Webinar Series: International Students in the USA & Canada

by Juliet Terrill | In Guides and Tools, Path 2 Success, Academic Advising, Immigration Assistance and Information | 5 August 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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The U.S. Visa Process after COVID-19 with an Ex-Vice Consul of U.S. Embassy

Friday, September 18 at 11:00 AM EDT – Click here to register!

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of international education and the U.S. Visa process was an area that took a pretty bad hit but things are looking hopeful, now that few of the embassies have started to invite visa applications. However, there are still countless questions that must run in your mind – 

  1. What to expect in the new normal?
  2. What are some common tips that I can use to ace my interview?
  3. Are there any likely changes I should anticipate with the visa process?

Join us and hear Mandy Feuerbacher, a former consular officer of the U.S. Government answer all these questions and more.

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COVID-19 & O-1 Visa for International Students in the U.S.

Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 AM EDT – Click here to register!

Have you heard about the O-1 visa for the startup founders? There is more than one way for graduated international students to work in the U.S. and O-1 visa is on the top of that list. Join us for this session with Sara Itucas who has helped hundreds of international students figure out their employment options in the U.S. after graduation.

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COVID-19 & Writing that successful Application Essay

Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 AM EDT – Click here to register!

One of the most direct impacts of COVID-19 on the study abroad segment has been the increase in the competition for the upcoming intakes. This means that that application essay you’re about to write just became super important! Join us for a 60-minute session with Jesse Mejia, a member of the National Speakers Association of the United States who has helped candidates from all over the world gain admission to top-tier programs.

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COVID-19 & The Fall 2021 intake

Saturday, October 24 at 10:00 AM EDT – Click here to register!

Applying for that next intake? Have a bunch of questions? Join for a conversation with Sasha Ramani from our University Relations team to get the right journey for your applications. He’ll be covering

  1. What is the ideal time to apply for schools?
  2. What should you expect going for the Fall 2021 intake?
  3. How can you take MPOWER’s help in your applications free of charge?
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COVID-19 & the Admission Journey (with a current student)

Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 AM EDT – Click here to register!

Wouldn’t it be of so much help if someone who has gone through her study abroad journey a while back, was there to help you out with your Study Abroad journey ahead? We think so too! Join us for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with one of our borrowers and get your questions answered on

  1. The journey ahead
  2. How things have changed in the U.S.
  3. Your own journey
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COVID-19 & How to write a winning scholarship essay

Saturday, November 21 at 9:30 AM 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 get 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 & its impact on Fall 2021 admissions in Canada: 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?

You can view the recording on our YouTube channel here.


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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