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CaPS Job Search Events

Event

Join CaPS in our online and in-person courses. Empower your job search by taking as many of these courses as you need!


Coffee with Advisors

Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic) - Virtual

October 4, 2022 - Virtual
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Coffee with Career Advisors (MAC Campus) - In Person

October 5, 2022 - In Person (Macdonald Campus, Ceilidh, Centennial Centre)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic) - In Person

October 13, 2022 - In Person (3600 rue McTavish, Suite 2200)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic) - Virtual

October 20, 2022 - Virtual
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (MAC Campus) = In Person

October 25, 2022 - In Person (Macdonald Campus, Ceilidh, Centennial Centre)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL Theme - AIO) - Virtual

October 28, 2022 - Virtual
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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“Drop in” to meet some of your CaPS Career Advisors and ask your career-related questions! Our experienced team of graduate and undergraduate advisors are here to make it easier for you to get the information you need and take the next step in your employment journey.


C-Lounge - In Person (On Campus, downtown)

October 4, 2022 - In Person (On Campus, downtown)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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October 5, 2022 - In Person (On Campus, downtown)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The C-Lounge is our travelling tent outfitted with knowledgeable and friendly career advisors ready to answer all of your career-related questions. Pop by and see our Career Advisors outside 3600 McTavish (Student Services Building) with any questions that come to mind.


Crash Course in Interviewing - Virtual

October 6, 2022 - Virtual
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Boost your confidence before your interview. We will share our best interview preparation tips and explore the similarities and differences between interviewing virtually and in person. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  1. Prepare prior to an interview and know what constitutes post interview etiquette
  2. Develop strategies for communicating your skills and experiences in an interview
  3. Identify resources for preparing and practicing, to help build your confidence

Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 2: Tutorial Session on Networking and Career Exploration - In person (3600 rue McTavish, Suite 2200)

October 7, 2022 - In Person (3600 rue McTavish, Suite 2200)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This LinkedIn tutorial is designed to help students explore career paths, research prospective employers, search company profiles, reach out to Alumni, and build relationships with Industry professionals. You will learn how to make this networking platform work for you in your search for an exciting and meaningful career. Come prepared and ready to work with your LinkedIn account open!

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  1. Learn best practices for expanding your network and connecting with industry professionals
  2. Understand how to leverage the tools and features on LinkedIn in your career exploration.

Building Employment Strategies for Tomorrow (BEST) Conference - In person (3600 rue McTavish, room 5001)

October 15, 2022 - In Person (3600 rue McTavish, room 5001)
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Building Employment Strategies for Tomorrow (BEST) Student Conference is for international students, permanent residents, and recent Canadians. 

You may have heard that 85% of all jobs are filled via networking and that career success comes through developing diverse relationships. But how and where do you start? Right here! This conference will give you skills to learn from and network with McGill Alumni and McGill Professionals in order to start you on your path to developing your career network right here in Montreal.

  • 12:30 pm: Registration
  • 1 pm: Welcome Remarks
  • 1:15 pm: Alumni Opening Panel: A panel of young alumni reflect on their experiences on how to enter the workforce.
  • 2:15 pm: Sessions: Canadian Resume / LinkedIn
  • 3:15 pm: Break with light refreshments
  • 3:30 pm: Post Graduate Work Permit Session
  • 4:45 pm: Closing Remarks
  • 5 à 7 Networking Event at Thompson House

Seats are limited. If you are unable to attend, you must contact the CaPS office to cancel your registration. This will allow other students to participate in the event.

This student conference is a partnership with Career Planning Service (CaPS), International Student Services (ISS) and Desautels Career Centre. Sponsored by McGill University Advancement.


Managing your Time and Energy - Virtual

October 17, 2022 - Virtual
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Looking to stay motivated and use your time effectively this fall? Then join us for an interactive and informative time management workshop focused on ways to both survive and thrive!

By attending this course, you will:

  1. Gain insight into how you currently manage your time and energy
  2. Discuss best practices and learn practical time & attention management tips

Speaking to Your Strengths - In Person (3600 rue McTavish, Suite 2200)

October 18, 2022 - In Person (3600 rue McTavish, Suite 2200)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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This highly interactive session involves structured conversations that help clarify our thoughts and generate new ones to guide our careers. You’ll get to practice two core career skills employers seek in hires:

  • Interview skills – Prepare and confidently answer common interview questions by articulating who you are, storytelling, and listening
  • Self-Knowledge – by gaining clarity around your strengths and interests so you can speak to them more confidently with employers

Looking for Remote Work - Virtual

October 21, 2022 - Virtual
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Do you dream of working from anywhere in the world? Are you more productive and focused when you work from home? Does remote work suit your desired lifestyle? If you’re on the hunt for remote work, it is best to consider some important questions before jumping in feet first. Although remote work has many advantages, it’s important to remember that it is not for everyone and landing one might not be as easy as you think.

In this 1-hour workshop, we'll be sharing some tips and answering questions to help you navigate the remote job search process. We'll cover topics together such as:

  • What is your motivation for remote work
  • How to tell if remote work is right for you
  • Where to find remote jobs
  • Tools and skills you'll need for remote work
  • How to set yourself up for success as a remote worker

Design Thinking and Your Career (Part 2) - In Person (3600 rue McTavish, Suite 2200)

October 24, 2022 - In Person (3600 rue McTavish, Suite 2200)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Design thinking can help you plot out - with creativity, energy, and curiosity - a set of exciting options for your career path and life.

This session is a hands-on seminar designed as a follow-up for those who have taken Design Thinking and Your Career, Pt. 1.

In it, we will:

  1. Regroup and revisit Design Thinking principles
  2. Share and discuss the results of exercises completed since Pt. 1 of the workshop
  3. Brainstorm new pathways for career building

(AIO) Internship CV Writing Workshop - Virtual

October 25, 2022 - Virtual
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This workshop is presented by CaPS and the Arts Internship Office Are you thinking of applying for an internship? Come and learn how to write a great CV! This interactive course will be facilitated by two CaPS Career Advisors! Feel free to come with questions about your CV!

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand expectations around the format and purpose of CVs
  2. Identify strategies for customizing your application to specific internships
  3. Articulate your skills and accomplishments within the CV

(AIO) Internship Cover Letter Workshop - Virtual

October 27, 2022 - Virtual
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Presented by CaPS and the Arts Internship Offices Network. Are you thinking of applying for an internship? Learn how to write a cover letter that will highlight your strengths as an applicant! This interactive course will be facilitated by two CaPS Career Advisors! Feel free to come with questions about your cover letter!

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand expectations around the format and purpose of cover letters
  2. Identify strategies for customizing your application to specific internships
  3. Articulate skills and accomplishments within the cover letter

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the workshop start time. If slides are part of the workshop, all confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following a workshop. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


 

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