We had a great experience hosting an international student in Halifax for 35 hours of on-the-job training!
WHAT IS THE WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM?
The Workplace Experience Program (WEP) provides international students within the Bachelor of Commerce Co-op program with an opportunity to gain exposure to Canadian workplace culture.
WHY THE WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM MATTERS?
Some of Dal’s international students find it very challenging to find jobs in Canada that qualify for co-op work term credits, which results in either securing employment that offers minimal remuneration, or returning to their home country to complete work terms. This can limit their ability to grow their professional network and break into the Canadian job market after graduation.
Their objectives for the Workplace Experience Program are to provide international students with an opportunity to gain familiarity with the Canadian workplace culture, build connections with Canadian employers and build confidence in our international students when job searching.
If you are interested in becoming a host organization, or have questions regarding the Workplace Experience Program, please contact Jennifer Coombs, Program Coordinator, at 902-494-6935 or [email protected].