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The Workshops described below provide informed, in-depth information and advice on several types of international opportunities to satisfy the needs of different audiences. A list of Previous Sponsors, Client & Supporter Comments and details on Fees to book a session for your group are provided following the program outlines.

Paths to an International Career
Volunteer, Academic and Work Opportunities Abroad

Increasing global interdependence in politics, trade and development offers exciting new opportunities for graduates, students and educators at all levels. Highly competitive domestic job markets and a growing demand by employers for individuals with the right kind of background to work abroad combine to make international careers topical and timely.

To explore these opportunities, Paths to an International Career identifies the types of positions that exist in government, multilateral and non-governmental organizations, and in the business and academic sectors. The session demonstrates avenues open to individuals to gain experience, improve skills and develop contacts for international work.

Questions are encouraged throughout the presentation. Participants can remain afterwards to satisfy personal inquiries.

Beneficial tools provided to attendees include:

  • A self-assessment matrix to focus personal attributes for overseas opportunities
  • A conceptual framework to structure an international resumé effectively
  • An outline of groups to join for interaction with international representatives
  • A list of key international organizations to contact about jobs

Who Can Benefit from this Program?

Paths to an International Career is intended for university and senior secondary-level students and graduates, counsellors, faculty, and teachers.

Targeting Careers in International Business
Credentials, Strategies, Actions and Contacts

The internationalization of business is increasingly evident in the media and in career ads appearing in newspapers, trade publications and online. Paralleling the growth in human resource needs in global commerce is the rising interest in international jobs from business students, faculty advisers and counsellors. However, expert information is scant to assist young Canadians to prepare for and pursue international work.

Targeting Careers in International Business explains how to develop skills and display credentials to distinguish yourself from others in the international job market. The session identifies strategies and specific activities to improve career prospects. Business opportunities are examined in depth, and information is also discussed on often-overlooked government, multilateral and academic prospects that can provide developmental positions in international business and finance.

Questions are encouraged throughout the half-day presentation. Participants can remain afterwards to satisfy personal inquiries.

Beneficial tools provided to attendees include:

  • A self-assessment matrix to focus personal attributes for overseas opportunities
  • A conceptual framework to structure an international resumé effectively
  • An outline of groups to join for interaction with international representatives
  • A list of key international organizations to contact about jobs

Who Can Benefit from this Program?

Targeting Careers in International Business is intended for university undergraduate and graduate business students, faculty advisers and counsellors.

Introduction to Foreign Service Careers
Positions and Duties, Recruitment Process and Preparatory Advice

Working in the Foreign Service appeals to many bright Canadians at some point in their life. However, misinformation or the lack of information about the career—and about the complex, ever-changing rules of the entry competition—often frustrate people intent on pursuing Foreign Service positions.

To eliminate confusion, explain diplomatic jobs and how to get one, Introduction to Foreign Service Careers covers:

  • The types of officer positions available in DFATD (formerly DFAIT and CIDA) and CIC
  • The structure and activities at home and abroad of the federal government departments and agencies recruiting FS, MCO, CO, ES, PM officers and FSAA Administrative staff
  • How to prepare academically, avocationally and vocationally to enhance prospects for succeeding in the recruitment competition
  • Essential details on the exam and interview processes

Questions are encouraged throughout the half-day presentation. Participants can remain afterwards to satisfy personal inquiries.

Who Can Benefit from this Program?

Introduction to Foreign Service Careers is intended for high achieving university and senior secondary-level students, university graduates, counsellors, faculty and teachers.

Creating an International Co-op Program
Strategies for Success

Globalization and demand for career-focused education for secondary and post-secondary students are generating interest in international co-op opportunities. Key issues to consider in launching or refining an international co-op initiative include contacts, cost, curriculum implications, monitoring results and—from the outset—a strategic framework to guide the program.

To assist international co-op coordinators, Creating an International Co-op Program covers:

  • Crafting a vision articulating academic strengths and measurable objectives
  • Sources to identify partner organizations and sponsors
  • A matrix process to foster student development by relating curriculum and extracurricular outputs to knowledge and skill requirements of participating organizations
  • Survey techniques to consolidate input from participants to facilitate program responsiveness

Questions are encouraged throughout the half-day presentation. Participants can remain afterwards to satisfy personal inquiries.

Who Can Benefit from this Program?

