Work Your BA 2022 Career Events

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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 19 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 
Industry Insider - WYBA 2022 Edition: A Closer Look at Communications Careers
Online
January 24 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Job Search Action Plan Workshop Online
January 25 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop! Online

January 27

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Career Exploration Part 1 - Intro to Design Thinking & Your Career Themes Online
February 1 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Non Profit/NGO & Community Service Fair Online
February 2 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Industry Insider - WYBA 2022 Edition: A Closer Look at Public Relations Careers Online
February 3 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt1:  Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started Online
February 8 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Career Exploration Part 2 - Discover How to Use LinkedIn to Research Industries and Roles Online
February 9 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Industry Insider - WYBA 2022 & Public Service Edition: A Closer Look at Sustainability Careers Online
February 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Early Career Chronicles, WYBA Edition: Launching a Career in Digital Content Creation

Online

Industry Insider - WYBA 2022 Edition: A Closer Look at Communications Careers
January 19, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wondering how to build a communications career with a BA? Come hear what Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, City of Côte Saint-Luc has to say & get your questions answered.

Darryl Levine was born and raised in Montreal. He graduated from Vanier College (Liberal Arts), McGill University (Philosophy), and Concordia University (Journalism). He has worked in marketing and communications for 20-plus years with stints at YES Montreal, I.C. Axon (e-learning), Kelly+Aylen Marketing Communications, Openface Internet, and the City of Côte Saint-Luc. Small teams require one to do a lot of things well (or well-enough), so he has added to his skill-set videography, video editing, website creation, graphic design, and social media management.


Job Search Action Plan Workshop
January  24, 2022
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Ready to start your summer or post-grad job search? This crash course will review 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

B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop!
January 25, 2022
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 law alumni.

*The event will take place via WebEx Events. The link will be emailed to all confirmed registrants on January 25th.

Speakers:

  • Andra Syvänen, BA, MSc, BCL/LLB - Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment, McGill Faculty of Law

Student Ambassadors:

  • Darena Muça, 3L
  • Pierre Dushime, 2L
  • Raphaella Hassan, 3L

Alumni :

  • Rosel Kim, Staff Lawyer at Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), BCL/LLB 2015
  • Olivier Jarda, Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel, Climate and Nature Solutions, BCL/LLB 2016


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 & Your Career Themes
January 27, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 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.”

Career Exploration Part 2 - Discover how to use LinkedIn to Research Industries and Roles
February 8, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 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.
     

Non-Profit / Community Org Fair
February 1, 2022
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Student Registration:- you will be required to register to create your account and sign up for 1:1 video chats with various organizations and attend group sessions, registration opens on January 24: https://mcgill-caps-nonprofit.eventus.io

List of Participating organizations - click here


Industry Insider - A Closer Look at Public Relations Careers
February 2, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Speaker:

Meg Sethi, CEO & Agency Director Alchemysts Inc.


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

February 3, 2022
2:30 pm - 3:30 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:

  • Learn tips and tricks to build a impactful profile (and mistakes to avoid)
  • Discover how to expand your network of key contacts, build credibility, and apply LinkedIn intelligence in your job search
  • Understand best practices on how to use LinkedIn during COVID-19

Industry Insider - WYBA 2022 & Public Service Edition: A Closer Look at Sustainability Careers
February 9, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wondering what to do with your BA in Environmental Studies & Development?  Come hear what Jelena Lalic has to say about working in the private sector & the municipal government and how her athletics helped her in her work!

Speaker/Bio:

Jelena finished her BA in Environment and Development at the McGill's School of Environment and her Masters in Geography, Public Policy and Public Administration at Concordia University. She has  been working for three years in the private sector at ERA Environmental and eight years of experience working for the City of Montreal in environment. Throughout her career at the city, she put in place the ISO 14001 environmental management system for the borough of Saint-Laurent which won at the Montreal Sustainability Gala in 2015 as the first public institution in Québec putting in place such a project. She  also has experience in various projects related to the environment such as leading green alley projects, implementing organic waste, managing community gardens, working in partnership with local NGOs among other things. She also has 15 years of experience in coaching track and field at the provincial and national levels, working for the Saint-Laurent Sélect track and field club, that helped her throughout her career in environment.

Raynald Macher-Poitras obtained his B. Eng. at McGill University and then his M.Sc. in environmental science at UQAM. After more than 10 years working in sustainable urban redevelopment at Ville de Montréal, he is now head of the ecological transition section at Le Sud-Ouest where he manages a team of professionals working on climate change adaptation projects, urban agriculture and sustainable transportation.


Early Career Chronicles, WYBA Edition: Launching a Career in Digital Content Creation
February 10, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Speaker/Bio:

Zoe Countess, BA’21, Digital Content Creator, McGill University Health Centre Foundation

Zoe is a social media manager with extensive experience in community management, content creation, social media, digital marketing, and copywriting, and an academic background in linguistics and foreign languages.


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

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