I-Work! Skills for Cross-Cultural Employment


Build the skills you need to gain and maintain employment in Canada!

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

The workshop series and the one-day career conference are open to all undergraduate and graduate international students. Attend the workshops and a one-day conference to improve your skills and knowledge to work in Canada.

Students have the opportunity to learn how to:

  • Develop job searching strategies 
  • Understand Canada's hiring practices
  • Prepare a targeted cover letter and resume
  • Use LinkedIn and network with professionals
  • Enhance interview skills by participating in a mock interview exercise
  • Transition to a Canadian workplace.

Attend all sessions or pick and choose!

Series Schedule 2021- 2022

How to Prepare for a Summer Career Fair as an International Student
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
7:00pm – 8:00pm (MST)

Are you looking for summer jobs? The U of A Career Centre's Summer Job Fair is Wednesday, February 9 from 10 am - 1 pm. At this session, learn how to prepare and attend a career fair, connect with employers, and follow up.

Register now! 

Mock Interview Practice
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
3:00pm – 5:00pm (MT)

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, and the key to succeeding in interviews is to practice as much as possible. Take up this opportunity to gain valuable interview experience by participating in a mock interview with industry professionals.

I-Work Challenge

Practice your job search skills with the I-Work Challenge!

A 30 min job search challenge is emailed to you to complete every weekday. All tasks are career-related. By completing the challenges, you can:

  • Develop and practice job search skills
  • Cultivate a network and connect with professionals to get industry trend insights
  • Build confidence to market/promote yourself to prospective employers
Full challenge details available January 2022.

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