Jina Lee is third-year Bachelor of Commerce student from Korea, majoring in International Business. She completed her first co-op work term in Korea, working for an engineering company as an administrative assistant, and is now completing her second work-term with Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management, thanks in part to her experience participating in the Workplace Experience Program, which matches international students with Canadian employers for 35 hours of job-shadowing experience.
With the goal of gaining knowledge of the Canadian workplace, Jina applied to the program and was matched with Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management. During her program experience, she worked with several of the Faculty’s marketing and communications team members, where she spent time supporting convocation day promotions, learning about social media marketing, planning video production and developing email campaign messaging.
Jina shares that her experience in the program was extremely beneficial for networking and helped to provide her with the experience and confidence she needed that helped her to secure multiple job interviews with Canadian organizations, and ultimately land her most recent work-term placement.
“I would definitely recommend this program to any international student. It will help you with your future job search, and who knows, it may even help you to get a job! If I hadn’t participated in the Workplace Experience Program, I wouldn’t have been as likely to secure the number of job interviews I obtained”.
This upcoming Monday, we’ll be recognizing the contributions and successes of everyone involved in this past year’s Workplace Experience Program and C3 Mentoring Program. If you are interested in participating in either of these events next summer, watch out for information sessions to be held in early 2017.