Webinar Series: International Students in the USA & Canada

by Juliet Terrill | In Academic Advising, Guides and Tools, Path 2 Success, Pick of the month | 9 July 2020

During this unprecedented time, MPOWER is passionate about both creating and sharing the best resources and content for our students. We are proud to announce our MPOWER COVID-19 Webinar series! 

Check out the list below for links to past webinar recordings, and don’t forget to sign up for any upcoming ones! 

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Upcoming Webinars – remember to register!


COVID-19 & its impact on Fall 2021 admissions in Canada

Saturday, August 8 at 11:00AM EDT – Click here to register!

COVID-19 has dramatically reshaped the way universities recruit students and how global higher education is delivered. Join us to learn what the new student journey looks like and how aspiring students can navigate this new normal. 

The following topics will be covered:

1. The new journey for the Fall 2021 intake

2. How soon should students start their process to meet the deadlines?

3. What are some of the resources students can use in their application process?

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COVID-19 & How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

Saturday, August 22 at 9:30AM EDT – Click here to register!

Scholarships are one of the biggest sources of funding in international education but these are uncertain times and the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of education in the U.S. & Canada. Join us to know what is the new normal for scholarships and tips to get one from one of your target schools. Our guest speaker Afshin Khan, an MPOWER Grand Prize Scholarship Winner, will provide you with guidelines to write a winning essay.

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#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It 

COVID-19 & U.S. Visas: For the first time ever, speak with ex-Visa Officers from the U.S. Embassy to prepare for your visa interviews! Our guest speaker, Mandy Feuerbacher, the Ex Vice Consul at U.S. Embassies in Mainland China and Mexico, is from ArgoVisa. She will shed some light on the potential impact of COVID-19 on the visa application process post-lockdown. You can view the recording on our YouTube channel here.


COVID-19 and Canadian Immigration: Interested in exploring immigration options in Canada? Check out this webinar to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Canadian Immigration Process for international students and working professionals. We are joined by Jenny Perez, a Certified Immigration Consultant and Member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, with expertise in Permanent Residence immigration options in Canada. She covers important topics such as Express Entry, the new norms of the immigration process, and things to keep in mind while selecting opportunities in Canada. You can view the recording on our YouTube channel here.


Covid-19 & The Importance of GRE & GMAT on International Education: A must-watch session for every aspiring international student! Learn how COVID-19 has affected the role of GMAT/GRE scores in your graduate education. We’ll be joined by Manik Kubba and Parminder Kaur who have helped more than 10,000 students with their applications. Parminder is also an established GMAT Trainer with 10 years of experience under her belt and has trained 2000 students. Manik, an entrepreneur by profession has been associated with the international education industry for about 15 years now. Head to our YouTube channel to watch the recording and learn more about the two tests, their similarities and differences, and which one you should choose! 


COVID-19 & Finding a Job in the U.S.: Join us as we learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected job hunting in the U.S. for international students. Our speaker for the day will be Newton Porter who has helped thousands of students with their job search over the last 7 years through his venture – CareerScore!

In this webinar, we covered:

1. Effects of COVID-19 on job hunting

2. Are the existing strategies for job search working? If not, what more can we do?

3. What are some resources that every international student can use?


COVID-19 & The U.S. Healthcare System for International Students: Healthcare is notoriously expensive and complicated in the U.S. Join us to learn how you can make the most of your health insurance plan as an international student. Our guest speaker, Jennifer Frankel, has helped thousands of students over the last 11 years in selecting the best health insurance.

In this session, we covered:

1. Understanding the U.S. healthcare system and its terminologies

2. How to choose the best plan for yourself

3. How do you get the most out of your health insurance (e.g. where do you go if you’re sick or need medicine?)


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