Meet the ECC + Empower team!


Julie Godin
Associate Director, Engineering Career Centre

Julie Godin joined the McGill Engineering Career Centre - ECC in 2010. She oversees all ECC activities while actively taking part in various roles including career advising and industry outreach.

Julie holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering Physics and possesses 10 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. She is always thrilled to share her industry knowledge with the students as well as to connect them with professional engineers.


Maureen Huddleson
Administrator, Engineering Career Centre

Maureen joined the McGill Engineering Career Centre in August 2007 and is enjoying every moment of her work with external employers and students. Prior to that, she worked at the John Molson School of Business in the Career Centre.

She enjoys swimming, biking, and travelling.


Benjamin Isaac, MFA
Internships Associate – Engineering Internship Program [EIP]

Benjamin Isaac has worked at McGill University since 2004, encompassing a wide variety of roles ranging from Academic Advisor to Administrative Coordinator to Program Manager. After joining the Engineering Career Centre in February 2016, Benjamin actively incorporates new technologies, media and innovative solutions to promote career development initiatives with industry professionals, engineering students and student groups to further enhance their experience at the Faculty of Engineering.

Benjamin holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production and Production Management from Miami International University, and enjoys travelling, film, cooking and sports.


Tim Paterson
Industry Liaison Associate / Career Coach

Tim Paterson joined McGill in 2021 after 12 years of experience working in the Mining and Metals industry. He has leadership experience in HR and commercial roles in a Global 500 company, including as global manager of a graduate talent program that onboarded more than 400 technical roles per year. Tim is thrilled to be using his knowledge and networks to help students to successfully launch their careers.

Tim holds a BA in Pacific & Asian Studies from the University of Victoria, and he enjoys sports, video games, camping and spending time with his family.


Elizaveta (Lisa) Vorontsova
Industry Liaison Associate / Career Coach

Elizaveta (Lisa) Vorontsova joined McGill in 2023 after more than 10 years of experience working as a Japanese language Instructor and Interpreter in Russia, Japan and Canada. She has trained plenty of her students from zero level of Japanese to advanced, enabling them to study and work in Japan. Now, she is ready to help McGill students successfully communicate with their potential employers and jump-start their careers.

Lisa holds an MA in Asian & African Studies from the University of Moscow. Outside the office, you would probably find her reading or humming Bollywood songs. She also finds inspiration in drawing and dancing.


Amy Malenfant
Industry Liaison Associate 
/ Career Coach – Software Engineering Co-op

Amy Malenfant joined the McGill Engineering Student Centre – MESC in 2022 and quickly moved up the ranks by showcasing her dedication and willingness to learn to acquire a new position within McGill Engineering Career Centre – ECC in 2023.

Prior to McGill she had a 15 year career working in the interior design industry in Canada and the USA.

She is ready to put her industry experience to use to guide and connect students to co-op opportunities. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, spending time with family/friends & design.


Esraa Hendy, MBA
Administrative Coordinator - Engineering Internship Program [EIP]

Esraa Hendy joined the McGill Engineering Career Centre team in July 2023.

Esraa has a solid experience as an administrative support specialist in higher education and industry, as she has been active in several roles for more than 20 years.

She completed a Master of Business Administration “MBA” degree, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance as well as the German school diploma. Together with her experience and interest in supporting McGill students and employers, she is ready to support and help students in the McGill Engineering Internship Program.

She enjoys travelling, swimming and spending time with family and friends.


Rachel Schafts
Empower - Skills Development Advisor / Career Coach

Rachel Schafts joined the Engineering Career Centre team as a Career Advisor / Industry Liaison Associate in September 2019, after a 15-year career in human resources, recruitment and career transition advising in the USA, UK and Canada. In her current role, she focuses on supporting, promoting and creating experiential learning opportunities for students to help them turn theoretical training into real-world practice.

Rachel holds a master’s degree in Human Resources & Industrial Relations and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys photography, travelling, chasing storms and Pilates.

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