CaPS September Online Job Search Event

Event

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

 

Coffee with Careers Advisors for Graduate Students
September 2, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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“Drop in” to our open zoom forum 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.


Coffee with Career Advisors (On Campus Recruitment Topic)
September 7, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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“Drop in” to our open zoom forum to meet some of your CaPS Career Advisors and ask questions about:

  • How on-campus recruitment works
  • Researching the industries and companies that interest you
  • How to leave employers with a good impression
  • Preparing a targeted CV or CL

Note: Organizations tend to be, but are not limited to, the Consulting, Finance, Engineering, and Information Technology sectors.


Decoding the Academic Market
September 7, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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If you are a graduate student who is curious about academic careers or preparing to go on the academic market, this workshop is for you. In this workshop we will provide insight into the overall structure and calendar(s) of the academic market, offer information about the recruiting and interview process, and share tips and insight into preparing documents for your academic application and portfolio. Note: this workshop will address general strategies for academic careers from all disciplines.

Learning objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the academic job market
  2. Learn about the various stages in the academic hiring process
  3. Get tips and strategies for writing and assembling your application material and portfolio

Coffee with Career Advisors (Career Fairs & Info Sessions)
September 16, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Drop in” to our open zoom forum to meet some of your CaPS Career Advisors and ask questions about:

  • How a virtual career fair works
  • Get last-minute CV writing tips / LinkedIn
  • Learn how to prepare for a virtual career fair
  • Hear what questions should you prepare for your 1-on-1 video sessions with exhibitors
  • Gain insights on how to create a good first impression and present yourself well to exhibitor

Coffee with Career Advisors (Open Topic)
September 21, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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September 30, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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“Drop in” to our open zoom forum 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.


Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters
September 9, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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September 28, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Empower your job or internship search with outstanding applications. We will share tips, advice and insight to make sure your CV and cover letter tell your story and highlight your skills, experience and unique value to an employer.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

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

Networking for Introverts and others Who Hate Networking

September 14, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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You have heard it before, most people find jobs through networking & need to tap into the hidden job market. But what if you are tapped out, don’t know anyone & dread having to cold call? Designed by and with introverts in mind, this workshop will explore the many ways to build your network without saying a word. If you have ever wondered how you will promote yourself, keep a conversation going or follow up on one, this workshop is for you!

This workshop will identify and explore key components of effective in-person communication throughout the job search process. As a result of attending this workshop, students will be able to:

  1. Approach networking with less anxiety.
  2. Have ideas on how to reach out to people effectively.
  3. Be aware of the impact of non-verbal communication.
  4. Understand that most jobs are found through the hidden job market and that networking is a win-win situation. 

Meet and Greet your Career and Local Wellness Advisors (Open to International Students Only)

September 14, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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September 24, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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“Drop in” to our open zoom forum to meet some of your CaPS Career Advisors and your Local Wellness Advisor (LWA).  Our experienced team will give a brief overview of our respective services and programming, and then answer all your questions. We want to make it easy for you to get the career and health information you need and take the next step in your journey at McGill.


Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 1: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started

September 17, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Boost your job or internship search with a polished LinkedIn profile. We will explain how to create a professional LinkedIn presence, share quick tips on what to post during this challenging time and explore how to leverage this platform to build your network.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  1. Learn tips and tricks to build a impactful profile (and mistakes to avoid)
  2. Discover how to expand your network of key contacts, build credibility, and apply LinkedIn intelligence in your job search
  3. Understand best practices on how to use LinkedIn during COVID-19 The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. 

It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint: Managing Your Time and Energy While Working/Studying From Home

September 20, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Looking to stay motivated and use your time effectively while working and/or studying from home this fall? Then join us for an interactive and informative time management workshop focused on ways to survive and even thrive during a remote work/school semester.

By attending this course, you will:

  1. Gain insight into how you currently manage your time and energy
  2. Discuss best practices and coping strategies for effectively working/studying from home
  3. Learn practical time & attention management tips The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time.

Connecting your Dots: Converting an Academic CV to a Resume

September 21, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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You’re finishing your graduate degree and exploring careers beyond the academy – but how do you convert your academic cv into something legible and meaningful for employers outside higher education? Join us for a workshop sharing strategies for translating your record of academic achievement into a new document – a resume - designed for non-academic job applications. Open to all: This session is designed for graduate students and postdocs, and open to undergraduates.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn about the differences between academic cv’s and non-academic industry resumes
  2. Identify transferrable skills and learn how to articulate them as relevant experience in the context of a non-academic job application
  3. Feel confident rethinking your career stories and applying for jobs outside academia

Crash Course in Interviewing

September 23, 2021
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 
     

Same Day Advising Appointment with a CaPS Career Advisor

Register for a same-day advising appointment to get a quick answer to a career-related question or have a speedy 1-on-1 review of your CV/CL by a CaPS Advisor. Students will join the Zoom call waiting room and be seen on a first-come-first-served basis. Make sure you have your documents ready to go!

  • Same day sessions are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the morning and afternoon.
  • Sessions last up to 15 minutes.
  • There are a limited number of sessions available each day.

Note: No personal statements will be reviewed during same day advising. You must book a separate appointment for personal statements by emails careers.caps [at] mcgill.ca

For Undergraduate Students

September 8, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 7)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 7)

September 10, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 9)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 9)

September 15, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 14)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 14)

September 17, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 16)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 16)

September 22, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 21)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 21)

September 24, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 23)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 23)

September 29, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 28) 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 28)

For Graduate Students

September 13, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 12)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 12)

September 20, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 19)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 19)

September 27, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 26) 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Register through myFuture (viewable to register on myFuture on Sept 26)
 


The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. Please note that these sessions may be recorded. To qualify for CCR recognition, you must register for and sign into the online zoom event using your McGill email address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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