Episode 1: Job Hunting During a Pandemic as an OPT Student with Ramona Arora


September 5th, 2020

41 mins 2 secs

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About this Episode

What happens when an OPT Student in San Francisco is laid off during a pandemic?

In this first episode of The Outward Hire, Xavi sits down with Ramona Arora, an OPT Student working as a Business Intelligence Analyst at Touch of Modern. Here, she shares her job hunt journey and the lessons she learned a long the way. From landing her first job to eventually getting laid off in just 7 months, Ramona had to push herself and hustle her way through her job search - from networking on Linkedin to doing mock interviews with her friends, Ramona did everything she could to land a company and job she loved.

Aside from her job at Touch of Modern, Ramona is a huge advocate for women in the tech community. She is the Chapter Lead at Products by Women - San Francisco, a communuty network for women in innovation and tech.

You know what they say, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going", - and that's exactly what Ramona did.