Thursday, December 1, 2016

WES International Education Week 2016 Recap

 WES International Education Week 2016 Recap
In celebration of International Education Week (IEW) 2016, WES Advisor and WES Global Talent Bridge—WES programs aimed at helping international students and skilled immigrants achieve success—held an event on November 14 in New York City. Guest speakers addressed a range of topics including the benefits of obtaining and using credential evaluations to find employment or continue your education, common job search mistakes, and resources to help you reach your goals. The following is a brief overview of the event, plus some other IEW-related activities hosted by WES Advisor.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Campus Spotlight: Concordia University of Edmonton


 Campus Spotlight: Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) has played an important role in Alberta’s educational history since 1921. Today, CUE offers over 45 majors and minors in the arts, science, and management fields; two after-degree programs; two master’s degrees; and several graduate certificates and diplomas.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Improving the Latin American and Caribbean Student Experience

 Improving the Latin American and Caribbean Student Experience
By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

In a recent report by World Education Services (WES), Improving the International Student Experience, international students were surveyed on how satisfied they were with their education in the U.S. The report assessed international students from varying regions, including: China, India, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and sub-Saharan Africa.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Bridging Program for Technical Professionals

 Bridging Program for Technical Professionals
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

Are you an internationally trained professional with a technical background? The Middle Level Managers (MLM) with Technical Background Bridging Program may be for you. This full-time program has been designed for internationally educated professionals with technical backgrounds such as engineering, architecture, science, environmental science, information technology, and other relevant disciplines.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

International Education Week Essay Contest Runners-Up


 International Education Week Essay Contest Runners-Up
For International Education Week 2016, WES Advisor asked readers to send submissions to our annual essay contest. The prompt was inspired by a Henry Miller quote:

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

We asked readers to describe how studying abroad changes the way they see the world around them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Top 6 Ways Your E-mails Could Ruin Your Job Search

 Top 6 Ways Your E-mails Could Ruin Your Job Search
By Shaunna-Marie Keslick
WES Canada Global Talent Bridge

Gone are the days of printing résumés, walking into offices, and submitting them directly to the people working there. These days, most employers post job openings on websites (such as LinkedIn, Monster, and Workopolis), where job seekers can search for opportunities based on keywords, locations, and job titles. Once a job seeker finds a position they are interested in, they can apply directly through the site by uploading their résumé and cover letter.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What the Changes to Canada’s Express Entry Immigration System Mean for You



 What the Changes to Canada’s Express Entry Immigration System Mean for You
By David Cohen
Canadian immigration attorney

On November 19, 2016, the government of Canada implemented a range of improvements to the Express Entry immigration selection system. Each candidate in the pool, as well as those thinking of creating an Express Entry profile in the near future, should be aware of how these changes to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) may affect their Canadian immigration goals.

Here are some of the highlights:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Canadian Regional Spotlight: Atlantic Canada


 Canadian Regional Spotlight: Atlantic Canada
By WES Global Talent Bridge
World Education Services

Scenic coastlines, polite people, and plenty of seafood…these are the words that come to mind when one thinks of Atlantic Canada. Made up of four provinces (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador), this region on the Atlantic coast of Canada played an influential role in the history of the country. 


Atlantic Canada has a distinct identity of its own, with strong English, Celtic, and French roots. Combined, the four provinces have a population of almost 2.5 million people. Due to a declining and aging population, the region actively welcomes newcomers to provide a vital boost to the economic and social development there. To learn more about this issue, read this article by the Globe and Mail.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

International Education Week Essay Contest Winners!

 International Education Week Essay Contest Winners
For International Education Week 2016, WES Advisor asked readers to send submissions to our annual essay contest. The prompt was inspired by a Henry Miller quote:
"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
We asked readers to describe how studying abroad changes the way they see the world around them.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Improving the European Student Experience

 Improving the European Student Experience
By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

In a recent report by World Education Services (WES), Improving the International Student Experience, international students were surveyed on satisfaction with their education in the U.S. The report assessed international students from varying regions, including: ChinaIndia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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