International Student Services

I-Work! Skills for Cross-Cultural Employment

I-Work! is a series of workshops and events related to career development for international students. There is a workshop or event every month from September to February and a full day career conference in March!

The one-day career conference for undergraduate and graduate international students at the University of Alberta. This conference is for all students at all stages of their degree programs who want to enhance their skills and knowledge for employment in Canada.

Students have the opportunity to learn how to:

  • Enhance interview skills
  • Appropriately network with professionals
  • Maintain a professional position
  • Understand the differences in intercultural communications in Canada
  • Participate in a mock interview exercise with industry employers

This workshop series highlights topics ranging from the importance of volunteer work to the function of employment in the immigration process in Canada.

Attend all sessions or pick and choose!

Series Schedule 

Job search tools for finding work in Alberta

We are pleased to welcome a guest speaker from Albert Innovation and Advanced Education to present the best way to use the tools available for looking for work and building your career in Alberta.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Telus 134
Cost: FREE!

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Mock interviews in a Canadian context

Join us for the opportunity to gain valuable interview experience by participating in a mock interview with industry professionals.

Monday, December 4 – Tuesday, December 5, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Telus Centre
Cost: FREE!

Networking to get the job: Canadian hiring practices

Have you ever wondered what happens to your application once you have submitted it? Learn more about hiring practices in Canada from Human Resource Professionals.

Monday, January 15, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Telus 134
Cost: FREE!

Keeping the job: Canadian workplace pragmatics

Learn about the pragmatics of working in a Canadian context and the intercultural communication skills needed to succeed.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Telus 134
Cost: FREE!

Mock interviews in a Canadian context

Join us for the opportunity to gain valuable interview experience by participating in a mock interview with industry professionals. Build on the skills you learn by attending the I-Work! Conference on March 17th.

Thursday, March 15 – Friday, March 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Telus 134
Cost: FREE!

I-Work! Career Conference

Saturday, March 17, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Telus Centre
Cost: $25

This one-day career conference is for undergraduate and graduate international students, at any stage of their degree programs, who want to enhance their skills and knowledge for employment in Canada. 

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a mock interview exercise with industry employers
  • Attend sessions on job search, skill building 
  • Learn how to maintain employment in Canada

This conference highlights topics ranging from the importance of volunteer work to the function of employment in the immigration process in Canada.