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Meet our International Student Services Team

 

ARSLAN MAHMOOD

Director, International Student Services  

In 1998, Arslan joined Seneca College as an international student to complete a Post-Graduate certificate in Marketing Management. In 2002, he joined Seneca College as an employee and is currently working as the Director of International Services. Arslan has more than 13 years of working experience with international admissions, student recruitment and providing services to international students. In 2011, he completed his Master’s degree in Leadership from University of Guelph-Canada. Arslan is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi.

Arslan manages a team of highly professional and experienced staff to deliver services to international students, including airport pickups, housing, orientation, trips and extra-curricular activities, medical insurance, visa and student advising. He is also very familiar with developing transition programs and services for international students.

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STAN WHITE

International Student Services Coordinator

Stan has been working at Seneca for more than 33 years, holding the position of Student Service Coordinator in the International Student Services department since February 2000. He is responsible for organizing and scheduling students’ accommodation, transfers, airport pick-up, and the purchase, maintenance and licensing of vehicles used by the International Department. He also hires and trains part-time staff, and assists in setting up the itineraries for delegations, special groups and ELI Summer programs.

Stan is a Seneca alumni and has a certificate in Project Management. Stan is an active member not only of the Seneca community, but also of the Toronto community. He sits on the Residence Advisory Committee, Welcome to Toronto Committee & the Housing Network and Settlement Services Committee.

SERGIO VAZQUEZ

International Student Activities Coordinator

Sergio has been working as a Student Service Coordinator with Seneca’s  International Student Services department since August 1997. He is responsible for organizing and scheduling weekly activities for International students, housing and airport logistics. He manages a team of 20 student ambassadors and oversees the maintenance of Seneca minivans and two minibuses.

Sergio studied International Business at Seneca. Before obtaining his position as Student Service Coordinator, he worked at Data Card system, where he gained extensive knowledge in customer service. Sergio speaks English, Spanish, basic French and basic Mandarin.

TALITA ROVARON GAVRILESCU

International Student Coordinator

Talita has been working at Seneca since September 2007. She first joined the International Student Services team as an International Student Activities Assistant and has worked in several different positions in the College since then. Talita currently holds the position of International Student Coordinator in the International Student Centre where she mainly coordinates the International Student Medical Plan and assists with all health insurance related inquiries.

Talita is a Seneca alumni, having graduated from the Esthetician Diploma program. She was on the President’s Honour List and received Seneca’s Leadership Award and Outstanding Recreation Council Contribution. Furthermore, Talita was chosen as the Valedictorian for the Faculty of Business and Commerce in the Convocation of June 2009.  In addition to her Seneca Diploma, Talita also received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Brazil, and have completed her Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree from York University in December 2016.

SARAH TAN-SESE

International Student Coordinator

Sarah has been working at Seneca since 1993. She started out in the International Admissions Office and has been working as an International Student Coordinator in International Student Services since 2000. Sarah deals with training volunteers and hiring international student ambassadors for Orientation and the information desk. She is responsible for the orientation of ELI students, which takes place every seven weeks, and for post-graduate students at Markham and Newnham campuses. In addition, she oversees letter requests for Newnham, Markham and King Campuses.

Sarah is a Seneca alumni, having graduated from the Human Resources Management program with Honours. She became the Student Advisor for the School of Business Management in 2012, and also participated on the i3 –Admissions Team. In 2014, Sarah transferred to the CRM department as the CRM system coordinator. She returned to International Student Services in August 2015.

In addition to her Seneca diploma, Sarah also has a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Trent University. Sarah speaks English and Tagalog.

JULIE LEONG

International Student Advisor (Seneca@York)

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