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Support our Students

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Support our Students

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McGill’s School of Continuing Studies provides high-quality, technologically advanced, accessible and affordable education and services.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the School has updated its classroom facilities, provided scholarships and bursaries to learners, and established career and professional development workshops for students and recent alumni.

Find out more about how you can help with the School’s funding priorities below.

 

Career Advising and Transition Services

Many of the School’s offerings are career-focused, so we provide our students with high-quality advising services.

By supporting the School’s Career Advising and Transition Service, you will help our 15,000 students develop the practical knowledge and professional skills they need to achieve their professional, academic, and personal goals in a competitive world.

The Career Advising and Transition Services provides students with the coaching, mentoring, and guidance they need to make informed decisions about their future and realize their personal and professional goals. They support our students as they transition into the job market, kickstart a new career, improve their employability, or integrate into their new country.

 

Career Advising and Transition Services currently offers:

•  50+ workshops per year

•  500+ individual advising sessions per year

•  12+ networking events per year

•  One major recruitment event annually

•  For a total 2,500+ annual participants

 

The service’s future goals include providing our students with mentoring opportunities, as well as internships and a job board.

 

Career Advising and Transition Services currently offers:

•  50+ workshops per year

•  500+ individual advising sessions per year

•  12+ networking events per year

•  One major recruitment event annually

•  For a total 2,500+ annual participants

 

The service’s future goals include providing our students with mentoring opportunities, as well as internships and a job board.

 

Scholarship & Bursaries

Scholarships

The School strives to ensure that all hardworking and deserving adult students have the opportunity to pursue their studies, improve their knowledge and skills, and transform their careers and their lives.

Fall 2012 was a real milestone for the School. We held our first scholarship reception, recognizing the academic achievement of 30 students and introducing them to their donors. These scholarships continue to make a big different in the lives of deserving learners.

“The support goes beyond financial recognition,” says Dean Potter. “It provides Continuing Studies’ students with a sense of belonging and a feeling of being a part of McGill.”

 

Bursaries

A lack of financial resources should not pose a barrier to a talented student; their academic pursuits help them achieve their career goals and ensure their success. With the help of generous donors, we have been able to provide continued financial support since 2013.

 

Online Learning

Technical innovation has reshaped the workplace, and we at the School strive to ensure these innovations are reflected in our classrooms. By adapting tools such as webcams, recording facilities, and video-streaming software, we can expand the reach of the classroom experience.

These initiatives will provide a lifeline for students who cannot physically attend class, such as parents at home with young children, working professionals away on business, or people with disabilities.

 

McGill Writing Centre

The McGill Writing Centre is a valuable University-wide service for students in all disciplines to refine their academic and professional writing.

A need assessment conducted by the School revealed widespread concern among the business community about declining standards of professional writing competencies in the workplace. Keeping in mind the needs of both students and employers, the Centre is addressing these concerns by developing workplace readiness courses, honing writing skills for launching careers, as well designing and implementing a series of workshops and mini-courses devoted specifically to business communication. This suite of resources would focus on:

 

- Drafting letters, reports, plans, and stakeholder analyses

- Writing for digital media, such as e-communications, websites and Twitter

- Preparing effective oral presentations

 

Read more about the positive impact our donors are making on our students in the online edition of The Next Page.

 

 

 

Support our Students

How to Contribute

Priorities

Have something in mind for your gift? You can make your gift online and designate your donation to The School of Continuing Studies (SCS), or you can target your gift to one of our top four priorities.

How to Give

Online

Through the McGill Giving website. Please indicate that you would like to designate your gift to the School of Continuing Studies.

 

By phone:

Please contact McGill’s Gift-Records hotline at 514-398-2787

 

By mail:

McGill Annual Fund
1430 Peel Street
Montreal, QC
H3A 9Z9

Please indicate that you would like to designate your gift to the School of Continuing Studies.

 

If you would like to connect with the School of Continuing Studies in person, please contact:
Development Associate, School of Continuing Studies
514-398-8617
alumni.conted [at] mcgill.ca

 

Stay Connected

 

Have questions or comments? We welcome them and look forward to hearing from you.

Email: alumni.conted [at] mcgill.ca

 

Update your contact information

 

Has your contact information changed? Keep in touch by letting us know your latest email and mailing address.

We welcome you to join the School of Continuing Studies online!

Ways to Give

Individual and Alumni Gifts

Philanthropy has a lasting impact on the School and our students’ ability to transform their lives and those of their families. Your gift to one of our funding priorities[JM1]  will have a direct effect on student success.

Give now to make an impact today

Matching Gifts

More than 15,000 companies match gifts to McGill University. Does yours?

Double, even triple, the amount of your annual gift to McGill School of Continuing Studies by participating in your employer’s matching gift program.

For information on companies that match donations for employees, their spouses, and retirees, visit www.mcgill.ca/match.

In Honour/In Memory Gifts

Commemorating a special or solemn occasion with a gift to the School recognizes someone special while also serving as a testament to your passion for learning. It is a great way to leave a lasting legacy and to honour friends and loved ones.

“One never really expects anything in return from children. I am happy that all of my nurturing produced model citizens, and that’s satisfying. And when they make you aware of their love, devotion and respect, that is monumental! David’s thoughtful gift to McGill in my honour is truly my cup running over!”
–Naomi Kassie, McGill Community for Lifelong Learning Moderator, on her son David Kassie’s gift in her honour.

In Honour Gift

Recognize someone and celebrate the milestones or achievements in an individual’s life, while contributing to the advancement of learning at SCS.

 

In Memory Gift

Remember someone special, honour someone’s life, or commemorate the special relationship the individual had with SCS.

To make a donation to In Honour or In Memory gifts, please call: 514-398-4840. Please indicate that you would like to designate your gift to the School of Continuing Studies.

Corporate Partnerships

Partnering with McGill’s School of Continuing Studies gives you:

Brand association with McGill University’s international reputation as one of the world’s top universities
Access to over 15,000 McGill SCS students with strong, relevant credentials and skills
Networking opportunities with a wide array of prospective employees, over 400 SCS instructors, and industry leaders

 

For more information on how you can partner with the McGill School of Continuing Studies, please contact:


Development Associate, School of Continuing Studies
514-398-8617
alumni.conted [at] mcgill.ca

Guest Speaker Opportunities

We are always looking for industry professionals who are willing to take a moment and share their wisdom and experiences with our students. We welcome topics relating to emerging trends in your industry as well as sourcing, recruiting and interviewing techniques at your company.

Benefits of becoming a guest speaker:

Engage and get to know our student talent
Increase awareness and visibility about your organization with potential clients

 

Looking for customized corporate learning options? We can design courses and programs to suit your needs. Click here for more information(Goes to the PARTNERS page)

Gifts to the School of Continuing Studies make a major impact by providing services and support that help our students realize their potential and achieve brighter futures.

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