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    Tejaswi Materla
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    Could anyone provide tips/strategies for an international student to find an entry level job in Lean Six Sigma? Help will be appreciated! Thanks!

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    Shelby Jarvis
    Participant

    LSS is a methodology with a foundation in solving problems from the process. Typically, candidates are selected from within an organization, trained, coached, mentored, etc. To seek an entry level job from outside an organization can be tough. However, I have three strategies for you to consider.

    Strategy 1:
    As you research a company, assure they embrace LSS. This is easy in that all positions will use references to LSS. You may be able to find an entry level position which uses phrases such as “GB Desired” or “LSS Desired”. If you find such a role, apply and then address becoming a GB once you are in the company as part of your development plan.

    Strategy 2:
    If you have the ability to get training on your own, you have a second opportunity. Volunteer for a charity, or local town. You will still need a mentor, but if you are volunteering, you may be able to find a mentor from a local company willing to help. This strategy will require time and effort, but can be worked as you are trying strategy 1.

    Strategy 3:
    Reach out to people within your network or community. You may find that someone 1-2 years in front of you in school may have contacts, someone in your church may have contacts, or a friend of a parent. The point is that adults all around you are working, don’t forget to use the knowledge of friends and family.

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    #197274

    ADC
    Participant

    Tejaswi Materla,

    Some of our most successful prgrams have centered around hiring interns like yourself.

    You will find your best opportunities in the large metropolitian areas such as DC.
    Check USAJOB under internships (and other companies as well).

    You also might want to “volunteer” at a reputable company that provides training. You may be able to negotiate “training” in lieu of being paid.

    Just some thoughts.

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    #197276

    Tejaswi Materla
    Guest

    Thank you so much for the advice.

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