• Testimonials

    “Your talk was truly phenomenal in every way – delivery and content. You caught my attention the whole time and it was enjoyable from start to finish, and that is quite rare especially with this type of talk.”

    Suzane Cavalcanti, PhD Student, MIT

    “Great presentation.  Your rhythm, delivery and cadence mixed in with humor was fantastic.  I’ve never been in a presentation where all the students stayed afterward to continue their learning. We will look forward to having you back to campus!”

    Andy Rabitoy, Career Services Director: Undergrad and Specialty Masters, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

    “Thanks so much for a terrific presentation last Tuesday!  You did a great job getting your points across and firing folks up to dig in intelligently on their networking toward a job search.  About 120 students/postdocs were in the audience by my count, a strong showing.  There was a staff member from our International Students Office there as well and she was delighted.”

    Marilyn Wilson, PhD, Associate Director, Career Counseling & Education , MIT

    “It was pretty clear that the students walked in with extreme reluctance regarding networking and now are believers.  Some approached me stating that this was the best CCD event so far!”

    Cheri Paulson, Senior Director, Graduate Center for Career Development , Babson College

    “I wanted to let you know that your presentation along with your book have been an invaluable resource in restoring my hope in job hunting. Reading your book, I constantly found myself laughing as you’d point out the exact mistakes that I’ve been making. However, you have restored my confidence, as evident by the fact that the word ‘networking’ now excites me.”

    Emmanuel Miller, Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    “Thank you so much for your book! It was an eye opener for me. I have recommended your book to all the international students in my network.”

    Sandip Chowdhury, Sloan Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business

    “I attended your talk yesterday and I wanted to thank you for all your tips and advice. Honestly, in the 7 years that I’ve been studying in the US as an international student, this has been hands down the best advice I have received.”

    Ada Del Cid, Graduate Student, Georgia Institute of Technology

    “Again, I want to thank you so much for an awesome program. There were over 400 students who attended and the evaluations were overwhelming ‘off-the-chart’ — in the positive direction.:) Many students commented how much they learned from your presentation and expressed a sense of renewed confidence.”

    Dr. Monica Bryant, Career Development Specialist, University Career Services, Rutgers University

    “Evaluations were fabulous. My Director and Corporate Recruiting Manager were VERY HAPPY with your message. This was probably one of the biggest if not the biggest turnout we have ever had for a program with international students, so you were a great draw!”

    Jennifer Edwards, Senior Assistant Director, Bryant University

    “Dan is a spectacular guest speaker who is able to take a complicated, stressful topic and turn it into something immensely engaging and approachable.  We have had the pleasure of hosting Dan multiple times and his message resonates throughout our constituencies, from undergraduates to postdoctoral associates.  We appreciate his depth of knowledge, unique perspective, and gift for teaching.”

    Brian Frenette, Senior Associate Director, Office of Career Strategy, Yale University

    “If you are looking for a great speaker who can directly relate and hit the topic dead on, then Dan must be your choice. I have read his book numerous times and heard him speak twice. I have yet to find a resource for international students seeking employment as beneficial and valuable as Dan’s book. It’s a must read, and Dan is a must addition to any university’s speaker list.”

    Cynthia Billington, Associate Director, MBA Career Education and Advising, Mays School of Business – Texas A&M University

    “Thank you for kicking off our Colloquium so brilliantly! I hope you could see and feel the buzz after your presentation. You set the bar pretty high for future speakers!”

    Rebecca Darling, Fellow, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

    “I attended your talk about job hunting for international students today and I just want to let you know that your talk really inspired me and gave me a whole new prospect for job hunting; although it has been very challenging and difficult. I have attended several workshops about job hunting and none of them has given me an effective way like what you did.”

    Ching-Yen Tang, Graduate Engineering Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    “I can’t thank you enough for your engaging and informative presentation. I really appreciated the energy and enthusiasm that shined through the whole presentation. I know the students benefited tremendously.”

    Amy Pszczolkowski, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Counselor, Princeton University

    “I am one of the fortunate ones to have attended you seminar on US employment for international students at UMass Amherst today. Just wanted to let you know that I loved what you spoke about and it is very interesting to know that someone like you who has never been in my shoes, exactly described each and every problem that I have faced over the last semester… For the first time, I think I have regained a teeny bit of the enthusiasm that I had in job search. I owe you for that.”

    Sriram BalakrishnanStudent, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    “Every international student should read it in their first semester.”

    Sudha Sankaran, MBA, Simmons College 

    “I can’t say enough about what a fantastic job you did… Your presentation was just what all job-seekers can use in terms of learning about the hidden job market and how to access it, whether an international student or U.S. citizen, and at whatever professional stage. Everyone could benefit from your message.”

