Vietnamese community in the US is expanding but does this mean it is getting stronger?

vietnamese students in USEvery year, there are approximately 16,500 Vietnamese students go to the US to study and this number, not surprisingly, will continue to escalate in the next few years if not stays the same. This means that Vietnamese community in the US is expanding but does this mean it is getting stronger?

Thuy Pham is one of thousands of Vietnamese international students pursuing higher education in the US. She found so many struggles living in her “American dream”. Thuy wrote in her blog “I have discovered tons of dilemmas about life in America…”

But the story she shares here is 4 years ago. Today, we have all the tools and NETWORKS we need to avoid the uncomfortable experience Thuy had and better enjoy our “American dream”. Greenhandshake is truly one of those networks and we are committed to build a STRONGER Vietnamese community in the US. Ask for help and be the help.

http://blogs.voanews.com/student-union/2011/11/21/dilemmas-and-struggles-from-my-almost-one-year-in-the-states/

Jen Tran – Social Media Assistant

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American dream is associated with a bunch of problems

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For an international student, going to a US college is SUPER EXCITING!! You will experience an independent life faaaaaar away from home (no parents! yoo-hoo!), enjoy the best education system in the world and meet people from all parts of the world!

But that American dream is associated with a bunch of problems:

1. Homesick (Oh yeah, you will everything from home and weird things like the smell of your house :o)

2. The language barrier (an American friend greeted you the other day “What’s up, partner in crime?” then walked away while you were still confused and did not know how to respond, thinking to yourself “Am I a criminal?”)

3. Culture shock. (first time in your life, you will feel lonely in the sea of thousands of people)

YET, “One of the most daunting tasks is finding a place to live – especially if you’re searching from overseas… most international students don’t have someone to guarantee them find housing.”

In this article, the author is discussing how international students share and find housing information through social media. This can be a very convenient and clever way, BUT these students are concerned about whether they can trust the information. What else? They don’t know if the price is the best deal that they can find. So while those international students are fumbling for housing, why don’t YOU get help from OR become the help of our Greenhandshake community? We connect people from not only the same ethnic group but also are the ones who share the same experience of living in the US to help each other. The best deal is always for you to determine. But most importantly, you can always trust our community.

Let’s maximize your awesome experience in America and enjoy the adventure!

http://blogs.voanews.com/student-union/2015/01/15/how-do-international-students-find-an-apartment-in-the-united-states/

Jen Tran – Social Media Assistant

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The Greenhandshake has received support and highly recommended from The Association of Vietnam student and professional in US

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The Greenhandshake.com has received support and highly recommended from The Association of Vietnam student and professional in US (sinhvienusa.org) as the most creative “online bidding platform” project for overseas Vietnamese community. It’s a bridge for Vietnamese people in America to stay closer and find local help.

http://sinhvienusa.org/2015/01/04/ket-noi-du-hoc-sinh-voi-greenhandshake/

 

 

 

Social Media Assistant

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Greenhandshake is looking for a self-motivated, detail oriented individual to manage day-to-day operations of our social media accounts. The Social Media Assistant must be well-versed in social media.  You should be experienced using social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and others.

Locations: Los Angeles, US  –  Hanoi, Vietnam and Beijing, China

Responsibilities:

Update and manage our social media presence on all relevant platforms

Monitor all responses, mentions, social chatter, and engagement of our brands on social media

Participation in online conversations and community management

Work closely with the web team, marketing, and corporate communications to promote events, news, and other content

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Advanced experience with all relevant social media platforms, advertising, and management tools

Familiar with HootSuite, HubSpot, Marketo, Act-On or other integrated marketing software and the ability to schedule social media updates

Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail

Previous experience working with social media on behalf of clients is desired

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment, where good ideas and experienced opinions are highly valued

Word, Excel, and Power Point skills required

Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Passionate about digital marketing and trends in the marketplace. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or Advertising preferred

2+ years professional work experience in Marketing, Advertising, Communications and/or Public Relations

Broad knowledge of web content development, digital publishing, e-mail, and social media best practices, technologies, and tools generally; experience managing large-scale Web properties.

Demonstrated experience independently managing digital content and web content strategy with progressively more responsibility

Email us at: career@greenhandshake.com. We will respond as soon as possible. Thank you!

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