You’ve made the decision to study in Canada, now what? There’s a lot that goes into student success, like building the right professional relationship and understanding the Canadian job market is a real advantage for international students in Canada.
No matter what you’re studying or where you study, being properly prepared gives you a real advantage as an international student in Canada.
This week’s episode is all about how you can succeed in Canada as an International student. I discussed extensively with Pat how to overcome the language barrier as an international student, how international students can position themselves professionally, how to master skills that would help you stand out in the job market, and much more.
Pat is a co-founder & CEO of EMPOWER International Students and a Product Manager at TELUS.
Having moved from Thailand to Canada for her bachelor’s degree, Pat realized how difficult it is for international students to build a career and professional network in a new country from the ground up. Her passion for building community and bringing out the best in people inspired her to found EMPOWER International Students with the sole purpose to help international students jump-start their careers in a new country. As a founder of EMPOWER, she is on a mission to help international students get the job they deserve through job search programs, mentorship opportunities, and a community for career-driven international students across Canada.
Pat has experience in digital marketing, eCommerce, and program management, working with top technology brands and retailers. Prior to joining TELUS, she was a business specialist at Best Buy Canada, overseeing business operations of the advertising & eCommerce programs. She previously worked as a Digital Marketing Specialist at SAP and built a community of SAP advocates & evangelists around the world. As a Product Manager at TELUS, she manages content merchandising on the Optik TV platform, focusing on personalization strategy and customer experience. Having come from the retail industry, she truly values a customer-first approach and enjoys bringing a data-driven mindset to transform ideas into reality.
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