Work Your BA 2021 - January 18 to February 16

Event

Looking for career ideas, information, inspiration, motivation and advice?! Come to Work Your BA events to explore options, learn about different fields, and connect with McGill Alumni.

McGill's Career Planning Service (CaPS) and the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) have organized a buffet of events to feed your career curiosity.



WORK YOUR BA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

January 18 11:00 am- 12:00 pm Job Search Action Plan Workshop Online
January 19 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Career Exploration Part 1 - Intro to Design Thinking and Your Career Themes Online
January 26 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Public Policy Careers Online

January 27

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop! Online
January 28 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Career Exploration Part 2 - Discover how to use LinkedIn to Research Industries and Roles Online
February 2 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Non Profit/NGO & Community Service Fair Online
February 2 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Mapping the Possibilities – Transitioning Your B.A. to a Career in Cybersecurity

Online
February 9 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Research Design & Applied Anthropology Careers Online
February 10 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Getting Comfortable Negotiating Job Offers Online
February 11 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Speed Mentoring with Young Alumni Online
February 16 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Non-Profit Careers Online

Job Search Action Plan Workshop
January 18, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ready to start your summer or post-grad job search? This crash course will review the key strategies to use, and focus on helping you develop an action plan and a timeline to make sure you stay motivated and on target! 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.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn what job search strategies work well
  • Know what steps to take to organize your job search
  • Use our checklist to personalize your own action plan

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


Career Exploration Workshops: Demystify the process!
Feeling a bit lost and wondering how to get started with your career exploration? Attend our two-part crash course to demystify the process.

Career Exploration Part 1 - Intro to Design Thinking & the World of Work
January 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Learn about some of the mindsets and tools which can help you approach career exploration in a positive and open-minded way. We will discuss Design Thinking principles and how they apply to your career planning, reframe & debunk some common career myths and do a quick activity designed to help you reflect on and articulate your personal career “themes.”

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

Career Exploration Part 2 - Discover how to use LinkedIn to Research Industries and Roles
January 28, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Learn how to make LinkedIn work for you in your search for an exciting and meaningful career. This tutorial is designed to help B.A. students explore career paths, research prospective employers, search company profiles, reach out to Alumni, and build relationships with Industry professionals.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn best practices for expanding your network and connecting with industry professionals related to your career interests
  • Leverage the tools and features on LinkedIn to discover what Alumni are currently doing after their B.A.

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


Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Public Policy Careers
January 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Curious to learn more about a career in public policy?  Owen Ripley, at Canadian Heritage will talk about his experience and share insights on how to start off your career on a good note.

Owen Ripley, B.A. (Honours History & Political Science) and Bach of Civil Law
Director General, Broadcasting, Copyright & Creativity Marketplace
Canadian Heritage

Owen currently leads the Broadcasting, Copyright and the Creative Marketplace Branch at Canadian Heritage, which is the policy centre for broadcasting and copyright policy, CBC/Radio-Canada, the Canada Media Fund, the Creative Marketplace Lab on Data, Skills & Technology and the Digital Citizen Initiative. Much of his current work involves looking at the impact of digital technologies on Canadian policy and society.  Owen believes passionately in the potential of public policy to improve the lives of Canadians and in empowering teams to be as effective as possible.  A graduate of McGill University, Owen has both a B.A. degree (Honours History & Political Science) and a law degree.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenripley/

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop!
January 27, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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.

Speakers:

  • Brittany Williams B.A., B.C.L/LL.B - Acting Assistant Dean (Admissions & Recruitment), McGill Faculty of Law
  • Simone Samuels, B.C.L./LL.B. ’13 – Director of Outreach Programs at the Ontario Justice Education Network, Toronto
  • Cee Strauss, B.C.L./LL.B. ’16 – Staff Lawyer at the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Toronto
  • Patrick Visintini, B.C.L./LL.B. ’19 – Counsel for the Department of Justice Canada, Civil Litigation Directorate, Quebec Regional Office

Student Ambassadors:

  • Kayla Maria Rolland, 3L
  • Riley Klassen-Molyneaux, 3L

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.



Non-Profit / Community Org Fair
February 2, 2021
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Login at https://mcgill-caps-nonprofit.eventus.io to create your account and sign up for 1:1 video chats with various organizations and attend group sessions.

Check out the list of employers below and sign up today!

AFS Canada - Global Choice Canada

https://www.afscanada.org/

Agence Ometz-Jewish Family Services

http://www.ometz.ca

ANEB Quebec

https://anebquebec.com

Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation

http://archipelago.gr/en/get-involved/placements-and-internships/

Artistri Sud

http://www.artistrisud.org

Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec - Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ)

https://aseq-ehaq.ca/en/

Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM)

https://www.cffm-fcam.ca/

Center for the Promotion of Global Health

http://www.cpgh.ca

Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement

http://cqde.org

Charity Intelligence Canada (Ci Canada)

https://www.charityintelligence.ca

Dress for Success Montréal

https://montreal.dressforsuccess.org/

Explorations

http://explorationslearning.com

Face à Face (CANCELLED)

https://faceafacemontreal.org/

Friendship Circle

http://Friendshipcircle.ca

Frontier College Frontière

http://frontiercollege.ca

Hand Over Hand (H2O) Network

https://handoverhand.net

Health Innovation Initiative

https://www.healthinnovationinitiative.com/

Hear Quebec

https://hearhear.org/

Intensive Care Unit Bridge Program

https://www.icubridgeprogram.org/

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

https://www.itk.ca/

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca

McGill - Career Planning Service (CaPS) / McGill - Service de planification de carrière (CaPS)

