A Win-Win Situation

By Renée Hartleib | spring 2015

International students studying in Halifax now have expanded opportunities to enter the work force and stay in Nova Scotia. A new program, launched in February with help from the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association Atlantic Section, offers international students at the Sobey School of Business valuable work experience through a paid internship program with the Halifax Port Authority. This new option means that international students, who make up nearly 50 percent of the Sobey School population, can now get their practical work experience here without having to leave the province. “We want to provide international students currently studying in Halifax with the opportunity to get the work experience they need to enter the work force and stay in Nova Scotia,” says Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “We hope other organizations and businesses will similarly embrace this opportunity to diversify our workforce and build prosperity.” 

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