About Us Career, Advising and Transition Services (CATS)

About Career, Advising, and Transition Services (CATS)


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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 prospective students, in gaining the clarity, skills, confidence, and connections that they need to excel in their current careers or transition into new careers. The Career & Transition Management team is made up of dedicated program and career advisors who are here to guide and support you before, during and after your studies.

Program/Academic advisors work with you to select the right program of study to reach your career goals and provide ongoing support during your time as a student, such as, course selection and changes, offering academic support during challenging times, and more.

Career advisors, help equip you with career management tools through one-on-one coaching, career development workshops, innovative programs, recruitment events and more.

As detailed in our mission, CATS uses a community-based approach to create a dynamic experiential learning environment that is inclusive and inspired. We offer valuable opportunities for self-reflection, informed decision-making, and strategic action while equipping professionals with lifelong career management skills and the tools to thrive in the current labour market and be future ready… today!

All advisors provide an atmosphere of trust, so you can feel free to talk about your situation in complete confidentiality.

If you are an alumnus or employer, we invite you to navigate our website and to get in touch with our team to create partnerships that allow you to connect with McGill SCS talent.


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.

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