The McGill Faculty of Education provides career services tailored specifically for students in the Teacher Education and Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) programs, in partnership with the University’s Career Planning Service (CaPS). We support students’ career development by providing individual career advising, offering engaging career events & workshops that bring together students and industry professionals/employers, and fostering student leadership in the community and beyond.
- Student Leadership & Community Engagement:
Getting involved makes a difference. We encourage and support student leadership and engagement in university/career events and community-based initiatives. These activities support our students’ professional development and help to build a strong community within the Faculty.
- Emerging Careers:
An Education degree opens up a world of possibilities. Classroom teaching is only one of many areas where our graduates can apply their knowledge and talents in building their careers. We identify and promote emerging and diverse opportunities in education, and encourage our students to gain experience outside the classroom with the goal of helping them explore career options beyond traditional teaching.
- Worldwide Career Opportunities:
Expanding your geographical career horizon. We offer numerous opportunities for our students to meet and interact with international employers, including providing workshops related to full-time and summer employment opportunities, as well as seminars with skilled professionals with international field work or volunteer experience.
Equipping your professional toolkit. Today’s market requires that graduates be familiar with a wide range of tools and technologies, in addition to being aware of their rights and responsibilities as educators. We offer complementary skill development workshops designed to assist students to improve their marketability and ensure a smooth and confident transition into the workforce.
Employers interested in recruiting our talented students and graduates should contact the andrea [dot] taylor [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Education Career Advisor )or the main josie [dot] capizzi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (CaPS office ). We can provide employers with a variety of services to help them find the best students for their employment needs. Our recruitment services are provided to employers free of charge and are offered year round.
Events, workshops and information sessions will be posted on myFuture.
Get involved! The Education Career Advisor is always looking for volunteers for career and student life events (i.e. Open House, Career Fair, special events). It’s excellent experience for your CV, a great way to get to know your classmates and to develop new skills. If you’re interested, please get in touch with the Education Career Advisor. For other student life events, check out the Education Undergraduate Society website!
Services for Students
We offer individual career advising sessions (by appointment). vanessa [dot] harman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Contact us) to make an advising appointment. Students come to see career advisors for many reasons, including:
- Job search strategies (full-time, part-time and summer jobs)
- CV and cover letter review
- Professional portfolio review
- International teaching and volunteer opportunities
- Teaching application process (local and international)
- Alternative careers in education
- Interview preparation/mock (practice) interview
- Graduate school applications
- Job offers and salary negotiation
- Careers in various industries
The Education Career Advisor will offer 15 minute CV drop-in sessions during busy periods (October to March). Registration for drop-in is on a "first come, first served" basis and starts 15 minutes before the drop-in period begins.
As it is not possible to reserve a spot for drop-in in advance, we encourage you to make a career advising appointment should you require more than 15 minutes of assistance.
Workshops & Events
The Education Career Advisor conducts workshops in various Education courses, as well as outside of class time. Each semester, our office offers a variety of workshops targeted specifically to Education students. Some topics include but are not limited to:
- CV and cover letter writing
- Interviewing and networking
- Preparing for the Career Fair
- Summer jobs
- International education careers
- Alternative options in education
A wide range of professionals come to campus to participate in events, as well as hold information sessions. These events are an excellent resource for exploring your career options and networking with professionals in your field. Details and schedules are available on myFuture, the Education Career Service site and will also be sent by email to students in the Faculty of Education. Examples of past events include:
- Educational Community Engagement Fair
- International Teaching Workshop
- Alternative Careers for Education Graduates
- Working in Northern Quebec
- Speed Networking for Teachers
- Working in Independent Schools
Education Career Fair
In partnership with the Education Undergraduate Society and CaPS, the Education Career and Service organizes an Annual Education Career Fair. This year’s Career Fair is scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2014. Stay tuned for more information!
Career Planning Service (CaPS)
The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) assists students in their career development and search for permanent, part-time, and summer jobs, as well as internships, by providing workshops, individual advising, a comprehensive job posting service, and an extensive Career Resource Centre.
For more information on the Career Planning Service (CaPS), please visit their website. The CaPS website provides endless information and resources for students. It contains:
- A comprehensive overview of the job search process
- A list of services and programs
- Information for students applying to graduate or professional school
- Links to countless online resources
- Up-to-date announcements and events
myFuture is CaPS' job search and career tools suite. With myFuture you can:
- Search hundreds of full-time, part-time jobs and summer jobs/internships
- Register for events and workshops
- Browse career resources such as employment periodicals and weeklies
- View announcements and alerts
- View employer profiles
To schedule a career advising appointment, please call the Education Career Advisor (514-398-2484) or come in person to the counter (Education Building - room 243).
Andrea Taylor ( On Maternity Leave)
Available to see B.Ed., MATL & B.Sc. Kinesiology students
Faculty of Education
3700 McTavish, Room 243
Tel.: (514) 398-2484 - vanessa [dot] harman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)