Working in the US

consulttoaspire

Christiana
Davis

Finding the Door to Get your Foot In

We are often told to get our foot in the door. Yet, for most of us, finding the door is our greatest challenge. In fact, most foreign nationals find this to be true. Case in point, I am originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. I completed medical training in Russia, and matriculated to the United ...


shraddha.desai

Shraddha
Desai

Applying graduate school as an International student!

Today, I will like to share my experience about applying to United States for Higher studies, MS and PhD. I hope this might me be helpful to a lot of readers.I started the arduous process of applying to the graduate schools in the US back in 2004. The following are the steps I took (some of whi...


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

Changes You Need to Know about the Nonimmigrant Visa Interview

THE NONIMMIGRANT VISA WAVIER PILOT PROGRAM IS NOW PERMANENT - MAKING LIFE SIMPLER FOR ALMOST EVERYONE!  ESPECIALLY INDIANS AND CHINESE CITIZENS, WHO OFTEN NEED TO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES TO REACH THEIR US CONSULATE.


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

US Customs and Border Protection Could Search your Electronics When You Enter the US!

Many of us have become accustomed to traveling with carrying a number of electronics when we travel.  I will often have my iPhone, my iPad mini, and a laptop, as each serves a different purpose.   I try to keep each as “clean” as possible, so that if one if stolen or lost, I’m losing...


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

The Basics of Understanding your Priority Date

Every employment-based immigrant must wait for his priority date to be current before he can become a legal permanent resident.  Understanding the priority date is especially important for scientists who were born in China (mainland), India, Mexico, and the Philippines.


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

Second Chance in Getting a Green Card!

DID YOU “AGE-OUT” OF YOUR CHANCE FOR A GREEN CARD BY TURNING 21 YEARS OLD?  YOU MAY BE ABLE TO TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME!Most foreign national students and recent graduates will obtain legal permanent residence through an employer-based immigrant petition.  For a few, there soon may ...


brendan.delaney

Brendan
Delaney

The trouble with J’s…

So, I reside in Washington DC. Recently, my blogging career here with Biocareers has been as productive as the representatives sent by other parts of the country to work in my hometown. To reacquaint myself with the readers of the blog, our law firm works extensively with postdocs, scientists, and r...


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

What is government contracting and why should I care?

What is government contracting and why should I care? If you have only a vague idea of what is means to “be a contractor” then this blog post is for you.Being a contractor means making my living by providing services (my skills, abilities, and knowledge) to the government and nonprofit sectors. ...


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

The Best of Both Worlds

I’m a government contractor and I often say that my job is the best of both worlds: being a government employee, and being part of the private sector. Here are the ten reasons why I think being a government contractor is so great:


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

Gay Scientists in Love: Same-sex Marriages, US Immigration Law, and Work Visas

The US immigration system has become more and more difficult in recent years, even for well-educated and experienced scientists who wish to come to the US, or to remain in the US after completing their studies.  However, a recent US Supreme Court decision has just made things easier for some!