Workshop for Skilled Foreign Labor on Career Development, Overcoming Language and Cultural Barriers

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Succeed in America’s Dr. Nara Venditti to conduct a seminar for international scientists, researchers and students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s School of Medicine on career opportunities, business communication, and overcoming cultural barriers in professional environment.

On October 22, 2006, Dr. Nara Venditti, Founder and CEO of Succeed in America, will be presenting a seminar for international postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and students at the University of Maryland, the nation’s oldest school of medicine and the world’s first dental college. The seminar will offer valuable information on overcoming language barriers such as accent reduction and improving English language skills as well as providing a number of tools to help the participants in their professional development and building career in sciences, and research and development (R&D).

SUCCEED IN AMERICA is a Danbury, Connecticut, based company, which helps both the foreign-born workforce and U.S. and non-US organizations gain mutual understanding and cooperation with issues, such as workplace communication, skilled and unskilled immigrant labor, diversity, English language skills and employability. SUCCEED IN AMERICA has recently launched its new website http://www.SucceedinAmerica.com that contains descriptions of the workshops available, helpful articles http://www.succeedinamerica.com/articles.html and information on two newly released books http://www.succeedinamerica.com/books.html: Ameri$peak and How to Get a Job in the USA. These books should be a big help to immigrants and foreign professionals (engineers, scientists, researchers, and IT).

The program was initiated by Fran Addison, Research Administrator, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dental School, and co-sponsored by the University’s Graduate School and School of Pharmacy. "The world is changing," says Addison. "The number of international researchers, scientists and students have increased steadily over the years…I learned of http://www.SucceedinAmerica.com following a breakthrough meeting with the Postdoctorate Network. Dr. Venditti and her work is well recognized in the industry and it is indeed a privilege to have her speak in the University. ...I believe serendipity is responsible for my hosting the Succeed in America! workshop at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and couldn’t let opportunity slip by.”

Succeed in America Books

Ameri$peak™ is a mini-dictionary containing a list of the most common key words and expressions spoken in the American business setting. This knowledge is essential to anyone who hopes to work in the US or who does business with Americans. It provides tips for reducing the accent and will help readers to create their own customized business vocabulary. Ameri$peak will also be valuable to call centers and help desks operating from India or other English-speaking countries that need to understand the creative play on words of many American terms in business English http://www.succeedinamerica.com/books.html. "This publication will go a long way to help non-native English speakers in understanding … the nuances of the English language...it should also be required reading for individuals with global responsibilities...," says Richard Guenther, VP and GM, Unisys Global Infrastructure Services.

The second book, How To Get A Job In The USA™, helps immigrants to compete successfully in the American job market. The book details each step of the job search process by providing explanations, glossaries, exercises, templates and instructions with emphasis on aspects of cultural differences and American business communication basics. It tells the reader what to do and what to say every step of the way in their job search. While the book is directed towards immigrants and foreign-born, it is useful for anyone who needs help with the job search process. The ultimate purpose of the book is to “jump start” acculturation and a cultural shift in foreign nationals and immigrants in understanding and accepting American values and to bring American employers and foreign born skilled workforce together. Among the testimonials is the endorsement from Susan Bysiewitz, Secretary of the State of Connecticut, Lou Ann Bloomer, president and CEO of TBICO (The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities) and Brigid Cahalan of the New York Public Library.

The books prices are $14.99 and $19.99 plus tax and $4 shipping/handling. They can be ordered from Succeed in America, PO 4724, Danbury, CT 06813-4724 or on-line at http://www.SucceedinAmerica.com.

Contact: Dr. Nara Venditti; (203)791-1107, cell: (203)733-6068; http://www.SucceedinAmerica.com.

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