Isabel is from Spain and was enrolled in our Study & Work Program.
After obtaining her diploma in marketing and trade, and working for 6 years through different business positions in Barcelona, she decided to come to Canada (Vancouver) because she always dreamed about having such an experience. More importantly, she wanted to improve her English level.
She started her experience with three months of intensive English study at one of our school partners located in Downtown Vancouver. Six weeks before starting her job, she met one of our STEPWEST placement coordinators to have a chat about her job expectations. After reviewing her Canadian-style resume, and going to a couple job interview preparation seminars, she was ready for real job interviews. She did well during her second one, and was hired as a hostess at a bar in the biggest park in Vancouver, Stanley Park.
As a part of our thorough monitoring, we went to see Isabel at her work two weeks ago (see pic above). She is really enjoying the experience and her responsibilities at the restaurant. Her main duties are to greet the guests and place them at available tables. Further more, she also has to help other servers by picking up the dishes when they need some help and tidying up everything at the end of the day. The most enjoying but also challenging part of her job is to be in contact with customers because she loves it, but at the same time she needs to fully understand their requests and be able to communicate with them efficiently.
Thanks to this adventure, she improved her English level rapidly but she states that she always wants to learn more and train as much as she can. Without any doubt this experience will help her once she is back in Spain.
If you would like to take part in a similar adventure, where you can improve your English while earning money, take a look at our Study & Work Program. If you would like to apply or require more information please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org