Friday, March 24, 2017

Job Posting: International Student Ambassadors (North Campus)

We are looking for candidates who have a strong work ethic and are self motivated.  An International Student Ambassador is a very important part of the Humber International Team; successful candidates will demonstrate the drive and enthusiasm needed to ensure future students’ success.  

North & Lakeshore Ambassadors at Leadership Training in August 2016.
Benefits of being an International Student Ambassador
Help others make connections to the college
Develop valuable work experience for your career portfolio
Be looked at as a leader and mentor in the Humber international community
Qualifications
Currently enrolled and in good academic standing
Full-time North Campus Student (with at least 2 full semesters still remaining here at Humber – 1st semester students are encouraged to apply)
Motivated self-starter
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
Skills in other languages are highly desired
Strong leadership and mentorship skills
Comfortable working in a flexible environment
Experience with social media, writing/blogging, photography, videography, graphic design, event planning/execution and/or marketing and community outreach are considered assets for this role.

General Responsibilities
Must attend ALL required training sessions 
Must be available during Orientation Week in both May 2017 and September 2017
Attend student trips and activities
Perform airport pick-ups
General office duties (75% of Job Responsibilities)
Available for special International Projects (International Education Week, etc.)
Work with International Centre Team members on social media initiatives
If you are an enthusiastic leader, motivated self-starter and excited about this job opportunity, please forward your resume, cover letter and one showcase piece (e.g., photographs, videos, poster design, or blog) to Matthew Keefe.

Matthew Keefe
International Student Advisor
Humber College (North Campus, 2nd Floor in the LRC Building)
Email:  matthew.keefe@humber.ca
The deadline to have your resume, cover letter, and showcase piece submitted (by email) is Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.


International Student Ambassadors & International Student Advisors at the 2016 Holiday Dinner

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

From Educational Tourists to Global Citizens



Rebecca Fitzgerald, Humber International’s Manager of International Mobility and Partnerships helps and supports students not only in pursuing their dreams of studying abroad, but in the full experience that is immersing oneself in learning a new culture, reflecting on this learning and with that, growing as a person, a global citizen and a future global professional in their chose field.

In the presentation Rebecca delivered at the 2017 Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) Conference which took place in Texas in February, she had the opportunity to introduce Humber’s successful, multidisciplinary, cross-college model that offers all students a structured academic pathway and articulated set of learning outcomes to develop their global experience, skills cultural learning.

The presentation shared Humber International’s position and aim to transform "educational tourists with international experience" into global citizens who possess a deeper understanding of their rights, responsibilities and skills for living in today's interconnected world.

At Humber, we are proud to have in-house experts and professionals who are helping make your college experience the best it can be. If you want to know more about studying abroad, check out our blog to learn about the students boarding on one of these amazing study experiences in Italy this spring.


For full information on all Global Opportunities at Humber, go to: international.humber.ca/global-opportunities.html.

Job Posting: International Student Ambassador (Lakeshore Campus)

We are looking for candidates who have a strong work ethic and are self motivated.  An International Student Ambassador is a very important part of the Humber International Team; successful candidates will demonstrate the drive and enthusiasm needed to ensure future students’ success.  


North & Lakeshore Ambassadors at Leadership Training in August 2016.

Benefits of being an International Student Ambassador
Help others make connections to the college
Develop valuable work experience for your career portfolio
Be looked at as a leader and mentor in the Humber international community

Qualifications
Currently enrolled and in good academic standing
Full-time Lakeshore Campus Student (with at least 2 full semesters still remaining here at Humber – 1st semester students are encouraged to apply)
Motivated self-starter
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
Skills in other languages are highly desired
Strong leadership and mentorship skills
Comfortable working in a flexible environment
Experience with social media, writing/blogging, photography, videography, graphic design, event planning/execution and/or marketing and community outreach are considered assets for this role.

General Responsibilities
Must attend ALL required training sessions 
Must be available during Orientation Week in both May 2017 and September 2017
Attend student trips and activities
Perform airport pick-ups
General office duties (75% of Job Responsibilities)
Available for special International Projects (International Education Week, etc.)
Work with International Centre Team members on social media initiatives

If you are an enthusiastic leader, motivated self-starter and excited about this job opportunity, please forward your resume, cover letter and one showcase piece (e.g., photographs, videos, poster design, or blog) to Matthew McDonald. 

Matthew McDonald
International Student Advisor
Humber College (Lakeshore Campus, H100A)
Email:  matthew.mcdonald [AT ] humber.ca 

Ana is a current student ambassador from Mauritius.


The deadline to have your resume and cover letter submitted (by email) is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.


International Student Ambassadors & International Student Advisors at the 2016 Holiday Dinner


Volunteers Needed: Summer 2017 & Fall 2017

We are currently recruiting volunteers for CONNECT



WHAT IS CONNECT?

Connect is a peer mentorship program to ease the transition of first semester international students. Connect provides a support team for new international students by creating an opportunity for students to connect with an International Peer Mentor (Returning Student) and a Staff Mentor (Faculty/Staff/Admin person). Welcome Teams are familiar with the Humber campus, services and local community and will help new students become more familiar with a new culture and a new academic setting by providing cultural support and information about student life at Humber. 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

International Peer Mentors are students in their second semester or higher in a Humber post-secondary or post-graduate programs. They should also be in good academic standing.  Peer Mentors are caring, hardworking and mature individuals who are willing to take a leadership role in the program. 

WHY BECOME A PEER MENTOR FOR CONNECT?