http://www.mcgill.ca/caps

MinibiblioPLUS

https://minibiblioplus.org/index.php/en/

Missing Children's Network

https://www.missingchildrensnetwork.ngo/

Mkono Microfinance

https://www.mkono.org/

Peace Corps

https://www.peacecorps.gov/

Peter-McGill Community Council

https://petermcgill.org/en/

Projet Communautaire de Pierrefonds

http://pcpwi.ca

Santropol Roulant

http://www.santropolroulant.org

Shelter Movers / Transit Secours

https://sheltermovers.com/

Sports Montréal

http://www.sportsmontreal.com

Sun Youth / Jeunesse au Soleil

http://www.sunyouthorg.com

The New England Center for Children

http://www.necc.org/

The Refugee Centre

http://therefugeecentre.org

UpstartED

https://www.upstarted.org/

Venture For Canada

http://www.VentureForCanada.ca

YES Employment + Entrepreneurship

http://www.yesmontreal.ca

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

http://www.ysb.ca

Youth Stars

http://youthstarsfoundation.org/


Mapping the Possibilities – Transitioning Your B.A. to a Career in Cybersecurity
February 2, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Want to know how to frame your BA skills for emerging careers like cybersecurity? Whether you are studying Political Science or Psychology, join BA alumni for an interactive session on their unconventional career paths. Kathy Liu (McGill BA’15), Cyrielle Noël and Diana Aleksanyan will share their journeys overcoming the confidence gap, and walk you through tailored transferable skills mappings that chart the paths from different arts disciplines to cybersecurity.  These mappings are completed as part of their award-winning Inclusive Cyber project from the Global Shaper Montréal hub, which is part of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Research Design & Applied Anthropology Careers
February 9, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Curious to learn more about a career in research design and applied anthropology? Chloé Roubert, Anthropology Lead at Sonder Design Collective will give you a closer look at her role, share advice on how to start a career in design and the skills and qualifications needed.

Chloé Roubert, BA Art History & Communications, Masters Anthropology
Anthropology Lead
Sonder Design Collective

Chloé is an applied anthropologist fascinated with how humans make meaning and organize the world around them. For a decade she has worked in design settings where she has led ethnographic research, facilitated conversations and driven analysis to uncover the insights that lead to more purposeful and human-centered systems, tools, and practices.

As part of Sonder Collective, a design co-operative, she collaborates with partners and communities on complex global health, humanitarian and social innovation challenges. Among some her current projects she is using an HCD approach to reconsider 'the why' behind the workings of the DRCongo's data immunization system.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


Getting Comfortable Negotiating Job Offers
February 10, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Empower the final stages of your job search by learning more about the negotiation process. We will discuss the importance of evaluating job offers, the benefits of negotiating and strategies to best prepare for these conversations. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess a job offer and identify important aspects to consider
  • Define negotiation, and understand factors influencing negotiations
  • Understand the benefits of negotiating and develop strategies to prepare for the process

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


Speed Mentoring with Young Alumni
February 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wondering about career possibilities and options following your BA? Inspiration awaits at our young alumni 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

MENTORS:

Paula Barbaresso, BA’19, Mental Health Consultant, Bell

Emma Beer-Beauchamp, BA’17, Project Administration Officer, Global Affairs Canada

Kieran Cousins, BA’17, Senior Data Analyst, Loblaw Digital

Omer Juma, BA’16, Project Manager, McGill Institute for Integrated Management & Founder and Catalyzer, 4Days4Lines (Metro Accessibility Action-Research)

Ida Mahmoudi, BA’16, Lawyer, Goodmans LLP

Udita Samuel, BA’17, Ontario Regional Advisor and Parliamentary Secretary’s Assistant, Office of the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth

Faraji Sina, BA’18, Research Assistant, Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill & Full-time Law Student at Université de Montréal

Cleona Tsang, BA’17, Project Manager, In Social Inc.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Non-Profit Careers
February 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Curious to learn more about a career in the charitable sector? Marina Boulos-Winton, Executive Director of Chez Doris will share her experience and answer your questions.

Marina Bolos-Winton, BA Psychology, Graduate Diploma Applied Management
Executive Director
Chez Doris

Marina Boulos-Winton is the Executive Director of Chez Doris, a day shelter for women in difficulty, a position she has held since April 2015. During the last several years, she has also been a course lecturer at the Université de Montréal in the Certificate of Philanthropy Program for the Faculty of Continuing Education as well as a consultant for a variety of non-profit organizations. Prior to this, between 2009 and 2012, she was the President & CEO of the Foundation of Greater Montreal. Between 1997 and 2009, she was based in New York City, where she held positions as the Executive Director of the High Water Women Foundation, President and CEO of the national “I Have a Dream Foundation®,” and as an Assistant National Executive Director of the YWCA of the USA, and earlier, held senior executive positions with the national fundraising consulting firm, CCS Fundraising Inc. and with United Way of New York City. In Montreal, from 1993 to 1997, Marina was Executive Director of Le Bon Dieu Dans la Rue, and preceding this, served as Executive Director of Tel-Aide. She is a graduate of McGill University and holds a BA with a major is psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Management.

Under Marina’s leadership, Chez Doris’ annual operating budget has increased from $950,000 to $3.6 million and its team has increased from 11 to 42 employees. The organization has launched a capital campaign to raise funds for an emergency night shelter for homeless women as well as a permanent residence with 26 affordable apartments for vulnerable women; these two new points of service will be launched late next year.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.


 

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