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Work Your BA - January 29 - February 7, 2018


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


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.


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!


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


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

Sign up for a time slot by using the following link wejoinin

Please ensure that you enter your first name, last name and student ID when you sign up. Sign-ups are limited to 5 students every 10 minutes.


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, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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.


John Van Heest (BA’05, Grad Diploma in PR/CM '16) – Communications Administrator at McGill University, Teaching and Learning Services

Christina Kozakiewicz (BA’06, Grad Diploma in Journalism ’08)- Communications Officer at McGill University

Johanne Cadorette (BA’89) - Manager, Advertising and Communications, Cargo at Air Canada

Sean Coleman (BA’14) - Sports Anchor/Reporter at CTV News (2015-2017) & Host/Sports Anchor/Producer at TSN Radio (2010-present)

Summer Opportunities: Jobs and Internships
January 30th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lev Bukhman (University Centre, Room 203)

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.


Melanie Walkty, Career Counsellor, McGill Career Planning Service

Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo, Internship Office Coordinator, McGill Arts Internship Office

B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop!
January 30th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 100

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.


Trevor May (current Law student)

Sara Gold (current Law student)

Alex Shee (alumni):

Melissa Gaul (alumni):

Gillian Nycum, Acting Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment:

NGO/Non-Profit Fair
January 31st, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm  
University Centre, Shatner Ballroom (SSMU)

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

Agence Ometz


Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

Centre d’action bénévole de Montréal (CABM)

Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement

Chabad Lifeline

Chnatiers Jeunesse


Club ALinK

Colorectal Cancer Canada


Crossroads International CCI

Cuso International

Dans la rue

Douglas Mental Health University Institute Foundation

East Island Network for English Language Services

End Poverty Now

Equitas-International Centre for Human Rights Education



Greene Avenue Community Center

Horizon Cosmopolite

International Committee of the Red Cross

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Kids Code Jeunesse

Mer et Monde

Montréal Centre for Learning Disabilities

Quebec-Florida Chamber of Commerce!event-list

Pamoja International Voluntary Services

Pathways to Education

Prevention CDN/NDG / Prévention CDN/NDG


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

Ten Thousand Villages

The Missing Children's Network

The New England Center for Children

The Refugee Centre


The Yellow Door (CANCELLED)

Women in Cities International

Tim Horton Children's Foundation

YES Montreal (Youth Employment Services)

Youth Stars Foundation - Danse Quebec

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 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.


Noga Aharony, Co-President of Effective Altruists at McGill

Zain Hussain, Co-President of Effective Altruists at McGill


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. Join us for a lively evening of good conversation, wine & cheese (FREE!).


Alexandre Meterissian (BA’12, MBA’14) - Senior Consultant, HATLEY Conseillers en stratégie

Lauren Duvall (BA’14) - Talent Acquisition Partner at Aimia

Mandy Poon (BA’09, MA’11) –Strategic Planning Consultant, Digital and Brand (Freelance)

Elliot Aglioni (BA’ 11, BCL/LLB’15) - Lawyer at Eidelmann Law Inc.

Diane Touren (BA’08)- Client Service and Sales Coordinator at Cegid

Adriana Paez (BA’06, MA’07) - Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP)

Alyssa Tuman (BA’15) – Customer Success Manager at GradeSlam

Rebecca Neirinck (BA’11)- Human Resources Generalist at the Canadian Olympic Committee

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: Making 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!


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
Leacock 26

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 learn about the various opportunities in tech and hear from 5 talented women who have found their place in today’s fastest-growing industry.


Hélène Senechal (BA’98) - Inside Sales at Scalar Decisions

Anna Hogarth (BA '16, Diploma in PR/CM) – Support Specialist at LANDR Audio

Sandra Velezmoro (BA’04) – Project/Program Specialist M&E Film TV Solutions at Autodesk

Kelly O'Toole, University Recruiter at Autodesk

Genevieve Danforth (BA’02)- Production Manager at Ubisoft Montreal

Lauren Mandelker (BA’ 14)- Project Manager, VMC


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.


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:

Arts Jobs Fair -CANCELLED-
February 13, 2018, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
SSMU 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


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