Host Company Testimonials cont.

What host companies had to say about…

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “[The participant] came ready to learn and quickly joined the team by helping every step of the way. She was a great asset and brought a very cal, personality to the group dynamic. [She] was always ready, willing and able to help.”-Luxury resort, Miami Beach

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “[Participant] is a fast learning, eager, motivated, punctual, polite, reliable, responsible and detailed in his daily tasks. He is also a team player.” -Logistics Program, Atlanta Georgia

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “David excelled in every step of the training programme. It was a joy to work together and to share both professional and cultural experiences. It was a big success.”- Financial Advising agency, New York

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Alessio was exposed to new processes, involved into Projects and lead a team. He is a fast learner and proved his leadership skills by connecting well with the team and involving them into his decision process.”- Artesanal treat company, California

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “She has learned overall IT systems and security policies… which was one of her goals and objectives of her training. Also, she has suggested the idea to improve our current security education method, which was a great chance to show her experience from Japan.”-Information Technology Host company, California

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Mrs. Kim has been diligent in her training and has made important contributions using her training, her educational background, and her knowledge of both Korean culture and language and her growing familiarity with American Culture and English.”- Fashion, apparel design program, New Jersey

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Min is very bright, positive, and energetic! She adapted herself to the new environment and became friends with everyone in the office. She is also very polite to elderly people and considerate towards others. On duty, Min is very professional. She takes her role in the office very seriously and get the job done in a very professional way since day 1.” -Business Management and Finance program, New Jersey

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Simon goes above and beyond his daily duties. He always tries to accomplish things on time and succeeds. He comes up with ideas to better [the host company].” - Culinary arts Program, Ohio

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “[The participant] is experiencing the culture differences between Japan and Hawaii, but tries very hard to learn new things and does not hesitate to get involved in new relationships.” - Wedding coordination, Administration and Management Program, Hawaii

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Patrick has been a standout intern who consistently produced work of a high calibre. He was regularly published on [host company’s] blog, and also assisted with research for other journalists.” -Public Administration and Law program, Washington DC

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Jueun is a strong designer and has become a highly respected member of our team. People enjoy collaborating with her and appreciate her positive attitude and refined aesthetic.” -Industrial and product design program, San Francisco, California

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Prateek did a fantastic job growing to take on more and more responsibilities over the course of his internship. Over the past year, he started owning all of our client libraries, and re-worked the mobile integration for both the iOS and Android libraries so that we can support integrations that are loaded on the fly. He helped slice the size of our SDK by making all integrations opt-in. And he helped build a system for running nightly builds, profiled our tracking API, and most recently started leading the effort to build data sources.” -Computer Science Program, San Francisco, California

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Victoria has been both eager and effective in addressing all tasks that are assigned to her. She is competent, intelligent, amiable, and constantly motivated.” - Marketing and Communication Intern Program, Santa Monica, California

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Anna has been the greatest asset to our… teams. She has supported teachers not only in the German department, but wherever help was needed. Through her outgoing and caring nature she has built strong relationships with students, faculty, and even the school leadership team. Anna was born for the career she chose – I predict great success!” -Secondary Education and Teaching Intern, Atlanta, Georgia

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Airi is a very bright young lady always motivated to give the best of herself. She did an excellent job and we will highly recommend her to any future employer.” - International Relations and Economics/Real estate business development program, New York

  • …their J/1 Participants performance

    “Sebastian took on some very involved development projects and went above and beyond in terms of time and effort for the projects he was involved in. I was continually impressed not only with his work ethic, but also his talent for mastering new skills quickly, and his ability to communicate his work with others.” -Computer Science and Media Program, Santa Barbara, California

  • …if the program was successful in achieving the company’s goals and objectives..

    “Great success. [Participant] has a great understanding of reservations and is quite detail oriented.”-Luxury resort, Miami Beach

  • …if the program was successful in achieving the company’s goals and objectives..

