Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP)

Are you an international student interested in professional and personal development? Consider joining the Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP), a free, non-credit program designed to equip current international students with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to prepare for professional employment in Canada. 
Students are expected to attend 6 in-person workshops and complete assigned activities in order to build upon their networks and improve competencies in professionalism, communications, and general employability skills. Topics explored include (but are not limited to):
  • Career Development, Career Pathways, and Skills Identification
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Job Searching, Networking, and Using LinkedIn
  • Interview Skills and Strategies
  • Provincial and Federal Labour Standards
  • Intercultural Communication
Should funding be available, participants may also be eligible to apply for paid, short-term work placements offered through the program.
Upon completion of the workshops, deliverables, and assignments, students will receive a certificate and have the option to add the PSDP to Memorial's Online Record of Experience (MORE).
For more information including details about the workshop schedule, please refer to the Program Syllabus/Outline or email the International Student Career Advisor.

Register now for the Spring 2024 cohort and/or keep an eye on the weekly IO Listserv to be notified of future offerings. (To receive the listserv, please send an email with your request to Spaces are limited.