Group Career Counselling for International Students: Evaluation and Promising Practices


  • Snježana Linkeš University of Western Ontario
  • Fredrick Ezekiel University of Western Ontario
  • Ashleigh Lerch University of Western Ontario
  • Ken N. Meadows University of Western Ontario


career counselling practice, process & outcomes, career assessment, group counselling, undergraduates and early adults


Similar to trends in universities across North America, Western University has seen a 134% increase in international student enrolment from 2009-2017. Enrolment increases have corresponded with increased demand for career services to meet the unique needs of international students. Group career counselling for international students wishing to secure employment in Canada was piloted as a scalable program to meet increasing demands. Participants demonstrated significant improvements in their career development process, including improved cultural adjustment, self-understanding, job search strategies, and interview anxiety. Through this study, we present a promising, evidence-based, scalable model to meet growing career development  demands among international students


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How to Cite

Linkeš, S., Ezekiel, F. ., Lerch, A., & Meadows, K. N. (2018). Group Career Counselling for International Students: Evaluation and Promising Practices. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 17(2), 45–58. Retrieved from