    “Very successful. The training plan was a good outline of where to direct Simon in the program. [He] was eager to learn and advance his skill set. He has been very beneficial to the team.” - Culinary arts Program, Ohio

  • …if the program was successful in achieving the company’s goals and objectives..

    “Jueun was able to gain experience developing design solutions that integrate user experience, user interface and industrial design. The projects that she worked provided practical experience working cross disciplinary to solve challenging design problems.” -Industrial and product design program, San Francisco, California

  • …if the program was successful in achieving the company’s goals and objectives..

    “Airi followed all directives to the letter to further our marketing efforts in Japan. She is a team player who can also take initiative. She gives great attention to details and is quite a perfectionist. She participated in our daily property management operations and proved to be a great asset there too.”
    - International Relations and Economics/Real estate business development program, New York

  • …if the program was successful in achieving the company’s goals and objectives..

    “We were very successful. We were able to provide Sebastian with some real world experience as well as a good variety of experiences of life in America.”
    - Computer Science and Media Program, Santa Barbara, California

  • …if the program was successful in achieving the company’s goals and objectives..

    “We believe we have been able to cover and exceed all objectives/goals that were established in the training plan.”
    - Marketing and Communication Intern Program, Santa Monica, California

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    Yes Yes Yes. “Yes. We love the multicultural team which is always able to help a travelling guest feel at home. We learn a great deal of each other and our cultures making all of us better at serving and understanding guest needs.”-Luxury resort, Miami Beach

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “Yes, Internship and Trainee Program does definitely benefit both parties in every aspect.” -Logistics Program, Atlanta Georgia

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “This is a wonderful program that has my full support. It gives individuals a unique and valuable opportunity for training and cross-cultural exchange, and it is equally beneficial both for the sponsor and for US citizens in general. I think David will be a fantastic advocate for the US upon his return to the UK and we will always fondly remember this shared experience.” - Financial Advising agency, New York

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “It was great to have somebody… … who has a different point of view on our processes. Alessio was also great in problem solving and root cause analysis, a skill set we can improve a lot.” - Artesanal treat company, California

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “…one of our company’s philosophy is to contribute to harmony and understanding thoughout the global society by creating of multicultural human exchange, which I believe matches J-1 visa concept.”
    -Information Technology Host company, California

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “The company would sponsor trainees and/or interns in the future as the process has allowed various management personnel to revisit fundamentally important aspects of the business as we train. Additionally, the trainee with her varying professional, educational, and cultural background has given the company new insights into our existing business and provided new ways to improve. Lastly, the trainee, has been diligent in her training and application of her training, making her contribution one on a day to day basis as well.”- Fashion, apparel design program, New Jersey

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “The J-1 Program allows both, the participants and the companies, a unique opportunity to provide cross cultural internship programs.”
    - Design and Engineering program at auto manufacturer, California

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “Victoria has been so great to work with that we can only assume other sponsored interns would meet her high standards and work ethic.” - Marketing and Communication Intern Program, Santa Monica, California

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “It has been a fruitful experience, and I hope that it can be replicated in the future with a similarly apt candidate.”-Secondary Education and Teaching Intern Program, Atlanta, Georgia

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “Anna is one of the finest examples of a fantastic addition to our team and extended family. We would not be as successful without our interns and trainees.” - Hotel and Restaurant Management Program, Miami Beach, Florida

  • …if they found the program to be beneficial

    “Based on the quality of Sebastian as an intern, I would be more than happy to sponsor another in the future. On both personal and professional levels we will miss having him in California”
    -Computer Science and Media Program, Santa Barbara, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Aiko helped me to further understand the Filipino culture of being quiet and respectful, and her ability to explain it made me understand so much more.”
    -Luxury resort, Miami Beach

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “[Participant] is very strong and able to communicate effectively which made her a true asset to the [position]- helping other Filipino interns get acclimated.”
    -Luxury resort, Miami Beach

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    ”Danila is fast learning, eager and a great team worker.”
    -Logistics Program, Atlanta Georgia

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “His knowledge… His attitude was fantastic. All positive thoughts.”
    - Restaurant Chef, Program Supervisor, New York

