The Centre for Career Action acknowledges that our work is on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our institution is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.The active work by the University of Waterloo toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.
Want to learn what it's like to work in Canada as an international student? The Centre for Career Action (CCA) is hosting a student panel for undergraduates about working in Canada!
The panel will cover topics like how to find work as an international student, how to ace your interviews, and how to achieve success once you're on the job. The panel will also feature a Q&A session with senior undergraduates, so you're welcome to ask any questions you might have about the Canadian employment process.
Meet the Panelists
Faiza Omar is a PhD candidate in the faculty of environment. Her research focuses on how rural regions use their existing resources to diversify their economies. Faiza was born in Ghana, West Africa and moved to Canada in 2009. She has diverse work and volunteer experience ranging from office administration to community engaged scholarshipFaiza Omar is a PhD candidate in the faculty of environment. Her research focuses on how rural regions use their existing resources to diversify their economies. Faiza was born in Ghana, West Africa and moved to Canada in 2009. She has diverse work and volunteer experience ranging from office administration to community engaged scholarship
Pedram Izadpanah received his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Waterloo in 2010. He started his career in consulting engineering in Canada in 2009. In 2018, he joined TES Information Technology as a partner and vice president. Pedram has been involved in the transportation engineering community and is currently serving as the chair of Road Safety Committee of Transportation Association of Canada and secretary-treasurer of Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers. Pedram is a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of Ontario.
Dr. Nader Farahi has been working on thermoelectric materials for over eight years, from materials synthesis, processing, and characterizations, to exploring materials structure, chemistry, and physics at micro and nano-scales. He holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering. In 2016, he graduated as a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Nanotechnology) from the University of Waterloo supervised by Prof. Kleinke. After graduation, he joined the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne as a research scientist, where he worked on developing eco-friendly thermoelectric materials and devices for space missions and energy harvesting applications.
Dr. Farahi is a reviewer for the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and American Chemical Society (ACS) with more than 14 peer-reviewed publications and 2 book chapters. He is currently a science faculty at Canadian Independent College to further develop his passion for education and scientific research.
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