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Student testimonial: Master’s degree graduate in Immunobiology gaining business skills at ILAC Vancouver – Jelena’s story

Published EDU-WorldWide on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Work and Study in Canada

This article focuses on Prodirekt's recent participation at the the Canada Partnership Forum in Vancouver, organized by the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC), which was an ideal opportunity for them to get together with their students who are currently enrolled in ILAC’s language courses or college programs. One of these students is Jelena,  a 25 year old master’s graduate of Immunobiology from Belgrade. PRODIREKT academic advisors counseled Jelena last year and helped her successfully enroll in the Business Administration program of ILAC’s School of Business. 

Here's Jelena's Progress Story

Jelena has been improving her business skills and English while attending a one year long academic part of the Business Administration program, however, she has also been using this time to gain work experience whilst studying. Students who are enrolled full-time in either the Sales & Marketing Diploma, Business Administration or Service Excellence for Business are permitted to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during their study component, and up to 40 hours per week during their co-op work experience.

Although still not completely settled in Vancouver, in her conversation with the PRODIREKT team, Jelena did not hide her liking for that city, which is known for its healthy and sportive lifestyle, incredible nature and scenery, as well as a high standard of living. After graduating, she plans to start her career in the health industry, and maybe even stay in Canada and take advantage of the growing economy in that country. This charming and ambitious young lady is definitely following her dream and this is very much in line with the answer she gave to PRODIREKT when asked “Why Canada?” during her initial consultation. In fact, her reply was, “I see Canada as a truly open country, where I can be valued and appreciated right away – as a young professional with high academic achievements.”

In the following video, Jelena speaks about her experience while studying at ILAC:

Who are Prodirekt?

PRODIREKT’s innovative solutions for career and talent management offer a bridge between strategy and education, while their business group, with the Verbalists Communication Network, dedicated to language studies and professional training, helps their individual and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international communication. PRODIREKT’s academic consulting is dedicated to helping families and students find the best high school or university fit, confidently navigate the often complex application process, and in the end, gain admission to desired schools/colleges.

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