Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers

The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers at CAMBA
The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers at CAMBA is currently accepting new student applications for its Fall 2017 semester.

Developed to assist foreign educated engineers and IT professionals, Cooper Union’s Retraining Program provides technical training and job placement services, to help work-authorized, skilled immigrants reclaim their professional careers in the U.S. Since its inception in 1987, the program has trained over 4,800 students and helped more than 3,000 back into employment in their trained technical field.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Career Opportunities After Graduation: Tips and Advice

By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

In a recent webinar, we explored student career options after graduation with college admissions and career experts. We have highlighted the most important tips and advice from the webinar in this post for you, and you can also access the full webinar on our website. 

Career Resources
When it comes to searching for jobs, it is important to know which resources will best serve you in the job search. Some may provide ways to grow your professional network, and others will let you search for specific positions in your field.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Paths to Employment in Canada for Licensed Professionals

 Paths to Employment in Canada for Licensed Professionals
by Access Centre for Regulated Employment

Working in the career counselling profession for a combined 25 years, counsellors Deborah Canales and Jesse Morrice have helped hundreds of internationally trained individuals (ITIs) prepare for licensure and employment in Ontario’s regulated professions.

In the following interview, Ms. Canales and Mr. Morrice of the Access Centre for Regulated Employment in London, Ontario discuss some of their practical, informed, and workable approaches to the licensure or certification process in Ontario for internationally trained immigrants.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WES Credential Evaluations for Ukrainian Students

By Lily Jandreska
World Education Services

Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe with a high literacy percentage rate of 99.8 percent. The official language of instruction is Ukrainian, but some programs are offered in Russian and English to accommodate foreign students. The academic year runs from September to June and the Ministry of Education and Science administers Ukrainian education.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Top 4 Reasons to Stay Healthy While Building Your Career

By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

Sending gifts to our friends and relatives back in our home countries is a common practice among immigrants. Before Facebook and WhatsApp, these gifts would usually be sent with photographs from our new homes. I remember looking at pictures of my cousins and aunties posing in front of famous landmarks—Times Square in New York City was always a regular feature—and I tried to imagine what it would be like to live in America. Along with tall buildings and flashing billboards, I started to notice a curious thing: almost all of my relatives had gained weight.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Credential Evaluation and Credential Recognition: What is the Difference?

 Credential Evaluation and Credential Recognition: What is the Difference?
by Shaunna-Marie Kerr
WES Global Talent Bridge

Your education is the foundation of your career, and although there may be challenges to using your foreign credentials in Canada or the United States, you should not have to start over. For an internationally trained professional, exploring career pathways begins with an understanding of the value of the education you received outside of your new country of residence. Obtaining a credential evaluation is often the first step a skilled immigrant can take to gain access to employment opportunities outside of their country of education. A credential evaluation can help you gain recognition for your academic history, but it is not the same thing as credential recognition. Although credential evaluation and credential recognition are often used interchangeably, they actually refer to two distinct (though related) concepts. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Living and Working in the Yukon

 Living and Working in the Yukon
By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

Welcome to Canada’s westernmost territory. Shaped like a right triangle—it shares a 1,210 kilometre-long straight border with Alaska on the west—the territory is named after the Yukon River. Renowned in Canada’s history for the Klondike gold rush, Yukon today is a place with a bustling mix of industries and sectors.

We spoke with Ilka Lasevitz, ESL Program Coordinator at the Multicultural Centre of the Yukon (MCY), to learn about Yukon and what it offers for immigrants. MCY’s main office is based in Whitehorse, the capital city of Yukon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Celebrating World Refugee Day with Syrian Canadian Refugee Mustafa Alio

 Syrian Canadian Refugee Mustafa Alio
By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

On the first morning after his arrival in Canada, Mustafa Alio stared out the window and thought to himself, “Why is there so much dust outside?”

It was not dust that was swirling in the air. They were snowflakes.

Mustafa Alio laughed as he recounted this experience.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Six Free Must-Have Apps for International Students in the U.S.

By: Mehran Tehrani

Your academic achievements in the U.S. play a significant role when you are applying for internships, summer jobs, and student-run organizations. Aside from maintaining good grades, it can be difficult to transition to a new life in the U.S.

Luckily, your smartphone can help you cover various needs. Here are six must-have mobile apps international students in the U.S. should have:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Register for Our Upcoming Webinar: Career Opportunities After Graduation

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. EDT
Location: Online/Virtual
Cost: Free

About the Webinar: If you are thinking about applying to school in the U.S. and researching your career prospects, or if you are approaching graduation and want career advice, then this in-depth webinar will have the advice you are looking for.

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