Student Spotlight: Eva Ye


My name is Eva Ye, a Chinese student currently studying Doctoral program in Higher Education/Leadership at Eastern Michigan University. It was my honor to be the first intern for GTRI and I would like to share my experience with you how great this program is.

GTRI is the first program in the United State aims to help making connection between international students and the local employers in Michigan. We assist international students with culture adjustment, job search, interview skills, and beyond. We also educate employers how to hire internationals students.

We are working in progress on two great things currently: reach out international student-friendly employers, and authorize them to be GTRI GOemployers, which means international students will have “zero” frustration from “permanent resident or US citizen only” when seeking for job opportunity from a GOemployer. We are also building a Talent-match database which will help international students and employers find each other based on their needs.

Although my major is not STEM field, I have confidence to pursue my career in Michigan. I know Michigan opens its arms to international talents and provides a welcoming work and live environment.

I want to tell international students: open your heart, to embrace this beautiful land. Utilize your talent, passion, effort, and make contribution to Michigan.  

I want to tell the employers: If you open the door for international students, then you open the door to the world.