Immigrant Professionals Resource Guide

Do you have training and education from your home country?  Explore services and online tools for immigrant professionals.
Immigrant Professional Programs @ your Library
Free business and career help at Central and Business and Career Libraries.
Free advanced English conversation classes that will prepare you for success in the workplace and in business.  Click here for other opportunities to learn English.
Seminars with Global Talent Bridge at the library offer practical advice and essential resources to skilled immigrants on how to pursue further education, obtain professional licensing or certification, and find suitable employment in the United States.
Electronic Resources
CUNY Applicants Educated Outside the U.S.
Information and requirements for freshman and transfer applicants educated in their home country. Includes a list of secondary school credentials by country required to apply to CUNY.
O*Net Online Occupational Handbook
Career exploration tool with detailed descriptions of work including average salaries, titles and skill requirements.
Global Talent Bridge
Information and tips for further education, job search, credential evaluation, licensing and certification. Global Talent Bridge also offers free Pathways to Success Seminars.
Learning Express Libraries 3.0
Free with your library card. Free test prep, computer tutorials, career resources and skills review.
Upwardly Global Professional Licensing Guide
Licensing information for 10 high-demand regulated professions including accountant, lawyer, dentist, engineer, teacher, pharmacist and more.
Community-Based Organizations
Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center
English Speaking Union
144 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016 / Phones: 212-818-1200 x 239
English conversation partner program for students who meet membership criteria.
Bnai Zion Scientist Division and Cooper Union School of Engineering
Phones: 212-725-1211 x 6245 or 6255
Classes and training for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals with training from their home country.
2211 Church Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305, Brooklyn, 11226 / Phone: 718-282-0108
iBridge training and employment program for immigrant professionals.  The program includes English classes, employment skills training, housing, legal, job placement assistance for refugees and asylees, and cash grants for new immigrants.  Staff speak Spanish, French, Creole, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lingala, Creole, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Romanian, Albanian, Croatian, Bosnian and Russian.
Goodwill Industries
1416 Avenue M, 6th Floor, Midwood, Brooklyn, 11230 / Phone:
iBridge training and employment program for immigrant professionals.
Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
Career development center includes career counseling, employment preparation services and assistance with job placement.
JCC of Greater Coney Island
3001 West 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224 / Phone: 718-449-5000 x 2237
Advanced ESOL class with Upwardly Global.
Lutheran Family Support Center
6025 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 / Phone: 718-630-7150
NCLEX preparation for nursing.
The New International Center
10 Maiden Lane 14th Floor, New York, NY 10038 / Phone: 646-794-3745
Advanced English Practice.  Cultural programs.
NYC Welcome Back Center for Health Care Professionals
Phone: 718-730-7530
Specialized classes and vocational counseling for health care professionals with foreign degrees.
Upwardly Global
505 8th Avenue, Suite 602, New York, NY 10018 (Garment District, Manhattan) / Phone: 212-219-8828 x214
Training and employment program for immigrant professionals.
Brooklyn OneStop Workforce Centers
Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center
9 Bond Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Between Livingston and Fulton Streets) / Phone: (718) 246-5219
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Brooklyn Central Library Workforce1 Career Center
10 Grand Army Plaza, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11238-5619/ Phone: 347-765-2250
Hours:  (by appointment only)
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunset Park Library Workforce1 Career Center
5108 4th Avenue, Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY 11220-1899 (Between 51st and 52nd Streets) / Phone: (347) 296-8063
Hours: (by appointment only) Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Tuesday, Thursday - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
New York State Department of Labor
MetroTech Workforce1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Phone: 718-780-9200
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
City University of New York (CUNY)
Brooklyn College
Adult Literacy Program
2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210 / Phone: 718-951-5928
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Center for Continuing Education
25 Broadway, 8th floor, New York, NY  10004 / Phone: 212-346-8443
Kingsborough Community College
20001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235 / Phone: 718-368-4870
ESOL classes
State University of New York (SUNY)
SUNY Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center
111 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Phone: 718-246-2085
SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center
158-29 Archer Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11433 / Phones:(718) 725-3403 or (718) 725-3320 or  718-725-3344
Business Week
Inc. Magazine     
Wall Street Journal
Financial Times  
New York Times
Fortune Magazine
English Learning Websites
Reading, Writing and Vocabulary:
Business English Pod
Selection of business skills audios
NPR Business Podcasts
Business or Economics topics, such as NPR Planet Money and APM Marketplace