Francesca Boschetti

5 Career Tips from an International Alumna

Francesca Boschetti is an international alumna who earned a Master's Degree (English) from Memorial University, and who is currently completing her PhD (English). In addition to being a Memorial alumna, Francesca is also a Memorial employee: she works as the International Student Career Advisor for Career Development (Student Life) and the Internationalization Office. Francesca is originally from Italy.

Below are Francesca's 5 career tips to help international students successfully transition into the work environment.

  1. Get Involved
    It is certainly important to concentrate on completing your assignments and conducting your research. However, you should also try and get involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities so that you can develop new skills and expand your network of contacts.
  2. Stay Positive
    Maintain a positive attitude when you engage with your connections (employers, peers, professors, acquaintances, etc.). This will help you make a good impression - especially when you are called in for a job interview. 
  3. Polish Your Supporting Documents
    When you submit a job application here in Canada, you need to make sure that your resume and cover letter conform to Canadian standards and expectations. Check out our Resume and Cover Letter Guide.
  4. Attend Networking Events
    Networking can be a nerve-racking experience for many students. Practice helps! Attend as many networking events as possible, and you will soon feel more confident about your networking skills. Check out our event Tea & Talk (a networking event for international students and employers). 
  5. Be Confident in Your Skills
    International students have a rich skill set thanks to their international experience. Be proud of your background!

Any questions? Contact our International Student Career Advisor: Francesca Boschetti (fboschetti@mun.ca)

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