Work Your BA, What Next? - January 25 - February 2, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017toThursday, February 2, 2017

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.

[to view the speakers and their bios, click here]


B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop!
January 25th, 4:30 – 6:00pm
New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 101

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.


Ali Martin-Mayer, B.C.L./LL.B, McGill
Assistant Dean (Admissions and Recruitment), McGill Faculty of Law

Me Adam Drori, BA’07, B.C.L./LL.B’10
Associate at Stikeman Elliott LLP

Me Gillian Nycum, BA’02, B.C.L./LL.B’06
Director of Strategic Initiatives at Human Impact Lab
Previously Special Assistant, M.P. David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary, International Trade

Sara Pierre, BA’15, 2nd year Law Student

Trevor May, BA’14, MA’16, 1st year Law Student

Summer Opportunities: Jobs and Internships
January 26th, 2:30 – 4:00pm
Leacock 232

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.


Jan Bottomer, Career Counsellor, McGill Career Planning Service
Anne Turner, Faculty of Arts Internship Manager, McGill Arts Internship Office
Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo, Internship Office Coordinator, McGill Arts Internship Office

Thinking of a Career with the UN?
January 27th, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
SSMU Ballroom

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. Leslie Cleland, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management in the Office of Human Resources Management of the UN in New York.

FSWEP – Federal Student Work Experience Program
January 30th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 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 from presenter Christian McIntyre, Human Resources Advisor, Public Service Commission.


Christian McIntyre, HR Advisor, Quebec Regional Branch, Public Service Commission of Canada

CV Drop In
January 30th, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Brown 2200 (CaPS Library)

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 Social Justice Panel
January 30th, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm
Brown 5001

Passionate about issues of social justice? Want to make a difference in your career? 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.


Kira Page, , BA’11, Communications and Membership Engagement Coordinator at Centre for Community Organizations (COCo)

Shanice Yarde, BA’13, Equity Educational Advisor (Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity), Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE), McGill University

Matthew Halse, BA, MA’10, PhD’15, Executive Director, AIDS Community Care Montreal

Raoul Gebert, BA’03, MSc’06, PhD’12, Research Fellow, Interuniversity Research Centre for Globalization and Work (CRIMT) and Lecturer, Université de Montréal; previously Chief of Staff, Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition

Speed Mentoring Event
January 31st, 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!


Matthew Bouchard, BA’11, MLIS ‘14
Executive Director, The Yellow Door

Sean Coleman, BA’14
Sports Anchor at CTV Montreal

Michelle Dillon, BA’15
HR Graduate, Analyst, Atlantic Operations at Rio Tinto

Gaël Meagher, BA’05, MiM’08 
Director of Product Management at Busbud

Madeline LaRue, BA’11
Scripting/Editorial Process Specialist at Deluxe Media Inc. f/k/a Deluxe Digital Studios, Inc.

Ricardo Assemat, BA’05, MBA’16
Associate, Consulting & Deals – Workday, PwC Canada

Niamh Leonard, BA’15
Social Innovation Associate in the President's Office at the McConnell Foundation

Alexandre Meterissian, BA’12 
Senior Consultant, HATLEY Conseillers en stratégie

Géraud Banlier, BA’15
Talent Acquisition Specialist at The Createch Group

Aasit Thakkar, BA ‘09
Global Director at DressQode™ Strategies

Alexandra Almonte, BA’12
Paralegal, Immigration Specialist at KPMG Law LLP

Zev Moses, BA’05, Masters of City Planning ‘08
Executive Director at Museum of Jewish Montreal

NGO/Non-Profit Fair
February 1st, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm  
Madeleine Parent Room, Shatner Building (SSMU)

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

List of participating organizations:

AIESEC McGill - http://aiesec.ca

Asia-Pacific Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation- http://www.apyef.org/

Artistri Sud - http://www.artistrisud.org

Centre MultiÉcoute - http://multiecoute.org/index.php/en/

CHIP/CAPA - http://www.hearhear.org

Collective Community Services - http://www.ccs-montreal.org

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) - http://www.colorectal-cancer.ca/

Cuso International - http://www.cusointernational.org

Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education - http://www.equitas.org

