Stenberg College

By Gaurav Chopra, Director of International Admissions
Gaurav Chopra,Director of International Admissions

Gaurav Chopra

Director of International Admissions

Thousands of people immigrate to Canada every year. Jasbir Rai is one of the Indian immigrants who traveled all the way to Canada in search of a brighter future. In India, he was a family physician for 17 years and a nursing instructor for two years. However, Rai's years of experience with the Indian medical scenarios were not sufficient to enter into the Canadian medical sector. He needed to familiarize with the Canadian medical practices but in a quick time.

"Stenberg College focuses on preparing its students to begin a fruitful career immediately after program completion

That's when Rai discovered Stenberg College, where 98% of Stenberg graduates find employment in their field of study within six months of program completion.* It was a perfect choice for Rai's requirements. "Stenberg encouraged me to build my self-confidence, which was lacking due to the new culture. In fact, the language barrier was not as big an issue for me as the loss of self-confidence," says Rai, who graduated from Stenberg College's Practical Nursing program.

Yuvika Sharma is another successful Indian Stenberg College grad. As a social worker in India with a Masters in Sociology and Diploma in Childcare and Family Counselling, Sharma chose the Community Support Worker program at Stenberg College. A month after graduation, Sharma was hired at the Delta Community Living Society and Milieu Family Services. She credits Stenberg College for helping her integrate into Canadian society and improving her life.
Catalyzing a Seamless Integration

Stenberg College focuses on preparing its students to begin a fruitful career immediately after program completion. Their staff is committed to directing students towards the path of success through their highly career-oriented programs. Gaurav Chopra, Director of International Admissions, Stenberg College says, "Stenberg College is proudly Canadian and an educational institution with an exceptional reputation and an unparalleled commitment to our students and their success. Our graduates are our difference."

Supporting several Indian students in each program, the environment of the college is encouraging and friendly. Located in Surrey, the international students at Stenberg College experience a warm welcome where every member of the college tries to make them feel comfortable from day one. The city of Surrey in British Columbia, Canada, is an ideal destination for families, individuals, and educational institutions. This growing city welcomes over 1000 residents every month and has a vibrant community that speaks over 100 languages. With a diverse and inclusive campus community, Stenberg College never lets international students feel away from home. In fact, at the end of the program, the students consider the college their second home.

Offering a Large Array of Scope

All of Stenberg's programs have been designed in collaboration with industry to meet their requirements, which allows Stenberg graduates to stand out and succeed in life. Accredited by the BC government's Ministry of Advanced Education through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), Stenberg also received the BC government's Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, which is BC's brand or "seal" of quality post-secondary education for both public and private institutions. "The exceptional reputation that the college has earned over the years has gardened innumerable opportunities for the students in the form of top-notch organizations recruiting them," states Chopra. The students are educated by an
extremely talented team of instructors who possess a sound academic and professional background and years of relevant work experience. With a small class size, the instructors lay ample attention on each student. From organizing study skills workshops to providing life skills coaches, the college has set a bar of excellence in education. Chopra explains, "Our life coaches greatly help the international students to immerse themselves in the Canadian culture and our financial aid officers are always available to assist the international students to apply for any relevant loans and/or grants to support their education. Stenberg also motivates students to acquire as much as the hands-on training they can through Stenberg's state-of-the-art laboratories and other facilities."

Stenberg organizes free job search workshops where students are guided with resume writing and cover letters skills followed by advice to prepare them for interviews. Moreover, the Marketing and Student Success teams work together to involve all students in monthly Campus Life events. With a pledge to prepare the students for the next step in the career and support them throughout their Stenberg journey, the college has undoubtedly defined a unique definition of 'quality' education.

Gaurav Chopra, Director of International Admissions

Gaurav Chopra, Director of International Admissions, Stenberg College is a proactive leader and planner with expertise in business development, counseling, and marketing.