Academic and Career Support
As an international student, moving from your home country to a new country is a significant change. In your early days in Canada you may experience a number of academic or cultural differences. Cultural differences may arise from experiencing a different physical environment, customs and practices. While academic differences can arise from different teaching and learning styles, relationships between teacher and students and methods of assessment.
While cultural differences can be short lived and diminish over time, academic differences may persist longer and affect your academic performance. To help you with your transition, Seneca has many resources available to help you become more comfortable in adapting to the new academic culture.
You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with Seneca's Academic Policies. This will help you to become aware of the academic policies and procedures and better understand your responsibilities as a student.
For those who need help with their courses, our Learning Centres provide various approaches to learning support, including workshops, tutoring, one-on-one sessions, exam preparation and online learning supports. We can help you develop learning strategies and skills essential to success in your program. Learn more about learning centre.
Student Mentoring in Life & Education (SMILE) is a unique mentoring program designed to help you make the most of college life. SMILE offers you the chance to connect with a senior student in your program area who can support you in your transition to Seneca. Learn more about mentoring.
If you need to speak to someone about personal problems, stress, anxiety, relationship issues or other problems you are experiencing in life, please make an appointment to meet with one of our counsellors.
We are also able to support students with disabilities with academic accommodations. If you have a physical, intellectual or mental health disability, we may be able to identify some supports that can help you in class.
Counselling is available for students who might be dealing with a variety of personal problems. The demands of school can feel overwhelming and there are times when unexpected events happen in our lives. Counsellors are here to help you through life’s difficult moments.
If you have a disability that might affect your learning, we’re here to support you. With appropriate documentation, we can help with academic accommodations, adaptive technologies and learning specific skills that will help you engage fully in your program at Seneca. Learn more about counselling and accessibility.
When you are ready to move from the classroom to the workplace, Seneca’s Career Development department is here to assist you. We help prepare you for success in today’s workforce and connect our graduates with employers. Through one-on-one resumé critiques, interview preparation, employer on-site interviews, career fairs, plus a job bank of more than 16,000 companies posting more than 7,000 jobs per year, we help you reach your career goals. Learn more about career development.