International Student Services

I-Work! Skills for Cross-Cultural Employment

I-Work! Skills for Cross-cultural employment presents a one-day career conference for undergraduate and graduate international students at UAlberta.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Telus Centre

Cost: $25

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

What you will learn:

  • Job search practices
  • Skill building techniques
  • How to build an online profile
  • What makes a successful candidate
  • How to maintain employment in the Canadian context


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Conference Schedule

9:30 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:15 Indigenous Welcome and Blessing

10:15 - 10:45 Opening Keynote

Ms.Felicia Mutheardy, Senior Economist, Financial Strategies and Budget Financial and Corporate Services City of Edmonton. 

Felicia Mutheardy is a Senior Economist with the City of Edmonton and has over seven years of experience in economic analysis, research, forecasting, and government administration. Prior to this, Felicia was a Senior Economist with the Government of Alberta. She has also held various positions with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, primarily with their Market Analysis Centre.

Felicia holds both a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

11:00 - 12:30 Concurrent Sessions

LinkedIn Basics and Creating an Online Profile for Career Development: Presented by Ms. Christine Gertz, Librarian and Information Specialist and the University of Alberta Career Centre.

"Communicating your value: Entrepreneurial skills for any career": Presented by Mr. Arden Tse, MBA, Manager, Venture Mentoring Service Office of Advancement, University of Alberta.

12:30 - 1:30 Hot Lunch break

  • Professional Headshots for an online profile
  • Infomart- employment related services

1:30 - 3:00 Immigration Session: Pathways to Permanent Residency and Understanding the NOC Codes

Presented by Ms. Manprit Aujila-Grewal, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Canadian Immigration Connections.

3:00 - 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 - 4:45 Concurrent Sessions

Pragmatics of Keeping Employment in the Canadian Context
Presented by Mr. Gavin Palmer, Interculturalist and Student Engagement Coordinator, University of Alberta International.

Panel Discussion: How to be a Successful Candidate, HR Perspectives.
Presented by Ms. Erin Mirth, Business Manager Telus. Ms. Katie Bieber, Talent Acquisition Partner CIBC.

4:45 - 5:00 Closing