Career Planning Service (CaPS) news
What's new? New titles include: Green Careers in Energy Next Gen PhD: A guide to career paths in science Getting a Big Data Job for Dummies More new books: CaPS - New Books These books can be borrowed at CaPS, Brown Student Services Building (room 2200)
Graduating in the Spring of 2017? Do not be caught unprepared! Companies are coming on-campus to recruit you! Employers will be on-campus in September holding company presentations and information sessions for careers in government, consulting, accounting, banking/finance, information technology and more.
Your hard work, dedication and perseverance have paid off; you should be very proud of your accomplishments. Many doors will be opening for you as you take the next steps in your career. If you are unsure about which step to take first, the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) is here to help.
CaPS office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. During the summer, May – August CaPS will be closed from 12:30 noon – 2:00 pm. The Brown Student Services Bldg. is open on all Summer Fridays. Please contact the Brown Bldg. Reception Desk at 398-8238 for assistance with your questions. Friday access to the Brown Building is by the McTavish Street entrance. Student casuals, trained to greet and assist visitors, will be available at the main Reception Desk situated at this entrance.
One of the most vital components of the work of the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is communicating with the wider community about our challenges and milestones on the path towards sustainability. To help with this task, MOOS is hiring TWO interns: 1. Website Intern: a savvy and assertive individual who will create content for the MOOS website and ensure that all pages are accurate and up-to-date.
Life AYD is a program which provides workshops, events and other resources to McGill students planning for life post-graduation. It consists of programming throughout the year - giving students multiple opportunities to begin preparing for what's next. All events are organized in collaboration with Career Planning Service, the McGill Alumni Association, SSMU and Campus Life & Engagement. Upcoming events include:
Experiential Learning (EL) refers to the active process of learning by doing, in a mindful and intentional manner. According to the Association for Experiential Education, “Experiential Learning occurs when carefully chosen experiences are supported by reflection, critical analysis and syntheses.” The innovative CaPS ExL Program was created by professional career counsellors and is designed to:
McGill’s Career Planning Service (CaPS) is proud to announce our partnership with InterviewStream. This new platform is a web based interface that allows a student to practice for an interview, rehearse an elevator pitch or improve their public speaking. InterviewStream is available to McGill students and can be accessed anytime anywhere you have an internet connection, web cam and microphone to simulate job/internship interviews by responding to pre-recorded interview questions and practice both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Once you have received a call about an interview, you must prepare. Many job applicants spend very little time preparing for an interview and, unsurprisingly, this often leads to poor results. Thorough preparation will increase your confidence and help you improve your performance and job prospects.
McGill employees (faculty, staff and administrators) can now access myFuture, McGill’s online job search and career tools suite for students and alumni. Not only will you be able to see the jobs, internships, events and workshops available to our undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows, you can create your own employer account to hire a student/graduate. Steps to take:
CaPS is creating short videos, themed "What I wish I knew about CaPS", for a new course being offered to new students called McGill 101. We're looking for 2nd , 3rd year, and graduated students who know and have used our services and resources, and are willing to share their stories / tips. Details found in myFuture on Job Posting #52258
Get the latest job-search advice from McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS): See Job Choices, now available in digital format, so you can access from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet! Job Choices is the leading student-directed recruitment publication on campus.