Engineers-in-Action Speaker Series
The McGill Engineers-in-Action Speaker Series is a speaker circuit featuring professionals from a broad range of engineering backgrounds. The goal of the speaker series is to enhance your professional development and career education through showcasing the variety of career paths followed by successful engineers (often alumni) and to provide relevant information about specific industries and current engineering issues. In the past, the Speaker Series has welcomed vice-presidents, senior engineering professionals, consultants, chief administrative officers and CEOs.
Speakers from recent years:
Find out details by logging into myFuture and selecting Events/Workshops. Advance sign-up is required.
A collaborative effort by the Engineering Career Centre (ECC), the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), and the Computer Science Student Society (CSUS), the McGill University Technology Career Fair (McGill Techfair) was created in 2000 to connect students in engineering, computer science and physical sciences with top employers for the purpose of exploring career or internship opportunities.
Details about upcoming McGill Techfairs are available at www.mcgilltechfair.com. To research participating companies, log on to myFuture and select Events/Career Fairs. You can view company profiles, targeted majors, targeted degree levels, and jobs available. The names of participating companies in past techfairs are also available at myFuture.
Company Info Sessions
A component of On-Campus Recruitment, some companies will have representatives speak to students about their organization and their recruitment plans. These presentations usually take place in a classroom in the Engineering Complex, at the Faculty Club, or at other Career Centres. This is an excellent way for students to get insight on a company’s expectations before applying for a job and to learn more about the organization’s culture, goals and job profiles. Event details are available on myFuture.
Engineering Mock Interviews
The Engineering Mock Interview Days take place in September and January and offer students the opportunity to practice their interview skills with industry recruiters and engineering managers.
Advance sign-up (through myFuture) is required. Announcements are sent out in early September and early January.
Another way to make connections with people who work in your field of interest is to sign up with the McGill Mentor Program. It may prove useful in your quest for information on fields related to your studies or fields other than engineering.