages quickly, seven days a week which keeps me on my toes to work hard at developing interviews and job prospects. His techniques and instructions actually worked as I was successful in getting multiple job offers.
I think Jerry is the ideal person as a mentor -- he has ideas, experience and ways to succeed in getting job offers. I would highly recommend him to any international student seeking jobs before and after getting their master’s degree.”
- Nikki T,