About Me

If you want to learn more about the face behind Rubysecrets Consulting and all Rubysecrets Consulting is about, welcome


The face behind Rubysecrets Consulting

My name is Dr. Chinwe, an IT professional and a Technical Project Manager in a global Fintech Company. I am resident in the US and Canada (Mostly the US).

I moved to the US in 2017 to further my studies having worked for over 6 years in one of the top financial institutions in Nigeria. I applied to several schools in the US, Netherlands, Canada, and UK and received admission offers but I decided to go to the US because I had my family there.

Life in the US

My master’s in the US was Non-STEM and I went on a 2year study leave.  I needed to gain work experience in the US and I resigned from my Job in Nigeria after graduation. I got a job in the US and COVID hit after a few months, and the company I worked for decided they weren’t going to file for me to remain permanently in the US since they had started laying off workers. I immediately started my application for permanent residency in Canada through the Provincial nomination program and concurrently applied for my Ph.D. in Information Systems and Communications (STEM).

Thankfully, I got the admission and when my work authorization ended, I went back to school. While My Ph.D. program was ongoing, there was a delay with the Canada Permanent residency application which had run for 2years. This delay gave me the push to start carrying out a lot of research on how to apply for my Green card in the US as a plan B for my Ph.D. post-study work authorization. The Aha! moment was when I found out about the Employment-Based Second Preference National Interest Waiver Category (EB2NIW) for professionals with advanced degrees. I did all the work needed to ensure I got a favorable outcome. Luckily, I also received my Canadian permanent residency after a two-year wait. The rest is history.

My mistakes and Lessons

  • I didn’t conduct enough research prior to moving in 2017, if I did, I would have gone for a STEM program which would make me entitled to a 3-year post-study work permit. So even if the company I was working with couldn’t file for me anymore, I would still be able to apply for jobs in other companies.
  • I didn’t seek the help of an expert to give me proper guidance on the pros and cons of studying in one country over the other as an International student. With this, I would have known what my options were and prepared myself while in school.

How my experience should be a lesson to everyone

  • My experience opened my eyes to all about EB2-NIW and all you need to get a favorable outcome.
  • Based on the in-depth research I conducted and still conducting, I have strong knowledge and understanding of permanent residency applications for most countries.
  • Based on my experience with applying for admissions to different schools in different countries before choosing the US, I can say I have a strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of applying for admissions and student visa’s for most countries.

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