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Do you want to work abroad and gain international experience? This presentation will give you a clear idea of what types of opportunities are out there for you, and what you can do to make getting a job abroad a reality.

Do you want to work abroad and gain international experience? This presentation will give you a clear idea of what types of opportunities are out there for you, and what you can do to make getting a job abroad a reality.

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  1. 1. A presentation by Troy Erstling Tips, tricks and how to land a job
  2. 2. International Studies from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Awarded the IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise Studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. NEN Zoom Ekho Water From Manalapan, NJ Taught English in Seoul, South Korea My Story
  3. 3. BrainGain is an employment marketplace that connects young professionals with startups and social enterprises in emerging economies. BrainGaintakescareoftheemployee’svisaprocesses, housing, medical insurance, and cultural acclimation so that you don’t have to. My Story
  4. 4. Options abroad for young Professionals Undergrad Study Abroad - Do it! Go through your university CEA AIFS IES CIEE Many more... Internships - mostly corporate - can be found via due diligence If this is something you are interested in reach out to me and I will personally help you. Volunteer work Search for websites like  http://www.goabroad.com/ http://www.gooverseas.com/ http://www.theinternationalwanderer.com/
  5. 5. Options abroad for young Professionals Gap Year! This is something that still isn’t very popular in the US but is very popular in Europe and Australia. Take a year out of your studies or directly after school to go explore the world. Explore your interests. Conduct a research project. Volunteer. Try to start a company of your own. Having a year to explore is huge! Value of a year Intermediary
  6. 6. Options abroad for young Professionals Peace Corps Upsides Life changing opportunity Relevant for career Good job opportunities afterwards Downsides 2 year commitment Oftentimes rural/dangerous situations Lonely – you are one of the only people there with limited internet access
  7. 7. Options abroad for young Professionals Teaching English Should I get certified? Try your luck without, if no bites then yes. South Korea Round trip airfare, paid housing and medical insurance, attractive salary. China Half the pay but good deal also Vietnam On the come up Thailand Popular - break even live great lifestyle Central/South America Break even in Argentina/Chile/Costa Rica Brazil Show up and get a job - no other way
  8. 8. Options abroad for young Professionals Fellowships Social Enterprise/Volunteer/Research Unpaid/You Pay There are many programs where you can pay for an experience abroad. You will usually pay something along the lines of $2000 and might receive a stipend while living in that country That’s what I did with IDEX Get Paid/Stipend There are also fellowship opportunities for young social entrepreneurs pursuing ideas and projects that are meaningful and worthwhile. You can be awarded a fellowship to pursue your project.
  9. 9. Options abroad for young Professionals Volunteering – (Covered Before) WWOOFIng Volunteer on an organic farm. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. Workaway Hostels – work there and get free room/ board/meals Bartending/hosting Informal work/odd jobs SCUBA Instruction Thailand/Malaysia/Philippines – get certified and get paid to teach SCUBA Au Pair Be an au pair for a family. Housesitting Hang out at someone’s house and get paid to do it Hustle Dress as a clown, be an emcee, muay thai fighting, blogging and content writing ...
  10. 10. Options abroad for young Professionals OR ...
  11. 11. Options abroad for young Professionals Bringing Talent to Startups in Emerging Economies
  12. 12. Solutions for Young Professionals Discovery We discover the best startups to work for. Early stage startups that have been funded and can provide the opportunity and responsibility that young professionals are looking for. We provide meaningful work experiences abroad. Placement We find the best fit for the job seeker and his or her professional needs. We believe that the right chemistry between employer and employee is what creates a lasting, productive experience. We take pride in our matchmaking process. Support Moving to a new country is never easy. That’s why we handle their visa, housing, medical insurance, and general acclimation to a new country. We are here to help the employee throughout their period of transition.
  13. 13. Positions We Fill Marketing Design Technology Community Managers Content, Copywriting, and Blogging Digital Marketing Biz Dev Associates Front & Back-End Web Development Data Scientists Product Managers UX/UI Graphic Designers Web Design Please note that all salaries are paid at the industry standard of the country the employee is working in.
  14. 14. Social Enterprises We Work With Babajob.com is a web and mobile start-up dedicated to bringing better job opportunities to the informal job sector (delivery boys, office helpers, drivers, cooks, maids, security guards etc.) by appropriately connecting the right employers and job seekers via the web, mobile apps, SMS, the mobile web and voice services. Currently Hiring: Marketing, Design, Tech
  15. 15. Social Enterprises We Work With Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries. Ashoka has provides start- up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Currently Hiring: Social Entrepreneurs or the Entrepreneurially Minded
  16. 16. Social Enterprises We Work With Priceline meets Uber of Groceries. Stealth startup raised $1m coming out of Stanford Peace Innovation Lab. Creating an industry disrupting marketplace for fruit  & vegetables. All angel investors pioneering CXOs/creating multi- billion dollar companies with strong value systems. Strategic investor $4B+ agri company. Focus market  is North America, followed by India, Africa & Europe. Currently Hiring: Data Scientists, Engineers, Algorithms
  17. 17. Explara is an event platform that makes events simple to organize and delightful to participate in. To date they get PositionsAvailable:SalesandMarketing,BizDev,CommunityManagement, Digital Advertising Startups We Work With
  18. 18. Haggle allows you to bargain for the right price based on your past purchasing habits. It takes the data of your past spending patterns and then gives you scores based on four sets of criteria; history, loyalty, influence, and bankroll. You can then use these scores to “haggle”. Currently Hiring: Community Manager, Bizdev, Engineer, Computer Science Beaglesloft is a co-working space for entrepreneurs, designers, techies, and creatives all alike. By day it acts as the HQ for Haggle and is a co-working space, by night it hosts live music, design days, talks by entrepreneurs, and more. Startups We Work With
  19. 19. At Hotelogix, we help both the old & the emerging Hotel businesses to climb onto our platform, which lets them match the versatility and dynamism of the larger, more resourceful Hospitality businesses. We do this by creating great technology and by making it accessible to people that previously wouldn’t be able to afford it. Currently Hiring: Inside Sales and BizDev, Design Startups We Work With
  20. 20. Future Trends for Working Abroad Freelance Coding skills - The rise of the «Digital Nomad» design UX/UI Graphic Design Digital marketing Adwords Affiliate marketing Social media  Blogging/content writing
  21. 21. Troy Erstling /Founder and CEO +91 8197953465 Troy@braingain.co Looking for a job abroad ? Thank You !

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