    Lanie Damon, Career Advisor, Georgia Tech University

    “[Dan’s] humor, down to earth presentation style and credibility as a human resources professional help international students learn the realities of hiring practices in a supportive and educational manner. By the time his presentation was over, there was a long line of enthusiastic students waiting to buy his book and learn more.”

    Amy Sanford, Assistant Director, Office of Career Services, Harvard University

    “Thank you for a great presentation today. The students — nearly 200 of them, by my count — found it very helpful. You kept them engaged and shared some great insights. I heard nothing but positive comments afterward and had several students come up to me expressing a new-found motivation to go set up some informational interviews! I think you presented what is seen by many as an unachievable goal as a manageable task with some tangible tools and concrete steps.”

    James Sillcox, Director, Career Management Center, New York University

    “I just wanted to thank you for such an insightful presentation! Your speech enlightened all of us in the room and has given me new-found motivation on my job search activities. I will definitely be checking out your book, Power Ties. I wish you all the best as you continue to inspire other international students!”

    Jennifer Chiwen Chang, University of Illinois

    “I’m really happy to be writing this email to you because I recently found a job in my field of study (investment consulting) in Portsmouth, New Hamphire. Thanks a lot for coming to Northeastern Univ that one evening and changing my (and other MBA students) entire outlook about the US job search!”

    Mehmood Saad Quedwai, Northeastern University, MBA

    “I highly recommend Dan’s book and also contacting him to make a presentation at your college/university if you are someone that works with international students.”

    Joanne Vincette, International Student Counselor, Tuck School of Business

    “His seminar was one of the best attended events we’ve had for my students thus far and the students gave him Five Stars across the board. His book and presentation go hand-in-hand and, for those career services counselors/advisors out there, Dan is definitely a presenter to consider inviting to your campus for your next career development event.”

    Sei Yoshioka, Career Development & Corporate Relations Manager, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University

    “Just wanted to let you know that I am learning a lot from you book ‘Power Ties’. Your advice and suggestions are based on a strong foundation of commendable values and I look forward to implementing your suggestions in my current job search!”

    Vasudha Tiwari, MBA, University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business

    “Great book for anyone entering (or re-entering) the job market – not just international students”

    Dawn Holcombe, MBA, University of Michigan

    “Dan was a very engaging presenter, and our students enjoyed his interactive presentation style. International students can benefit greatly from his ‘get out there’ approach, as there are [visa] sponsorship hurdles even in a robust employment market. I would like to see Dan return regularly for this presentation.”

    Jim O’Neill, Assistant Dean, Boston University School of Management Feld Career Center

    “Thank you so VERY much for joining us last night. The students were so impressed…They have been raving about the session.”

    Lynne Sarikas, MBA Career Center Director, Northeastern University

    “Thank you for providing us the best kind of book in the market.”

    Tracy Zhou, Master of Accounting, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

    “I had yet to come across a book/resource that put together all the right information helpful to international students, but I feel your book will serve a huge under-served market.”

    Nirmal Thapa, Consultant and MBA, Western Illinois University

    “Thank you again for taking the time to come to Clark and deliver your message to our students. We would be happy to host you here again.”

    Lisa Radomsky, Director of Graduate Career Services, Clark University

    “Thank you very much for the fabulous presentation yesterday Dan! You have hit a home run with this message for international students.”

    Linnea Lof, Senior Associate Director, International Career Development and Corporate Outreach, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College

    “We ordered your book today and I can’t wait to read it! I loved your presentation.”

    Mary E. Hayward, Director, Career Services, SIT Graduate Institute

    “This book will help international students understand how to navigate the increasingly competitive U.S. job market. It is easy to follow, filled with real-world examples, practical and motivating — I would strongly recommend it.”

    Lisa Toby, Director of Career Services, Simmons College School of Management

    “Thank you so much for the inspiring and insightful presentation yesterday. The feedback from students has been extremely positive!”

    Millie Reed, Career Services Coordinator, Cornell University

    “Dan’s message about the importance of networking and the crucial place the informational interview plays in the job search reinforced the training we give our students. He illustrated his points with colorful examples from his own interactions with students. The quiz format he used to deliver the message made the presentation interactive and kept the pace lively.”

    Simona Tripodi, International Student Services, Washington University in St. Louis – Olin Business School

    “I’ve had really great feedback on the last event. Thank you again for putting on your session – I know it was of great value to international students in particular.”

    Louisa Teo, Hire Purpose (and former international student)

    “Just finished reading your book. It’s great! I mean it’s truly great and I am happy to pass this on.”

    Adam Stocker, MBA, Hult International Business School

    “Many thanks for a great presentation. I was meeting with a private coaching client tonight and quoting some of your suggestions!”

    Michele Rapp, Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Services, Suffolk University

    “Let me reiterate that it was a wonderful presentation! The feedback from the students was really great.”

    Gillian Steele, Managing Director, Career Services, DePaul University