Approaching the 1 year mark since I received my permanent residency, I decided to share my immigration story. I came to Canada as an international student in September 2013 with a study permit. As I graduated in December 2015, I applied for a post graduation work permit designed specifically for recent university graduates. It allows … More How to immigrate to Canada? My personal experience.
I know applying to a university is confusing. I’ve been there. Four times actually. In 2010 I finished high school and applied to a university in Saint Petersburg, Russia. During the second year, I decided to study in the States, so I applied to an American university. Guess what happened a year later… I did … More What documents do I need to apply to a university?
The higher education system in Canada and the USA differ from other countries. I am explaining how the final grades are calculated and what the final exam format. … More Academic Assessment in Canada
Here is my story of meeting the Minister of finance of Quebec and asking him a question in person. … More How I met the Minister of finance of Quebec
Having a week of no classes in the middle of a semester is great. Whether you are planning a trip to Florida, or catching up with school assignments, or just having enough sleep at night, a spring break is your chance. Or is it correct to say “reading week”? Depends whether you are in the … More Spring Break or Reading Week?
Teamwork is the secret to success, they said. Communicate with your partners, listen to their needs, and support each other to achieve the best results. No warned me though how difficult it actually is to work in a team and how important it is in business. Studying in Russia, I never had team projects and … More Studying in Canada: Teamwork
When someone asks me if I wanted to live in Florida or California I honestly say no. Don’t get me wrong, living by the ocean and wearing T-shirts all year long is nice and all, especially if you don’t have to shovel your porch or scrape the ice off the windows of your car (read … More Survival Guide 2: Exciting Winter Activities
There are almost a hundred universities in Canada, how to choose the right one? 1. University ranking The first thing the applicants do is consult university rankings. In that case, McGill University, University of Toronto, or University of British Columbia (which are the top 3 Canadian universities according to the QS ranking) would be the … More 10 Things to Consider When Choosing a University in Canada
The topic of weather never gets old in Canada. Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Canada is cold and snow. How do people even survive here?
In September I started a graduate degree in marketing. Ask me 2 years ago what career I would pursue, and I would very unlikely name business as an option. It so happened that I had to take a couple gap years once I got my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology before I could apply to graduate … More How to Get an Affordable Master Degree in Business