Are you a current or prospective student, alumni, instructor, or staff with the School? Connect with other great minds by engaging with them on our social media sites. Submit your testimonial and we'll post it to our website, or include it on the School's social media.
“At 30, I came to Montreal with 12 years’ experience in hotel management but couldn’t find a job. I decided to change directions and pursued a graduate diploma in Supply Chain Management. I worked for almost three years as a barista/manager at a downtown coffee shop, while earning my diploma evenings and weekends. I took advantage of the free career management and networking workshops. After I graduated in January 2013, I landed a management position at POOLCORP, the world’s largest distributor of swimming pool, irrigation and landscape supplies, and leisure products. I’m pleased to finally have a job in my field and plan to work hard to prove myself.”
-Wael Tannous, Graduate Diploma, Operations Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2013
“I believe in empowering people to step up and into their best. This philosophy has helped people to create greater connections, build trust and commitment, and achieve outstanding results.”
-Zina Suissa, Adjunct Professor; Coordinator, Organizational Behaviour and Managing Organizational Teams Distinguished Teaching Award, McGill School of Continuing Studies, 2009
"All of the instructors have worked in the fields in which they teach, so they are up to date with the latest practices. I enjoyed working on real-life examples and learning solutions that I could immediately apply at work. The instructors want you to succeed. If you want additional help, they go above and beyond to find it for you. They're very approachable, often staying after class to answer questions and offer advice. They really care about you."
-Angela Gabot, Graduate, Public Relations, 2012, Student, Finance
“For me, the program puts certain things at work into perspective. I have a better understanding of how managers should function on a day-to-day basis. I’d never organized or headed a big project, and now I have useful guidelines on how to proceed. I've already applied what I've learned successfully on the job. I wish the courses were longer.”
-Shari Beharry, Student, Health & Social Services Program
"I was at a career crossroads a few years ago. When someone I know heard I was interested in marketing, he suggested I look into McGill’s marketing certificate program [through the School of Continuing Studies]. With a young baby and dreading the thought of going back to school after all these years, I headed off to campus. Much to my surprise, I loved the discussions in class, learning new material, and meeting new people. Thanks McGill and all the great teachers who helped me transition at a later stage in life to my new career in marketing.”
- Kent Crutchfield, Certificate in Marketing, 2010
"As a professional in my mother land, I hope to continue my career in Canada. McGill University, one of the top 20 universities in the world, can offer me the platform to access the advanced knowledge and chances that can definitely promote my future career. Plus, the reason why I entered the program of Diploma in Accounting is that Continuing Studies provides me a very flexible schedule (e.g, evening classes) so as to balance my life."
- Yan Gao, Rita Lumba-Bacani Scholarship winner
"Thank you, McGill, for the education. Now I can work and be myself again, in both languages."
- Roberta Cristina Tortato, French Certificate