International Peer Mentors are student leaders within the campus community. The program allows peer mentors to develop their leadership skills, communication skills, inter-personal skills along with opportunities to assist in the planning of Connect events, marketing and communication of the program, workshop facilitation and many other skills. 

International Peer Mentors are unpaid volunteer positions for the entire semester; however the benefits are rewarding. International Peer Mentors who meet the minimum program expectations will receive a reference letter at the end of the semester and are also eligible to attend International Centre events that are $25.00 and under (to be eligible for these perks International Peer Mentors must be active members of the program and meet the minimum program expectations. Peer Mentors must also register for the events they wish to attend prior to the event being sold out). 

APPLY TODAY


Friday, March 17, 2017

Canada is Waiting for You!


Humber is deeply engaged in the idea of our globalized world, an increasing number of students from across the globe want come to Canada to upgrade their education and career experience. For over 40 university students from Mexico, this dream is one step closer, thanks to a recent collaboration between Humber and ULinks, which resulted in a group visit to Humber this week.

ULinks is a Mexican educational and economic development organization which actively promotes and organizes Mexican university students to go abroad during their studies to experience the development and innovation happening in other economies and cultures as a means to widen the worldview and understanding of the global economy and its needs to students.

Find more information about this innovative initiative in their official video.

The Humber visit started with a presentation by the Oriana Barros and Rebecca Fitzgerald from the International Centre, followed by Jennifer Wilson-Lee from The Business School, each whom spoke to the value of international education, encouraging them to contextualize the meaning of their experience in Canada, as well as some of the opportunities available to them at Humber.

        The group toured the Lakeshore Campus’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, visited the International Centre, the Simulation Stock Exchange and Art Gallery via the Lakeshore Historical Tunnels, before heading downtown for a visit of the CN Tower and other Toronto landmarks. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day?



Saint Patrick’s Day to many is just a day to celebrate leprechauns and beer, right? And as a matter of fact it is; but there is much more to this cultural celebration than that! Saint Patrick’s Day, as the name suggests, is a religious holiday celebrated the 17th of March, said to be the day Saint Patrick, the “Apostle of Ireland” died, and a thus a day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers to missionaries worldwide.

So, what does the day or the Saint really have to do with leprechauns and shamrocks?!

On this day, Saint Patrick himself would use a 3-leaved shamrock found in the green hillsides of Ireland to explain to pagans in Ireland the Catholic concept of the holy trinity. Leprechauns on the other hand, don’t have much to do with Saint Patrick. However, the beloved Irish mythical creature dressed as a shoemaker is known for its sneaky behaviour and the treasure it hides. Legend has it that if you can spot one and keep it in your sight, he will be forced to point you in the direction of his pot of gold. So keep your eyes open Friday!

If you really want to step up you Saint Patrick’s Day game, here are some tips and customs to celebrate the date like the true Irish:

1. The tradition of “drowning the shamrock” is said to bring good luck. It consists in wearing a shamrock on your lapel or hat on Saint Patrick’s Day, then placing it in your last celebratory drink to drink up! Just the drink, not necessarily the shamrock. Good luck!

2. Toast your friends! What is better than celebrating with friends than to share a toast with them? Here is an example of a traditional toast for Saint Patrick’s Day, but feel free to come up with your own:

“May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”

Here is Blog TO’s list with the 30 top St. Patrick’s Day events happening in Toronto, so you can put everything you learned here to practice! And if you’re not really into crowded pubs or beer, on March 19th the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is happening, which is an attraction for the whole family. For more info check their website here! And if you’re still not convinced here is a link to the video of 2016 parade.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s is about being with friends and celebrating the good things in life, so remember drink responsibly and have fun!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Do you have #PermanentResidencyGoals?



Planning to Stay in Canada after Graduation? Do you have #PermanentResidencyGoals?

Many students wish to remain in Canada after completing their studies. Did you know that at Humber we have highly qualified staff on both campuses to help guide you in this process?
Matthew MacDonald, known for hosting International Orientation (Lakeshore Campus) and Dalyce Newby (North Campus), known for planning Holiday and Graduation Dinner celebrations, are, in addition to their roles as International Student Advisors, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC).

Based on his experience and expertise in this area, Matthew has been selected to present a webinar this Friday, March 10th, on behalf of the Canadian Bureau of International Education. The goal of the webinar will be sharing current updates to the Express Entry program and on how best to support and guide international students to be successful in their quest to acquire Canadian permanent residency. 

The webinar is focused on training other RCIC or legal immigration professionals; however Matthew wants to reach students and professionals with his message to help you understand a little more about the importance of the changes in regulation made in 2016:

As an RCIC supporting Humber’s international students, I was keen to learn about the much-anticipated changes to Express Entry that were revealed in November 2016. I was particularly fortunate to be able to attend the announcement made by John McCallum, former Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, in Ottawa. Since November I’ve talked to several Humber grads who have received an invitation to apply for permanent residency, news which always makes my day! This webinar is an opportunity to take a closer look at how these recent changes make graduates of Canadian post-secondary programs more competitive for Express Entry, and to reinforce the importance of colleges and universities in supporting international students in their transition into skilled work after graduation.

Matthew shared a last tip for Humber students - ensuring your immigration research results in reliable, quality information. Either you are hiring a person to assist you, or doing research on your own, and that the CIC website is your primary tool to get informed.


Immigration professionals can still register to the CIBE webinar here, and Humber International students can schedule a one-on-one appointment with Matthew at the Lakeshore Campus by clicking here.