What are some of your main roles at OCENET?
AG: As an Admissions Administrator in the International Student Program Office, I receive applications from foreign students who wish to study in OCDSB elementary or secondary schools. I review applications, academic records and other important documents. Based on this information and consideration of the student’s expectations, wishes and capabilities, I assist in placing the students in the appropriate school and grade in which the student can be successful.
What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
AG: As a former educator, what I really enjoy the most is getting to meet the students for the first time when they arrive in Ottawa, and later on, seeing them grow, change and mature after a few months of being here. I also enjoy working and interacting with my colleagues at OCENET and with all of our school contacts.
What have been some of your accomplishments at OCENET that you are most proud of?
AG: I feel very happy and rewarded when I learn that the students I have helped are having a very good academic and personal experience here, and also feel grateful that I have been a part of their experience and have helped them achieve their educational and personal goals.
What new projects are you working on at OCENET?
AG: I have started developing a closer communication with our school contacts to keep myself updated regarding the numerous programs, clubs and sports the schools offer. In this way I can better promote our schools to the agents, parents and students who wish to attend OCDSB schools.
What are some of your interests outside of work?
AG: I keep myself busy sharing time with my husband and daughters, walking and practising aqua fitness, listening to music, going to concerts, watching movies and playing cards with a group friends who all come from different countries.