About CATS

About Us

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We are CATS, the Career Advising and Transition Services unit of McGill’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS), supporting and empowering students and alumni, as well as perspective students, to gain the clarity, skills, confidence and connections that they need to excel in their current careers or transition to new careers. We equip professionals with lifelong career management skills and the tools to thrive in the current labour market and be future ready… today!  

As detailed in our mission, CATS uses a community based approach to create a dynamic learning and sharing environment that is inclusive and inspired, and offers valuable opportunities for self-reflection, informed decision-making and strategic action. 


Our Mission



Cultivate a dynamic, inspired, and daring community of professional leaders.


Amplify every individual’s unique story by offering valuable opportunities for self-reflection, informed decision-making, and strategic action.


Train and equip newcomers and local professionals to thrive in today’s labour market.


Support and guide individuals through their career transitions and professional development.

rosalia.felice [at] mcgill.ca (Rosalia Felice)


valerie.ndiweni [at] mcgill.ca (Valerie Ndiweni)

Career & Transition Advisor

zeeta.maharaj [at] mcgill.ca (Zeeta Maharaj)

Career & Transition Advisor


diana.viola [at] mcgill.ca (Diana Viola )

Communications & Events Associate

emilie.salvi [at] mcgill.ca (Emilie Salvi)

Career & Transition Advisor

nayo.gariepy [at] mcgill.ca (Nayo Gariepy)

Career & Transition Advisor

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