Friday, June 24, 2016

Dal Program Offers International Students N.S. Workplace Experience - DAL

by Matt Reeder
Originally published: June 23, 3016

Sending off a resume or cold calling a company can be intimidating for university students. It can be doubly so for international students with little or no work experience in Canada.

To help ease some of that anxiety, Dalhousie’s Management Career Services (MCS) team launched an initiative called the Workplace Experience Program (WEP) for international undergraduate students studying Commerce in the Faculty of Management.

The program runs each summer and offers participants the chance to get a glimpse of Canadian workplace culture by spending 35 hours job shadowing at a local host company or organization.

“They’re spending time with people in the organization. They’re seeing what it’s like and getting a sense of corporate culture,” says Anna Cranston, director of MCS.