International Student Services (ISS)

I-Work! Skills for Cross-Cultural Employment

Get the skills to master interviews and the career you want in Canada! 

I-Work! is a series of workshops related to career development for international students. There are one to two workshops each month, October to February, and a full-day career conference in March!

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


Workshop Series

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

This workshop series highlights topics ranging from how to start your job search to what to expect in a job interview and how to transition to the Canadian workplace.

Open to all international students, at any stage of your degree, attend this conference to improve your skills and knowledge on finding work in Canada. 

Workshop Series Schedule

Start Your Job Search, an Introduction to Canadian Hiring Process
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Telus 134

Are you struggling with how to find job opportunities? Are you confused about the job application process? This session offers a starting point to navigate work opportunities in Canada; it will assist you with understanding basic hiring practices.
 
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Writing a Canadian Resume and Cover Letter
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Telus 134

This workshop introduces Resume and Cover letter styles. Learn how to identify critical content, along with the various types and formats of Canadian resumes and cover letters. An imperative technique to effectively present your qualifications to potential employers. 
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What to Expect in a Job Interview
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Telus 134

What are the different types of interviews, and how do you prepare? What are the typical interview questions, and how do you respond effectively? How to follow up after a job interview? Attend this workshop to answer these questions.
 
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Transitioning into the Canadian Workplace
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Telus 134

This workshop is an introduction to Canada’s workplace culture. This sessions focus on intercultural communication in the Canadian work context and provide tools for success in maintaining employment.
 
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How to Prepare for a Career Fair as an International Student
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Telus 134

The Campus Summer Career Fair is coming.

Attend this workshop to learn:

  • How to prepare for a career fair, 
  • How to connect with employers; and
  • How to maintain your new connections, after the fair.

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Mock Interview Practice 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Telus 137/139

The key to a successful interview is to practice and to practice as much as possible. A mock interview is a valuable experience that can provide helpful feedback from industry professionals on what to do and what not to do during an interview.
 

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