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WEBINAR - COVID-19's Impact on Job Searching
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When: 04/22/2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Where: United States

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COVID-19's Impact on Job Searching:
How to prepare for it and how to turn this crisis into opportunities


COVID-19 is in our communities and on our minds. Ascend student members who are going through job searches at this time may feel anxious about its impact on the economy and future job openings. We don’t take this concern lightly. As such, we are focused on helping you become more prepared in order to tackle this time of uncertainty.

For that reason, Ascend and ICAway will join hands to launch a session to discuss COVID-19's Impact on Job Searching: How to prepare for it, and How to turn this crisis into opportunities.

We'll share:

1) Trends of the job application process, impact on industries & sectors
2) The most in-demand American jobs in the time of Coronavirus
3) How to prepare for the changes, and how to turn them into opportunities for growth


Submit your questions for speakers here. 


Welcome and Closing Remarks by Tariq Khan (VP of Student Affairs & Board Member, Ascend)

Tariq is a global public speaker, recognized business leader, founder and CEO of Global Diversity Marketing and Global Diversity University. Tariq has had a distinguished twenty-year corporate career, mostly working at global Fortune companies including MetLife, Nationwide, and ING. Tariq has held several senior management roles with the major Fortune companies. Prior to starting his own firm in 2010, Tariq was senior vice president and head of market development for ING.

Tariq serves as the board of directors for three leading nonprofit organizations including Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies and Ascend. Tariq is also board of trustee at the Stratford University.

Tariq is also an adjunct professor of marketing and leadership at New York University graduate school. Khan earned a bachelor’s degree in international marketing and advertising from Baruch College, New York, an MBA in marketing and management from St. John’s University, New York, and an Executive Management Certificate from Babson College.


Speaker: Kwan Segal

  Kwan Segal is an experienced human-capital consultant with over 15 years of professional experience at global organizations like BMW, Accenture, and Deloitte.

With her human-capital knowledge and multicultural awareness, Kwan has designed a customized training program that equips international students with the skills for their career search, encourages them to break through cultural barriers, and prepares them to enter the U.S. professional world.

As the Founder and CEO of ICAway, Kwan is determined to build an empowering community for international students that lights the way for them to find jobs in the U.S.

Kwan holds an Executive MBA through a Kellogg School of Management - Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration international education partnership program and a certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources by HRCI.

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