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Anonymous2019-03-19T12:46:58-04:00
Anonymous
Teacher Assistant - Carleton university

I believed that the OCISO Mentorship Program was more than I expected and my joy knew no bounds. I was assigned a Mentor who is a licensed electrical engineer working in a reputed firm in Ottawa. We used to meet every 2 weeks to discuss about my Career Growth & Job Search. My Mentor was really helpful and I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for all his efforts and time. He not only
helped me in tailoring my Resume and Cover Letter but also mentioned about the prospect of owning visiting cards which was very helpful while attending various job fairs. He helped me explore new job searching techniques and also gave me contact numbers of different HRs & recruiting firms. He also made me understand the importance of networking and the use of linkedin and also gave me insight into the P.Eng License process. I was eligible to be enrolled as an Engineer in Training (EIT) and I had to pay no fees for the licensing process as it was free to apply for the 1st 6 months. He also made me understand the possibility and scope of working as a research assistant or teaching assistant in University as I had 5 years prior teaching experience. Apart from my Mentor, I would also like to thank my OCISO Mentorship Program Facilitators for always keeping in touch with me. They gave me an orientation session with other fellow mentees in the beginning of the program. I was able to befriend with some of the mentees and we used to keep tabs in how we were progressing in our job search. I also got a one time opportunity to meet an Engineering Director of a reputed firm as part of the OCISO
Connector Program. Overall, I had a very good experience and the OCISO Mentorship Program. was definitely worth my time in seeking employment.

Teacher Assistant - Carleton university
I believed that the OCISO Mentorship Program was more than I expected and my joy knew no bounds. I was assigned a Mentor who is a licensed electrical engineer working in a reputed firm in Ottawa. We used to meet every 2 weeks to discuss about my Career Growth & Job Search. My Mentor was really helpful and I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for all his efforts and time. He not only helped me in tailoring my Resume and Cover Letter but also mentioned about the prospect of owning visiting cards which was very helpful while attending various job fairs. He helped me explore new job searching techniques and also gave me contact numbers of different HRs & recruiting firms. He also made me understand the importance of networking and the use of linkedin and also gave me insight into the P.Eng License process. I was eligible to be enrolled as an Engineer in Training (EIT) and I had to pay no fees for the licensing process as it was free to apply for the 1st 6 months. He also made me understand the possibility and scope of working as a research assistant or teaching assistant in University as I had 5 years prior teaching experience. Apart from my Mentor, I would also like to thank my OCISO Mentorship Program Facilitators for always keeping in touch with me. They gave me an orientation session with other fellow mentees in the beginning of the program. I was able to befriend with some of the mentees and we used to keep tabs in how we were progressing in our job search. I also got a one time opportunity to meet an Engineering Director of a reputed firm as part of the OCISO Connector Program. Overall, I had a very good experience and the OCISO Mentorship Program. was definitely worth my time in seeking employment.
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OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

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We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.