By: Jackie Guo
The Greater Halifax Partnership’s immigration team was thrilled to attend Saint Mary’s 14th International Night, an annual sold-out event celebrating international culture and diversity on campus. We were proud to be a silver sponsor for this signature event showing our support to international students and promote multi-culture in the community.
The night started with international cuisines from all over the world, just to mention a few dishes that will get you mouth watering, we tried South African Quinoa, Chola curry, and Chinese beef noodles. The night continued with performances from 14 different countries and we were amazed by the colourful costumes, wonderful music and beautiful performances. A dazzling night of performances showed how much value international students bring to Saint Mary’s University.
Greater Halifax Partnership recognizes diversity that international students bring to the classroom and our community. Halifax needs people to grow. Naturally, international students can be part of solution. Their international perspective, diversified background, bilingual or multi-lingual skills will benefit the economic growth of Halifax provided that they are successfully settle into our community. The Partnership’s International Student Connector Program does just that-expands international students’ network and increase their chances of employment in HRM. Currently the program connects international MBA students and Master of Finance students with businesses in HRM.
We look forward to attending again next year and we may even show them some of our moves.
For more information about the International Student Connector Program, please contact Jackie Guo (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about SMU's International Night, click here.
Jackie Guo is the Coordinator of International MBA Student Connector Program. In addition to his work at the Partnership, Jackie is an active volunteer for Halifax United Way.