I was wondering if my background/history would indicate that I would be an eligible candidate for a Exceptional Promise Global Talent Visa.
-2.5 years as a Product Manager, where I served as product owner for a compliance SaaS platform for a risk advisory company. In addition to this role, I also used an existing SaaS (Salesforce) to automate and digitize our company’s entire workflow and analytic processes.
-Just completed (as of May 2021) a Masters of Information Management at one of the best schools in the world for technology (U.C. Berkeley). During this time, I contributed to, and was listed as a co-author of, a published research conference paper on cybersecurity and digital policy. I personally led my capstone project in interfacing with over 15 city officials to develop a product tailored to local governments.
-Joined a successful Series-G fintech startup in Silicon Valley in August as a back-end software developer, where I am working in a team to develop a finance platform using modern technologies.
I am still very new into my career as a Software Developer, but I have experience as a Product Manager and should be able to gather strong letters of recommendation from the President of my last company, the Dean of my graduate school program who I worked with, and a professor who I took classes with and who could probably best speak to my promise. I don’t have a lot of specific things I could point to in my current position, but I have a portfolio of my work at my previous company, as well as some school projects and a research paper I could point to.
Do you think I would be able to qualify as a candidate for Exceptional Promise?