The UPEI Student Union and the 体验式教育 department have partnered with Skills PEI to create the 国际学生就业支持计划 (ISESP). This program will offer a cohort of international students the opportunity to gain employability skills through a combination of professional development training and a paid internship this summer.
- Must have between 24–45 semester hours of credit completed by the end of the Winter 2022 semester. Transfer students must still fit within the credit hour window and have at least 21 semester hours of credit completed at UPEI.
- 能够致力于整个项目, 包括在3月至5月期间完成课外活动.
这个项目的申请是 开放时间为2022年2月1日至2月21日，晚上11:59. Please read the student eligibility criteria on this page carefully and apply online. 您必须登录到您的UPEI谷歌帐户才能访问该表单.
Read some success stories from 2021 program students and continue to monitor this page for updates.
国际学生就业支持计划 Enhances Participants’ Skills
When Amin Ataherian wanted professional work experience for his first job in Canada, he was happy to learn about UPEI’s 国际学生就业支持计划 (ISESP). 他认为这是获得加拿大工作经验的好方法, especially since the program is tailored specifically to international students.
After completing the program's professional development workshops and community engagement pieces, Ataherian spent Summer 2021 working for the Provincial Government in the Department of Justice and Public Safety. 在这段时间, 他学到了一些技术技能, including using software related to processing PEI pass applications and documentation and enhanced his communication 和网络 skills.
“I believe it’s not just technical skills or academic skills that you want to learn, 这也是网络, 或者习惯办公时间, or dealing with your 同事… all of this stuff was really helpful for me during the internship,” 说Ataherian.
Ataherian was also thankful for the workshops provided by the university before the internship began. “研讨会真的很有帮助. 我从制作一份好的简历中学到了很多东西, 或者有一个好的面试, 和练习面试.” He has found that the workshops continued to help even after the internship, 帮助他获得了2022年夏季会计专业学生的职位. “我相信我获得的面试和简历技能, 和网络, 帮助我找到了明年夏天的工作。”阿塔赫里安说.
Ataherian says his summer would have looked very different without the ISESP. He found his job search difficult because there are many jobs that international students are not eligible for, or priority is given to Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens over international students. The program gave him access to a professional opportunity with an employer who was able to hire an international student. Ataherian encourages all eligible international students to apply: “I would definitely recommend this program to international students… All the experience you will gain during the workshops and internships will be helpful for you [in some way].”
The second offering of the 国际学生就业支持计划 will be in Spring 2022. 报名时间为2022年2月1日至21日.
亚许古普塔, UPEI国际商学院一年级学生, did not expect to spend his first summer in Canada working as an Office Accounting Assistant at the Mount Continuing Care Facility. He figured his first job in Canada would probably be unrelated to his studies and would eventually get an accounting-related position. Through UPEI’s 国际学生就业支持计划 (ISESP), Gupta secured an 11-week paid placement in a role directly related to his academic studies and interests in 2021.
“This program has really helped me to grow as an individual who is willing to learn new things in Canadian workplaces.”
The ISESP is a new program facilitated by the Office of Work Integrated Learning and funded by Skills PEI. 工作实习前, program students also participated in a customized five days of professional development designed to prepare the cohort of international students for Canadian workplace settings.
在山中扮演的角色, Gupta was initially responsible for day-to-day office tasks such as responding to emails and communicating with residents. “At first, I was given very little authority, but over time I was given more and more responsibility.“他的位置快结束了, Gupta helped with scheduling and helped cover the manager’s duties while they were on vacation.
“This program has really helped me to grow as an individual who is willing to learn new things in Canadian workplaces,古普塔表示:“. “It has motivated me to go for more interviews and more jobs, and has surely helped my confidence.古普塔还与其他项目的学生建立了有价值的关系, 同事, 以及通过这个项目的主管.
“I would definitely recommend this program to other international students… be open-minded and feel free to ask any questions you have,古普塔表示:“. “If you go through this program, I bet that you will not regret it at all.”