Students who apply for jobs through the program will have access to various kinds of work experiences, including peer-to-peer jobs, research jobs, and administrative jobs. (Danny Abriel photo)
Dalhousie University has begun piloting the International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP), which will provide international students with a new avenue for honing their skills. “For our international students, it’s not that they don’t have skills when they graduate,” says Karen McCrank, director of career services at the Bissett Student Success Centre. “It’s that they often don’t know how to articulate them in a job search context.” The program will teach students how to conduct a job search, clarify career goals, and network. It will also work to educate employers and supervisors on working with international students and supporting student learning.