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Algoma University Partners with Devant to Launch Customized Career Development Platform for International Students

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON- November 16, 2021): Algoma University is pleased to announce its partnership with Devant to launch a customized, web-based platform that provides enhanced career development opportunities and resources for international students. 

Through Algoma University’s partnership with Devant, international students will have access to a customized support platform that hosts a ‘Get Hired’ Master Class and official certification. This platform provides in-depth video tutorials and resume tools, live virtual hiring expos, live educational events, an online community, webinars, industry expert panels, live Q&As with a Canadian immigration lawyer, and more. 

Devant is dedicated to helping international students stay, work, and succeed in Canada by providing resources and tools so that students can get ahead of the competition and in front of employers. Devant’s team of HR professionals, career coaches, and former international students work with international students and alumni across the country. Devant was founded by four professionals with 60+ years of experience working in higher education and career development. Since 2019, Devant has helped thousands of international students and alumni to successfully showcase their skills and experience to Canadian employers. 

“We are proud of our international student body at Algoma University and are passionate about giving them the resources they need,” shared Cindi Elgie, Co-op, Career and Experiential Learning Coordinator. “We are thrilled to have so many international students study here, and through this new partnership with Devant, these students will be able to find employment and make Canada their home.” 

Devant’s online career portal will work as an additional layer of support to complement Algoma University’s existing career support services and will give international students the knowledge, tools, and connections to successfully engage with Canadian employers upon graduation.

“We are pleased to partner with Devant to enhance career education and support for international students,” said Dawn White, Director of Experiential Learning and International Affairs, “Helping international students transition from success in their academic endeavours to being career-ready requires targeted support. This partnership gives Algoma University’s international students access to high-quality services and resources that will assist them with the school-to-work transition, leading to more international students finding meaningful work in Canada upon graduation.” 

Algoma University is looking forward to offering this additional layer of career development support to its growing cohort of international students.

To learn more about career support at Algoma University visit algomau.ca/elhub.

For additional information, contact: Cindi Elgie; Co-op, Career and Experiential Learning Coordinator, Experiential Learning and International Affairs, (P) (705) 949-2301 ext. 4214, (E) cindi.elgie@algomau.ca  

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