Fall acquisitions update, plus information on volunteering


It's been some time since our last update but, I'm sure we can all agree, this session has been a busy one. Below is a list of our newest books, periodicals and DVDs to help you develop your career, plus some links to articles of interest. Read on for resources on entrepreneurship and freelancing; careers in the arts, medicine, and public health; where to find non-profit and community services in Montreal; how to find funding for study in the U.S.; and discovering the value of 'manual work'.

Books and DVDs

  • Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career
  • Beyond Education: Royal Military College of Canada / Au-delà de l'éducation: Collège militaire royal du Canada 2007-2008 (DVD)
  • Charting Your Future: A Guide to a Career in Medicine
  • The Creative Writing MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Students
  • Directory of Community Services of Greater Montreal / Répertoire des services communautaires du Grand Montréal 2008-2009
  • Directory of Self-Help Groups in the Greater Montreal Area / Répertoire de groupes d'entraide dans le Grand Montréal 2009
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
  • Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself
  • Funding for United States Study
  • Le Guide Choisir - Université 2010
  • A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service
  • Management Roles: Life Sciences Panel, October 2009 (DVD)
  • Luck is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career
  • Moments in Leadership: Case Studies in Public Health Policy and Practice
  • Palmarès des carrières 2009
  • Public Health and Policy Library (CD - three books in PDF format- The Pfizer Guide to Careers in Public Health, The Faces of Public Health and Milestones in Public Health)
  • Research Careers Outside Academia: Life Sciences Panel, October 2009 (DVD)
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
  • Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada
  • What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question

Magazines and serials

Maclean's University Rankings '09 is now in! This edition ranks the best schools in Canada, the top programs and professors, and reveals where to find the most scholarships. This item is available for onsite consultation only- ask for it at the front desk.

The latest issue of Verge magazine is available in print in the CaPS Resource Centre and online through myFuture, under the Documents tab- click on Career Resources and choose CaPS-Subscription from the drop-down menu. The latest issue includes the 2010 Go Abroad Directory, tips on how to choose an ethical volunteer programme, and an overview of teaching English in Argentina. You may also wish to consult their Study Abroad Guide.

The Fall 2009 American Lawyer student edition is now available and includes a summer associates survey with rankings of firms.

Free copies of The Career Planning Guide for 1st and 2nd year are available on our shelves in the hallway just outside of our office. Topics discussed include CVs and interviewing. We also have free copies of Fuel Inc., a new careers magazine. This issue features 204 ‘mindblowing’ jobs, advice on how to use Facebook responsibly, and confessions from parents on how they 'screwed up'.

Current Jobs in Liberal Arts, an entry-level careers employment bulletin published twice per month, has a new online format with listings updated daily. Access the bulletin and online updates via myFuture.

The latest job postings from The International Educator are available on myFuture.

Other bits and pieces

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in Montreal? Ask to see our recently updated Montreal Volunteer Opportunities binder, which contains pamphlets and informational material from dozens of local organisations. In exchange for your valuable services, volunteering can help you gain experience and contacts. While we're on the topic, check out this article about Katimavik, a Canadian youth volunteer program. VPN connection required.

Katimavik's surprising resurrection: Our national volunteer service gets new impetus with the economic slump and Obama's election

Arts students, feeling forgotten or uncertain? Take heart, for you have much to offer, affirms the Vancouver Sun.

A matter of degrees: 'Arts grads are more well-rounded and have the ability to think outside the box'

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to visit us in room 2200 of the Brown building, call 514-398-3304 ext. 00950, or caps.library [at] mcgill.ca (e-mail) us.











Contact Information

Vanessa Franco
Career Planning Service
caps.library [at] mcgill.ca
Office Phone: 
514-398-3304 ext. 00950