Leaving your home – your place of comfort – to go study in another country can be a stressful experience. If you’re looking for tips to navigate the challenges that come with being an international student in Canada, you’ve landed on the right page. We had a chat with David Mendoza, an educator and the director of Orbit 5, a career coaching initiative that prepares international students to launch meaningful careers in the countries where they choose to study.
In the interview, David highlighted that “being an international student is a life-changing experience”. He talks about challenges such as having to adapt to different social dynamics, coming with a wealth of education and experience but lacking the confidence to pursue career opportunities. Or, the lack of job opportunities can be an obstacle in itself!
“Students need to execute a robust strategy where they can connect with people who can expedite their word prospects so that they can create their own opportunities,” says David. Watch this interview for actionable advice for success as well as how to do it all without compromising your mental health as an international student in Canada. Because, at the end of the day, building a support system to fall back onto is vital.
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