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Professional training- David embraced the programme and made a fantastic contribution to our team. It was beneficial to all parties. And david’s career will be well served by his experience in the US. We shared experiences both professionally and socially over the course of the program, and this helped us gain a deeper understanding of each other’s cultures.” - Financial Advising agency, New York

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Alessio adapted quickly to the new culture and was very open to learn new things…worked very well with the team. He was also proactive and was leading initiatives… very flexible regarding his schedule… great addition to our team and he has a lot of potential”- Artesanal treat company, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Having [a participant] with a desire to learn American culture [was] beneficial, as she could contribute meaningfully to our multinational office and supply chain. Having a trainee that was responsible and independent worked well.”- Fashion, apparel design program, New Jersey

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Accounting has been a big concern in our office. [Participant] has set up her own way to control AR/AP in the cosmetic part and it saves a lot of time finishing the job.” -Business Management and Finance program, New Jersey

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Min met many people from all over the world. This would be very helpful understanding other cultures and dealing with multicultural issues.” -Business Management and Finance program, New Jersey

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Cross cultural and cross functional nature of the project helped create a collaborative environment at the Research Center. Ability to increase the duration of project was very beneficial.”- Design and Engineering program at auto manufacturer, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Patrick consistently carried out his work efficiently and in a professional manner. He was always happy to help out with asked, and got along well with both his fellow interns, and the staff.” -Public Administration and law program, Washington DC

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Cultural diversity is essential for any company particularly design focused businesses. We all benefit from exchanging knowledge and sharing new experiences.” -Industrial and product design program, San Francisco, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Sharing and presenting projects to our team is a wonderful way for individuals to practice their verbal presentation and communication skills.” -Industrial and product design program, San Francisco, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Learning about our intern’s precious educational/professional experiences helps ensure we are offering the right opportunities for both personal and professional growth.” -Industrial and product design program, San Francisco, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Prateek exceeded the original scope of the training plan by helping out in other critical areas. He did a good job, I think he set a good precedent for future J-1 candidates.” - Computer Science Program, San Francisco, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “We were able to integrate Victoria into all the departments we hoped and she was quick to pick up on the various tasks/duties each department performed.” - Marketing and Communication Intern Program, Santa Monica, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “Our overall hope was for Victoria to learn the business and the people of the industry and we believe she has both developed a community around her but also a healthy understanding of the industry.” - Marketing and Communication Intern Program, Santa Monica, California

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “New ideas and personalities make for an exciting environment. The culture which is created with people from all over the world brings an understanding and patience.” - Hotel and Restaurant Management Program, Miami Beach, Florida

  • …about things that worked well during the training/internship

    “What seemed to work best, was providing Sebastian with clear goals and a few intermediate steps, then letting him work through the details with support as needed. We began by having [him] work on his own separate projects. …in retrospect, I would have brought him into our main development projects sooner.” -Computer Science and Media Program, Santa Barbara, California

  • …about things that didn’t work well during the training/internship period

    “Never enough time!”
    -Luxury resort, Miami Beach

  • …about things that didn’t work well during the training/internship period

    “The only comment I have to make here is that I wish we could have extended the programme so we could keep David around for longer! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful program. I am very grateful to have been a part of it.” - Financial Advising agency, New York

  • …about things that didn’t work well during the training/internship period

    “None. We are just sorry that she can only be with us for 1 year. Min is a wonderful lady and she is a very important member of our office. We really hope everything she has experienced here in the US will be a solid foundation for her growth and success.” -Business Management and Finance program, New Jersey

  • …about things that didn’t work well during the training/internship period

    “I think we could’ve given Prateek meatier projects to work on earlier in the process. Once he had them, he stepped up to own them, but we limited the scope of what he was working on… for too long.” - Computer Science Program, San Francisco, California

  • …about things that didn’t work well during the training/internship period

    “[Participant] is welcome back here any time, he was such an important part of the culinary team…”- Restaurant Chef, Program Supervisor, New York