The McGill Mining Engineering Co-operative Education four-year program gives students 12-16 months worth of work-integrated experience prior to graduation. Some 150 students alternate their work experience throughout the year to get a good idea of what they want to do after graduation. Employers who want to reach out to Mining Engineering co-op students, graduating students and alumni can post jobs or register for On-Campus Recruitment activities directly through the Engineering Career Centre, or contact the teresa [dot] barrett [at] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: Employer%20inquiry) (Liaison Officer) of the Mining Co-op program directly.
Over the past two years we’ve compiled Frequently Asked Questions from employers who regularly hire McGill students to help your work force planning and hiring process to be flexible and smooth. Employers like to hire McGill Mining Engineering students because jobs are posted and employers short-list the candidates; there is no ranking process.
The general rule of thumb when looking to hire Summer students is to post jobs some 4-8 months in advance of start date. If looking to hire Fall or Winter, 3-4-months in advance of start date is sufficient.
Some 20 students are expected to complete their undergraduate degree in 2015 and another 20 in 2016. While each employer has their own work force planning and hiring timeline, many companies participate in On-Campus Recruitment activities (coordinated through the Engineering Career Centre) will start in Fall 2015. Many graduates from the class of 2014 have been hired in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas and energy. While most of the jobs are domestic, there’s a lot of opportunity for travel because of the diverse language skill sets with opportunities for Engineers-in-training and/or management and/or leadership programs.
Alumni Career Services, offered by the Engineering Career Centre (ECC), include access to the Centre’s online job search and career tools suite called myFuture. Employers looking to reach out to Alumni can contact the ECC directly.