Work Your BA - January 29 - February 7, 2018

Event

Brown Student Services 3600 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G3, CA

AFTER YOUR BA, WHAT NEXT?

Come to Work Your BA events to explore, learn about options and different paths, and gain ideas, information, inspiration, motivation and advice! Organized by McGill's Career Planning Service (CaPS) and the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS).

CaPS and AUS are organizing a buffet of events to feed your career curiosity from the NGO/Non Profit Fair to career panel discussions to a great roundtable event to help you meet and learn from professionals in a wide variety of fields. In particular this year, many of the events revolve around the theme of social justice, and community and political engagement.


WORK YOUR BA WARMUP!

FSWEP – Federal Student Work Experience Program
January 22nd, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown 5001

Looking for something interesting and productive to do this summer? Returning to full-time studies in the fall? Apply for FSWEP to be considered for one of 9,000+ Federal Government jobs across Canada. Options range from outdoor field work and research to office positions in administration, IT and finance, from work in trades to policy and communications and many more. Interested? Come learn more!

Speakers:

Bliss Meus, HR Advisor, Quebec Regional Branch, Public Service Commission of Canada


WORK YOUR BA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

LinkedIn Headshots
January 29th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Brown 5001


CV Drop In
January 29th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AND February 6th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Brown 2200

Increase your chances of securing that job or internship; have your CV (aka Resume) checked by a professional! Drop by CaPS with a hard copy of your CV, and we will go over it with you.


Arts Grads in Communications - Panel
January 29th, 5:00 pm – 7:30pm
Brown 5001

Passionate about journalism, publishing and communications? Do you want to find out about the different career paths in communications? Come hear from inspiring BA grads who will share their stories, insights and advice about what their positions entail and what it takes to work in this field.


Summer Opportunities: Jobs and Internships
January 30th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Brown 5001

Wondering what to do this summer and how to look for opportunities? Join CaPS and the Arts Internship Office (AIO) for this joint workshop and learn about effective job search strategies, summer job and internship opportunities, and AIO awards.


B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop!
January 30th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 101

Law School. Should you go? What’s it like? How do you get in? What types of careers does it lead to?  This event will feature information and advice from McGill’s Assistant Dean of Admissions and Recruitment, current law students and several law graduates.


NGO/Non-Profit Fair
January 31st, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm  
Madeleine Parent, Shatner Building (SSMU)

This popular fair targets organizations offering internships, summer and volunteer opportunities both locally and abroad.  

Agence Ometz

http://www.ometz.ca

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

http://cjpme.org

Centre d’action bénévole de Montréal (CABM)

http://www.cabm.net

Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement

https://cqde.org/

Chabad Lifeline

http://chabadlifeline.com

CHIP

http://hearhear.org

Colorectal Cancer Canada

http://colorectalcancercanada.com

CRÉDIL

http://www.credil.qc.ca

Crossroads International CCI

http://www.cintl.org

Cuso International

http://www.cusointernational.org

Dans la rue

https://danslarue.org/

Douglas Mental Health University Institute Foundation

http://www.douglasfoundation.qc.ca

Equitas-International Centre for Human Rights Education

http://www.equitas.org

EQWIP HUBS

http://eqwiphubs.org/

Gotoco

http://www.go-to.co

Greene Avenue Community Center

http://www.centregreene.org/en

Horizon Cosmopolite

http://www.horizoncosmopolite.com

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

https://www.jdrf.ca/

Kids Code Jeunesse

http://kidscodejeunesse.org/home/

Montréal Centre for Learning Disabilities

http://www.ldmontreal.ca

Quebec-Florida Chamber of Commerce

https://www.ccquebecflorida.com/en/#!event-list

Pamoja International Voluntary Services

http://www.pivskenya.org

Pathways to Education

https://www.pathwaystoeducation.ca

Prevention CDN/NDG / Prévention CDN/NDG

http://www.preventioncdnndg.org

Suco

http://www.suco.org

Table de Quartier Sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (TQSOI)

http://www.tqsoi.org

The Missing Children's Network

http://www.missingchildrensnetwor.ngo

The New England Center for Children

http://www.necc.org/

The Refugee Centre

http://www.therefugeecentre.org

THE TEAPOT 50+ CENTRE

https://www.theteapot.org/

The Yellow Door

http://www.yellowdoor.org

Women in Cities International

http://www.femmesetvilles.org

Tim Horton Children's Foundation

http://www.thcfjobs.com

YES Montreal (Youth Employment Services)

http://www.yesmontreal.ca

Youth Stars Foundation - Danse Quebec

http://youthstarsfoundation.org/


High-Impact Careers Workshop: Improving the World with the 80,000 Hours of your Career
January 31st, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Brown 2200

Effective Altruists at McGill is a chapter of a global social movement that uses evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world. Most people think that working in the non-profit sector straight out of university is the best way to make a difference. As it turns out there are plenty of other high-impact alternatives that may be a better fit for you.  On January 31st, we'll be hearing from William MacAskill, Associate Professor in Philosophy at Oxford and co-founder of 80,000 Hours, a non-profit that conducts research on how you can make the most difference through your career. After watching William's TEDx talk, Effective Altruists at McGill will be holding small group discussions on high-impact career paths that match your individual skill set.


