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Madeleine Dube and Edith Gagnon are two recent graduates who were surprised to learn that not only did the School provide student scholarships, awards and bursaries, but that they were award recipients. “I didn’t know there were awards for Continuing Studies students,” says Madeleine Dube. “I though they were only for full-time students.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' online magazine.
Michael Pollock is a familiar face at the School of Continuing Studies. Since 1989 he’s completed several courses in different areas of study, and each has helped him reach the next step in his career. He began with the graduate certificate in accounting, which led him to a ten-year career in auditing at PwC. Next was the intensive French language program, which prepared him to complete his MBA in French.
Language is important for any newcomer, particularly for those who wish to enter the job market. Communicating in the local language can help you through every step in the process: expanding your professional network, catching the attention of potential employers, and clinching a job interview. These two successful Montreal newcomers have followed that advice. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
With the first cohort of students successfully graduated, the McGill School of Continuing Studies’ Diploma in Integrated Aviation Management celebrated its official launch with an event at the McGill Faculty Club. The graduate program aims to offer the world’s most comprehensive program. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
Ask Katia Huaman Condo about taking part in McGill’s Semester Abroad with Internship program, and she’ll tell you that she got the best of both worlds: studying at a top-ranked university, and earning work experience in her chosen field. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
Learn. Connect. Elevate. The latest issue of the McGill SCS Newsletter captures the experience of all those who come to the School – from the time they enter a classroom until they reach their goal. Read more on The Next Page.
Debbie Blythe, a translator and lecturer at the McGill School of Continuing Studies' Translation and Written Communication unit, has been awarded the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation - French to English. Blythe received the award in recognition for her work on Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide. The prize was awarded as part of the Quebec Writers' Federation QWF Literary Awards, the most important literary event of the year for Quebec English-language writers and readers.
It’s been a banner year for Berdj Garabedian, who’s currently working towards his Graduate Diploma in Translation at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies. In June he was the recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (French-English), and this fall he was awarded this year’s Network of Translators in Education (NTE) Merit Scholarship. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
What better way to learn about starting your own business then from someone who’s already done it? Whether you’re lucky enough to have a successful entrepreneur as a teacher, a mentor, or within your network, the advice they can offer is invaluable. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
McGill classes for the 2015-2016 academic year begin on Friday, September 4. On Friday, September 4, the normal Friday schedule of course lectures, labs and conferences will be replaced by a Monday schedule. To assist you in determining which courses will be taught on that day, please consult McGill's Key Academic Dates page.
McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies will receive a multi-year grant totaling over $1.2 million from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) to continue designing and delivering education programs for indigenous people. The AANDC accepted two proposals that are part of the School’s Online Courses for Northern Aboriginals in Canada project.
Masashi Usui has over 18 years of experience playing the saxophone. Yet when he applied to the Master of Music program at McGill’s Schulich School of Music, he was told that he needed to improve his English in order to be admitted. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
Want to attract the attention of your potential future employers? Darine Bader recommends entering a strategic management consulting case competition. She recently took part in the 2015 Case Competition of the Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA) at McGill, where her team made it to the second and final round, and finished third overall. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.