Friday, February 24, 2017

Spotlight on Success: Nathalie Zapata

 Spotlight on Success: Nathalie Zapata

Newcomer youth in Canada face a number of unique challenges when job searching. Mastering a new language, adjusting to new systems, and lacking work experience and connections are just a few of the common barriers they face as they look for employment. Finding the right kind of support, learning about the job search process in Canada, and developing a sense of confidence in their abilities are some of the ways that can help newcomer youth achieve success in their job search. Our Spotlight on Success this month, Nathalie Zapata, is proof of this.

Monday, February 20, 2017

5 Ways to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile

By Shaunna-Marie Kerr
WES Global Talent Bridge

To fill in-demand roles, an increasing number of employers, recruiters, and human resources professionals are using LinkedIn to search for qualified professionals. In today’s job market, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough to stand out. Make the most out of your online presence with the following tips:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Partner Preview: Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia

 Partner Preview: Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia - See more at: http://www.wesstudentadvisor.org/2017/02/immigrant-services-society-of-british-columbia.html#.dpuf
By Sahra Togone
WES Global Talent Bridge

Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC) is the largest immigrant-serving agency in Western Canada. Incorporated in 1972, the agency has grown to support a full range of services for immigrants and refugees. The organization provides settlement, education, and employment services in centers located in the Metro Vancouver, Squamish, and Okanagan areas. Through a dedicated team of volunteers, ISSofBC provides support services to 25,000 clients per year in over 45 languages.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tips for Staying Healthy and Safe While Studying Abroad

 Tips for Staying Healthy and Safe While Studying Abroad
Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to study in another country! Apart from your classes and assignments, there are many other aspects to consider. Here are five tips to ensure your experience is a success.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Regional Spotlight: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

 Regional Spotlight: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Surrey is a suburban city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. With a population of 468,251, it is the second largest and one of the fastest growing cities in the Metro Vancouver area. Surrey is made up of six town centers (Fleetwood, North Surrey, Guildford, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey), and is projected to increase its population by over 300,000 people in the next 30 years. The relative affordability, diversity, and quality of life have attracted many people to Surrey.

Friday, February 10, 2017

6 Things I Learned From Being in a Ph.D. Program

By Trishnee Bhurosy
Doctoral Student, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University School of Public Health

Being in a doctoral program brings its own share of challenges and rewards. Currently, I have completed almost two years in my program. Looking back on my progress, I can proudly say that every challenge I encountered has helped me grow both academically and non-academically.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

5 Reasons Why International Students are Choosing One of Canada's Leading Polytechnics


Beautiful white snow, golden autumn leaves, and vibrant warm summers are just some of the reasons why the capital city of the Alberta province in Canada, Edmonton, is a destination of choice for international students. With a population of over one million people, Edmonton offers all the highlights of a big city while maintaining a safe and friendly environment. Edmonton is a diverse, multi-cultural city, and there are many ways to connect with people who share your culture and traditions.

Friday, February 3, 2017

5 Tips on Preparing for the MBA Interview

By Aimee Akimoff
Director of Recruitment, Willamette University MBA Program

Applying to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program can be intimidating. Aside from the examinations you need to take and the documents and recommendations that need to be collected, one of the most intimidating parts of the application process is the interview.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Top 5 Barriers Skilled Immigrants Face and How to Overcome Them

 Top 5 Barriers Skilled Immigrants Face and How to Overcome Them
By Sahra Togone
World Education Services

Over the past decade, American and Canadian job markets have experienced a shortage in skilled workers. Despite this, many skilled immigrants in Canada and the U.S. face barriers finding jobs in their respective fields. Some of these challenges include encountering employers who are unfamiliar with international work experience and credentials, navigating the often complex trade and professional bodies, and facing employee discrimination and language barriers.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The IELTS Test Day Experience


In the final installment of our three-part series we will share what to expect on the day of the test.  Following the International Education Language Testing System (IELTS) overview and IELTS preparation information we shared in parts one and two, we want to make sure you are ready for the big day.

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