Speed Mentoring Event
February 1st, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thomson House Ballroom

Wondering about career possibilities and options following your BA? Inspiration awaits at the “It Starts with Arts” roundtable. At the event, students will have the chance to meet and talk briefly with professionals from a diverse range of fields who have used their BAs as a springboard to launch their careers        


All About Interviewing
February 7th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Brown 5001

You’ve landed an interview! You now have a chance to persuade your potential employer that you are the candidate they want. Wondering how to do it? From what to wear to how to answer tough questions, this workshop will help you to develop the skills you need to deliver a successful interview. We’ll cover strategies for highlighting your strengths, using body language to your advantage, and communicating your enthusiasm for the job.


Grad School: Make the Decision
February 2nd, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brown 5001

Applying to grad school is a big decision, and knowing whether it is the right choice for you can feel overwhelming. This session will give you a comprehensive look at what questions to take into account before applying to grad school. We'll outline strategies for choosing between grad school and working after graduation, so that you can make an informed decision. We'll also cover tips for how to choose the right school and program.


Thinking of a Career with the UN?
February 5th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Frank Dawson Adams Auditorium

Passionate about international issues? Human rights? Development? Then you won’t want to miss our guest speaker from the UN in New York, who will help you understand what a career at the UN might look like and how to get there!

Speaker:

Ms. Eva Jansen, Human Resources Officer, Outreach Unit, Strategic Planning and Staffing Division in the Office of Human Resources Management of the UN in New York


Non Tech Jobs in Tech Companies - Panel
February 6th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Room TBA

Tech companies offer a great opportunity to get involved in an exciting, creative and fulfilling industry. You don't need a tech-related degree to work in the field! Come to this panel to find out more about how you can apply a B.A. degree to work in tech.


CaPS WORKSHOPS OFFERING DURING WORK YOUR BA

Perfect Your LInkedIn Profile
January 29th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Brown 5001

Would you like to polish your LinkedIn profile? Are you unsure of how to use this platform for networking or finding jobs? Don’t miss out this great workshop! During the session, you will learn how to create a professional LinkedIn profile, how to use this platform to network and how to find employment opportunities.


Write your Way to the Right Job: CVs and Cover Letters
January 30th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brown 5001

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job on campus, an internship, a full-time career-related position or applying to a graduate program, your CV and cover letter need to be top notch. Take your application materials to the next level with this interactive and informative workshop covering CV content and format, cover letter writing, and expert tips for tailoring your applications to specific employers/programs. Bring a hard copy of your current CV and cover letter to update!


All About Interviewing
February 1st, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Brown 5001

You’ve landed an interview! You now have a chance to persuade your potential employer that you are the candidate they want. Wondering how to do it? From what to wear to how to answer tough questions, this workshop will help you to develop the skills you need to deliver a successful interview. We’ll cover strategies for highlighting your strengths, using body language to your advantage, and communicating your enthusiasm for the job.


Developing your Professional Network
February 2nd, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Brown 5001  

When it comes to finding a job, your network and your knowledge of employers can give you a competitive edge. Many people, however, still have negative feelings about the idea of networking. This workshop will help you to see networking as an important strategic career tool, and provide you with concrete strategies for growing and cultivating your professional network. We'll also cover strategies for researching an employer, and offer tips for asking the right questions when speaking with contacts.


ADDITIONAL BONUS EVENTS

Federal Government Career and Networking Trip
January 17 – 19, 2017 
Ottawa, ON

In Collaboration with Alumni, CaPS, SSMU & PGSS:

Interested in exploring career opportunities within the federal government? Please join us for our 4th annual federal government career tour, where you will have the opportunity to hear about career paths in the public sector, and network with hiring managers. This will be an exclusive opportunity to network with government officials. Special emphasis will be placed on public service renewal and the programs geared towards student employment. To be eligible to participate you must be a current PGSS or SSMU student.

Schedule of meetings with Federal Government Departments providing an overview of their programs and policies

  • Thursday, January 18th (9am - 12pm): Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Thursday, January 18th (1pm - 4pm): Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Thursday, January 18th (6:30pm): Networking cocktail event with McGill Alumni
  • Friday, January 19th (9am - 12pm): Global Affairs Canada
  • Friday, January 19th (1pm - 4pm): Health Canada

Note that a maximum of 40 seats are available (20 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students).

Register online at: https://pgss.mcgill.ca/en/event/635


Arts Jobs Fair
February 12, 2018, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
SMMU Ballroom

The Work Your BA Jobs Fair invites companies from different career spheres, from local to international, to pitch their business models to students. The Jobs Fair will serve as a tool and resource to launch you into your job search to help you begin to conceptualize your career path. At the Jobs Fair, you’ll get to know opportunities tangibly, communicate with employers, learn about the job market, and above all, work your B.A.


Registration through myFuture. From your homepage, click on the Events tab followed by the Workshop tab and keyword ARTS/BA 2018