Immigrant Counselor

Helping Newcomers Get Settled

Students considering careers in a helping profession will be inspired by the two immigrant counselors featured in this video, both of whom use their language skills to help people new to the United States get settled and find employment.

Asian Counseling and Referral Service counselor Dara Duong grew up in a refugee camp in Thailand after his family fled the Khmer Rouge in their native Cambodia. Once in the United States, his knowledge of Cambodian, Thai and Vietnamese led him to his current job. Orlando Dollente Jr., son of Filipino parents, wanted to fit in growing up in the United States. But in college, he realized the importance of understanding his roots, and through a college internship at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, he discovered what he loves to do.

Running time: 9 minutes

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