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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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 (email@example.com)