Thank you for your interest in the Global Talent Accelerator Program!

The Global Talent Accelerator (GTA) assists international students and recent graduates looking to thrive in Southeast Michigan’s job market. 

In the Accelerator you will:
-Learn skills from the experts on how to sell yourself to the U.S. job market
-Get one-on-one coaching and mentoring from professionals in your field
-Attend events and workshops tailored to improve your chances of employment
-Take virtual insider tours of some of metro Detroit’s top companies 

Eligible students must be in their final year of undergraduate or graduate studies, graduating in 2021 and are eligible for OPT/CPT.

*Due to COVID-19, all Summer 2021 GTA events will be held virtually. 

Workshops will be held on five Fridays in July (7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30) from 10am to 3pm. Participants must commit to attending all workshops and events for the entire program.

The tentative schedule for GTA Summer 2021 Cohort is attached below for your reference and is subject to change

Day 1 (July 2nd)
-Orientation / Welcome
-Company Meet & Greet 1
-Legal Matter Workshop
Day 2 (July 9th)
-Workshop: Business Etiquette
-Company Meet & Greet 2
-International Student Career Panel
Day 3 (July 16th)
-Workshop: Resume & Cover Letter Writing
-Company Meet & Greet 3
-Workshop: Elevator Pitch
Day 4 (July 23rd)
-Workshop: Interview Skills
-Workshop: Personal Branding
-Company Meet & Greet 4
Day 5 (July 30th)
-Workshop: Networking Skills
-Workshop: Review & Other Resources
-Closing Ceremony

Please note that in order to complete your application, you are required to:
1. Answer all the application questions
2. Upload a link of a 2 to 5-minute short, unlisted YouTube video of yourself that answers the question: Why do you want to join the Global Talent Accelerator? Instructions as to how to upload your video can be found here:

The on-line application is open from May 17th to June 17th, 2021. Please submit your application before 11:59pm on June 17th. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Guiqiu Wang at