Creating an International Co-op Program is intended for co-op educators and corporate co-op contacts.

Previous Workshop Sponsors

The following institutions, conferences and groups have previously sponsored one or more of the four programs outlined above:

  • Foreign Policy Conferences, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Toronto and Ottawa, ON
  • Red Cross Nordic United World College, Flekke, Norway
  • Université canadienne en France, Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
  • Lycée canadien en France, St. Jean-Cap Ferrat, France
  • International Affairs Association, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
  • International Relations Society, Political Science Association, AIESEC, WUSC, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Dr. Peter St. John and Dean of Social Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Dr. Peter St. John and Dean of Business, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • CAPS, International Centre, AIESEC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Student Employment Centre and AIESEC, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • International Work/Study Abroad Fair, Queen´s University, Kingston, ON
  • "Discover the World through Education", York University, Toronto, ON
  • International Student Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Coordinator of International Services, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
  • AIESEC, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • Foreign Service Community Association, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, ON
  • North York Career Centre, Toronto, ON
  • International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, World Congress, Montreal, QC
  • International Student Adviser, AIESEC, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • Canadian Career Information Association, Annual Meeting, Waterloo, ON
  • Federation of Students, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
  • Ontario School Counsellors´ Association, Annual Conferences, Waterloo and Ottawa, ON
  • Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association, National Conference, Halifax,
  • National Consultation on Vocational Counselling, Annual Conferences, Ottawa, ON
  • MBA Science and Technology Program, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
  • AIESEC and Commerce Societies, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Business Faculty Placement Service, AIESEC, CAPS, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Centre de commercialisation internationale, Université de Moncton, Moncton, NB
  • AIESEC, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Faculty of Administration, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Management Faculty Career Development Centre, AIESEC, SEC, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • International Business Students´ Association, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
  • Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • International Career Week, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Student International Development Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
  • Career Information Centre, Niagara South Board of Education, Niagara Falls, ON
  • King's—Edgehill School, Windsor, NS

Sponsor Comments

“We have seen a great deal of positive feedback from your session on international careers. A number of students in attendance found it was a very useful seminar and several commented that they found the package you supplied to be very good.”

Toomas Orav—Programming Director, Kingston Branch, Canadian Institute of International Affairs

“I would like to thank you for being a part of our event. Your session allowed us to present a well rounded and informative seminar series to York students… and we hope that you will be interested in participating again next year.”

Gail Jagdeo—Counsellor, International Students,
Student Exchanges & Study Abroad Office, York University

“Mr. Yeates has presented this seminar at the invitation of many organizations, including the University of Toronto, AIESEC, the UN Association….and the Faculty of Management of McGill University, to name a few…If you are a student leader, why not get one of your campus organizations to sponsor this event and provide an excellent service to your fellow students?”

A World of Difference, Lisa Yarmoshuk & Chris Coy

“There is no question that your programme was well received… and no doubt in my mind that we need a service such as yours at this College.”

Tony Macoun—Rektor
Red Cross Nordic United World College, Norway, and
Former Director, Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific (Victoria), and
Headmaster, Ashbury College (Ottawa)

“Your international careers presentation was the largest and best event we’ve done for our members, prospects, and other students at Dal and SMU.  Two hundred and thirty people ended up buying tickets, and the feedback is very positive.  I’ll be recommending to AIESEC locals across Canada that they should sponsor the workshop to develop membership and to help people find international opportunities."
Richard Arthurs, President—AIESEC Dalhousie

Why Use Our Company?

No other service offered by government, universities or the private sector—past or present, in North America or abroad—matches the expertise we have developed or the placement record we have achieved over the past 25 years. The success rate of our clients in institutional hiring and promotion processes from entry to executive levels attests to the quality of our training. Please take the time to read testimonials sent to us which are shown above under Sponsor Comments.

Links to our array of List of Standard Programs and Services [click here], About Us [click here] and the Profile of Our Director [click here] are provided for additional background on our capabilities to help you.

Fees

The current fee for delivery of any Workshop described above is $5,000 Cdn, plus related expenses and tax. (HST/GST applies to sessions in Canada, but not to those conducted abroad.) A lead time of 25 business days is required to schedule a session,and a $2,500 Cdn retainer is payable to FSECC Inc. upon booking.

Further Information

Please Contact Us [click here] to discuss your needs and conference details, our availability and how we can help you and your audience.