Workshops

Giving students the tools they need for asuccessful internship experienceand preparing them for a bright future.

Internships from Start to Finish Workshop Series

Internships from Start to Finish is a comprehensive workshop series designed by the Faculty of Arts Internship Office to guide students through every stage of the internship process. During this workshop series, students will learn how to find opportunities in their fields of interest, how to handle challenges and succeed in new environments, and how to transition their new skills and experience to future professional growth. More than just a preparatory course, these diverse workshops serve as professional development tools to help students develop the skill set to thrive in their internships and apply their new skills to their future careers. This series is developed by the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, Arts students’ central resource for internship, research, and funding opportunities in Canada and around the world.

To find out when these workshops are taking place please follow our event calendar.

 

This workshop series is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Arts Tarr-Chevrefils Student Advising Fund.

ARIA Library Workshop: Preparing for a Research Assistantship

ARIA award recipients attend this mandatory library research workshop. Nearly all ARIA projects have a library research component, and students and faculty who have participated in past years have consistently let us know that this workshop is an essential and valuable component of the program. ARIA students typically engage in library research with the literature in their particular field, at a deeper and more rigorous level than they have in the past.

In this workshop students learn skills that they will use immediately and throughout their academic and professional careers. By the end of the workshop ARIA students will have:

  • Become aware of how library services are functioning during the pandemic
  • Develop advanced library research skills, including advanced search skills and citation management
  • Learn about library resources they may not have been aware of
  • Have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other ARIA recipients
  • Understand the scholarly publication process & environment
  • Learn about open access and research impact metrics
  • Learn how to disseminate their research
  • Learn the value and the basic principles of research data management

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library also provides personal library carrels (Desks) during the summer for all ARIA students. We group these carrels together as much as possible to help break some of the isolation of working alone on a research project, and past ARIA participants have told us that it also helps create a sense of community. If you would like to have your own carrel in the library for the duration of the summer, simply present yourself at the main library services desk in the lobby of the McLennan Library Building, and let them know you are an ARIA student and would like a carrel. The staff at the library services desk has a list of all eligible ARIA students.

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The workshops are made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Arts Tarr-Chevrefils Student Advising Fund.

Internship to Career Workshops, Presented by YES Employment + Entrepreneurship

Congratulations! You have conducted your internship and “got your foot in the door”.

Now that you are back, how do you take advantage of the opportunity to turn that internship into a promising career? Whether you’ve got your eye on a particular job in your field or you are still exploring possibilities, now is the time to start thinking about it, and planning for it.

We have teamed up with YES Employment + Entrepreneurship to bring you a 3-parts workshop series to give you tips and answer your questions to better bridge your internship experience and your career! The workshop series is held in summer. To find out when these workshops are taking place please follow our event calendar.

Part 1 - Using Your Internship as a Bridge to Getting Your First Full-time Job.

Don’t just work for your internship, make your internship work for you!  We’ll show you some of the things that you can do now that you are back from your internship to maximize its benefits. Find out how to leverage the contacts you made, highlight the skills you developed, learn the key skills employers look for and get our tips on using your internship as a bridge to future employment. 

July 22nd, 2021. 12:00-1:30pm EST. Register here.

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Part 2 - Creating Your Personal Career Story.

Whether your internship is related to what you’ll do next or not, one thing you definitely want to walk away with is a solid career story for networking and job interviews.  Your personal career story is a powerful tool in your job search toolkit. Join the workshop and learn how to craft a captivating narrative that lets your unique personality and accomplishments shine.

July 29th, 2021. 12:00-1:30pm EST. Register here.

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Part 3 - Marketing Your Internship to Find a Job.

You put in the hard work, developed new skills and had a summer full of new experiences. Now you want to make sure that you highlight and showcase your internship experience so that employers can clearly see the value you bring. We’ll share some tips on how to describe your internship experience in interviews and how to sell it on your resume, in your cover letters and while networking so that you’ll be better positioned to land the job you want.

August 5th, 2021. 12:00-1:30pm EST. Register here.

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If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please write to YES Employment + Entrepreneurship via info [at] yesmontreal.ca.

This workshop series is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Arts Tarr-Chevrefils Student Advising Fund.

Virtual Internship Workshop Series

Are you looking for an internship and nervous about how to interview remotely? Are you interning remotely and looking for advice on how to better adjust yourself to remote work? Do you need guidance on how to maintain professional relationships while interning virtually? 

The Arts Internship Office is here to support you! 

We've partnered with YES Employment + Entrepreneurship to bring you a virtual internship workshop series that help you succeed in remote internships. During this workshop series, you will learn how to ace a video internship interview, and remain engaged and productive in your daily activities while interning remotely. You will also learn how to build rapport with your colleagues remotely, so you feel like you're part of the team and succeed in your internship this summer! 

Part 1: How to Succeed while Interning in a Virtual Professional Environment. 

Part 2: How to Stay Motivated during your Virtual Internship.

All McGill students are welcome to attend! To find out when these workshops are taking place please follow our event calendar.

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If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please write to YES Employment + Entrepreneurship via info [at] yesmontreal.ca.

This workshop series is made possible through the generous support of the Faculty of Arts Tarr-Chevrefils Student Advising Fund.

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