As an international student close to graduation who didn't end up completing a co-op opportunity because of COVID, I think the opportunities offered by the Career Boost Program are very important. When I browse through other people's experiences on their resumes, I am always overly worried about my lack of experience and ability. And as an international student, I often worry that I will not be able to integrate well into the Canadian workplace. The career boost program not only has the traditional interview and resume workshop but also has follow-up work-related workshops such as those about the workplace environment and communication with others. These workshops proved to be valuable in helping me prepare for my job search and build the confidence I needed to succeed.
Through the career boost program, I was given the opportunity to work at OLC as a tech and UX intern. This job has been a perfect fit for me, as I have been able to learn and apply new knowledge and skills every day. I am grateful for this experience, and I know that it will serve me well as I embark on my career path.