Although this is not its primary mission, the CDO is pleased, when possible, to share its job opportunities and the paper resources of its Documentation Centre with experienced lawyers. Please contact the placement [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Career Development Office) for details or if you plan a visit.
Alumni of all graduating years are welcome to stay in touch with the Career Development Office.
Our network of alumni around the world and in all fields is our single most valuable asset, both for the benefit of our students who need your insight and for our alumni who might be at a junction in their careers.
Better yet, get involved!
The Career Development Office (CDO) provides support to McGill law students preparing for their career and trying to obtain their ideal job. It is fully managed by lawyers who graduated from the Faculty.
The CDO is working to expand the myFuture site to include a “Professional Networking Program” which will allow current students to find graduates of the program who share similar interests, for the purpose of mentorship and career development. A successor to the Alumni Directory, this tool will be extremely easy to use, and we sincerely hope that it will allow us to find out about your many successes, so that they may help to inspire the Faculty’s students!
How can alumni interact with students?
The alumni directory which we have built a few years ago is our contact source for all career-related events (panels, information sessions, etc.) and referral for specific questions from students. With your consent, we would like to move your contact information to myFuture, which is the site used by students for job searching. This would allow the information which was already part of our Alumni Directory (an Access database only available on our computers) to be available on the internet. If you would like to participate and be an active alumna/us regarding career choices, then sharing your career path and information with the CDO is the perfect first step.
Upcoming Networking Program
Please let us know if you would like to participate by %20cdo [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (emailing us). We will then contact you to determine the ways in which you would like to get involved and help students. Alumni ambassadors are vital to the success of many of the CDO’s programs including mock interviews, panel discussions, area of practice diners and being alumni ambassadors. For those of you who already participate in our many programs, we thank you for your involvement and for confirming that you would like to continue to assist in the future.
For our alumni who have not yet discovered the unique ways in which they can contribute, we look forward to hearing from you about how you would like to get involved. Alumni who want to get involved and give back to the McGill Law community can do so in countless ways. Here are some suggestions relating to career development.
- Become an alumni ambassador and share your experiences with students or prospective students on an individual, punctual basis (any time of the year)
- Judge a second-year moot (winter term)
- Be the interviewer during mock interviews (November and February)
- Be a mentor under the CAPS mentor program for law students and other McGill students (any time of the year)
- Participate in panels held by the CDO and Faculty on career-related topics or areas of practice dinners (fall or winter terms)
- As an employer, advertise your job opportunities with the CDO and have your organisation take part in McGill law recruitment events (any time of the year)
- Any other ideas or initiatives you would like to put forward are welcome!