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S24 Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP)

Jun 5, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Landing (UC-3015) - University Centre, 3rd floor
Registration Deadline: Jun 5, 2024 09:00 AM

Offered in partnership by Career Development and the Internationalization Office, the Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP) is a free, non-credit program designed to equip current international students with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to prepare for professional employment in Canada. 

Students are expected to attend 6 in-person workshops and complete assigned activities in order to expand their networks and improve competencies in professionalism, communications, and general employability skills. 

Topics explored include (but are not limited to):

- Career Development, Career Pathways, and Skills Identification
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
- Job Searching, Networking, and Using LinkedIn
- Interview Skills and Strategies
- Provincial and Federal Labour Standards
- Intercultural Communication

Upon completion of the workshops, deliverables, and assignments, students will receive a certificate and have the option to add the PSDP to Memorial's Online Record of Experience (MORE).

Please note that attendance at all workshops is MANDATORY and that the anticipated time commitment for the curricular and experiential portion of the program is approximately 30 hours. Before registering, please review the Program Syllabus/Outline to ensure you can attend all workshops and fulfill all program requirements.

Program Details and Schedule: See Program Syllabus/Outline

Dates, Times, and Location: All workshops run on Wednesdays from 10AM to 11:30AM @ The Landing (UC-3015), 3rd floor of University Centre (1 Arctic Avenue)

Workshop #1 - June 5 
Workshop #2 - June 12
Workshop #3 - June 19
Workshop #4 - June 26
Workshop #5 - July 3 
Workshop #6 - July 10

Facilitator: Ema Shiroma-Chao, International Student Career Advisor

Eligibility: You must be a current international student in order to participate in the program. Note: If you have previously participated in a funded PSDP placement and have yet to attend the workshop sessions and/or complete all the requirements, it is mandatory for you to do so in order to receive an official certificate of completion and have the experience added to MORE.

Should you have any questions, please contact the International Student Career Advisor at
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