Équiterre - http://www.equiterre.org/

Federation CJA - http://www.federationcja.org

Frontier College - http://www.frontiercollege.ca

Greene Avenue Community Center - http://www.centregreene.org/en

HorizonCosmopolite - http://www.horizoncosmopolite.com/

Kids Code Jeunesse - http://kidscodejeunesse.org/home/

LOVE-Leave Out Violence - http://quebec.leaveoutviolence.org/

Ometz - http://www.ometz.ca

NOVA Montreal - https://www.novamontreal.com/

Peace Corps - http://www.peacecorps.gov

PIVS Kenya Internship - http://www.pivskenya.org

Public Outreach - http://www.publicoutreach.ca

Quebec Environmental Law Centre (CQDE) - https://cqde.org/

Quebec-Florida Chamber of Commerce - https://www.ccquebecflorida.com/en/#!event-list

Share the Warmth - http://www.sharethewarmth.ca

Société de la SLA du Québec - http://www.sla-quebec.ca

Society for the Protection of Animals canada - http://www.spacanada.org

The Bloom Initiative - http://www.bloominitiative.org/

The Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment (QLF) - http://www.qlf.org

The Stardust-Startup Factory - http://starduststartupfactory.org

The Teapot - http://theteapot.org

The Yellow Door - http://www.yellowdoor.org/

TQSOI - http://www.tqsoi.org

Voyages Inter-Cultures - http://www.voyagesinter-cultures.com

YES - http://www.yesmontreal.ca

LinkedIn Profile Workshop
February 2nd, 10:00am - 11:00am
Brown 2200 (CaPS Library)

Looking to polish your LinkedIn profile, and to make the most of this professional networking site in your job search? Don’t miss this great workshop facilitated by the CaPS Career Leaders, who will explain how to create a professional LinkedIn profile, and how best to use this platform to network and how to find employment opportunities. 

Careers in Public Health - Panel
February 2nd, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Brown 2200 (CaPS Library)

Interested in public health, research, and health policy? Wondering what these kinds of positions entail and what it takes to work in the field? Come hear from our diverse range of speakers who have taken a range of paths in their health-related careers and will be sharing their experience, advice and expertise.

Ahsan Sadiq, BA’06, Dip. Business Management ‘07
Healthcare Research Manager at Environics Research Group

Jackie Rosenhek, BA’05, Masters of Public Administration’10
Health Policy Professional
Grant Administrator, McGill University - Institute for Health and Social Policy

Colin Steensma, BA’99, MSc Epidemiology ’03
Analyst / Epidemiologist at Public Health Agency of Canada

Hrishov Sarker, MSc Public Health '15
Research Coordinator at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

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Andrew Heintzman, BA, MA
Author, and of CEO InvestEco Capital
Feb. 1st, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm Brown 2200 (CaPS Library)

Andrew is the CEO and co-founder of InvestEco Capital. Andrew sits on a number of corporate boards, including Vital Farms, 100km Foods, Farms & Forks and Maple Hill Creamery. Andrew is also a director of the Tides Canada Foundation and CanadaHelps.org. In addition, he sits on the Steering Committee of Sustainable Prosperity and he is an advisor to the MGA program at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Andrew was the chair of the Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario from 2008 to 2012. Andrew is the author of The New Entrepreneurs: Building a Green Economy for the Future. Andrew has a BA and an MA from McGill University.

Robert Walsh, BA, MBA, JD
Chief Financial Crime Officer & Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, AXA Group
Feb. 8th 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Brown 2200 (CaPS Library)

Bob Walsh has global responsibility for financial crime compliance at AXA.  This includes AML, international sanctions and anti-bribery.  In addition he is AXA Group’s Deputy Chief Compliance Officer.  Outside of AXA he chairs the Sanctions in Insurance Roundtable, which is an informal association of the world’s largest insurers, reinsurers and brokers, who collaborate with senior public sector officials on the intersection of international sanctions issues and international commercial insurance.  He has also participated as a private sector representative in FATF consultative meetings and the US Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group.  Bob studied at McGill University, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Ivey School of Business.

Work Your B.A. BONUS! Politics and Youth Engagement
Peter Schiefke, MP Vaudreuil—Soulanges https://peterschiefke.liberal.ca/en/
Feb 10th 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Chancellor Day Hall  - Law Moot Court

Mr. Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Youth, will be at McGill to discuss how his education and student engagement brought him to where he is today.   In his youth, Mr. Schiefke`s passion for politics frequently brought him to Ottawa for Question Period, where his desire to serve his country only grew. During his time at university, he was active in founding several student led sustainability programs, ultimately earning him the position of National Director at the Al Gore Foundation.   Now, as a Member of Parliament, he strives to ensure that Canada`s youth get involved in the process of governance, and hopes to see more young Canadians take an active role in the decision making process in Canada.

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