Student Speak

Summer employment opportunities for international students

Posted by Rilita Theodora on March 13, 2019 at 9:16 AM

You're probably going to want to do your best in your studies at university, but it’s not the only thing that employers will look for. One of the most important questions they might ask is “What can you do for us?” That’s the paradox. We should have various kinds of experience to get a job, but we need a job to get that experience. Then how can we gain the experience?

Well, our university is more than happy to assist all of us in building our career path. Other than volunteering and participating in clubs or societies on campus, we can also get paid work on campus!

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money, international student

The beginning of your journey as an international student

Posted by Rilita Theodora on January 30, 2019 at 9:04 AM

Nervous and excited. Those two words may describe your feelings as an international student when you first came to live in a new country.

That was exactly how I was feeling when I first moved here. I was excited to find new challenges, but also nervous and often thought, “Am I able to do this?” But now I can assure you: yes, you can!

Here are some tips that you can use to adapt yourself to the university life.

 

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Topics: international student, Travel, first-year

Tips on Adjusting to university life as an international student

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on January 28, 2019 at 9:06 AM

You are here now so be prepared to live the life! But first off, congratulations and welcome– you made it to university. Some may call it the beginning of adulthood but I call it ‘the phase’–because you still get to have so much fun but in there, somewhere, there are ‘responsibilities.’ So buckle up and prepare for the new life ahead.

 

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Topics: Academic, Local News and Culture, Student Life, Fun Facts, Ask Hunter, Go Global, student l, finances, student spending, Finance and Money, part-time education, study abroad, international student, Travel

What to look for when choosing where to study abroad

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on January 11, 2019 at 9:01 AM

 

Selecting a university to study at is no doubt one of the most important decisions you will have to make in your life. There are so many universities to choose from and a very long list of expectations we have for our desired location of study. As an international student the available options are almost endless.

It is very important to choose the right university because it is directly connected to your future. Your university of choice will either leave you feeling lost and unsure of what is to come or present you with great opportunities that can impact your future positively.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life, Go Global, part-time education, study abroad blog, study abroad, international student, Canada, Volunteer

The journey, challenges and discoveries of an international student

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on November 14, 2018 at 11:49 AM

 

One of my academic goals has been to have the opportunity to study abroad and here I am living my goal. I am currently a second-year student in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Life in Canada has been amazing and has taught me numerous lessons like in the winter, wear heavily warm clothes. Also, self independence can be hard but overall has been a really fun and remarkable experience.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Go Global, study abroad blog, study abroad, international student, Canada