Jaclyn Fisher Career Day

Jaclyn Fisher Career Day 2022

We were delighted to bring back our in-person Jaclyn Fisher event in downtown Montréal on September 23, 2022. Over 650 students and close to 60 companies attended this year’s IN-PERSON edition

The Jaclyn Fisher Career Day featured a new event format that was quite the success— simple, zero setup for the companies (no large booth displays). Just all-round great energy and conversations! We are also delighted to share that this event has gone paperless, much more environmentally friendly, with the elimination of unnecessary printed materials (floor maps, physical student resumes) and the usage of QR codes.


Students can connect with prospective employers and learn about available internships, full-time opportunities and develop contacts to enhance job searches. Recent alumni from the Desautels Faculty of Management (BCom, MBA, MMA, MMF, MMR) are also invited to participate.

  • Morning (9am to 12pm): restricted to upper-year students at the Desautels Faculty of Management (BCom U2+, MBA, MMA, MMF, MMR)
  • Afternoon (1pm to 4pm): open to ALL current McGill students (inclu. U0/U1 Desautels students), ALL Faculties

*NEW* Want to know who's participating, what their opportunities are, how to best prepare, etc.?

Corporate Partners

Are you a corporate partner interested in recruiting candidates from the Desautels Faculty of Management? Join us if you are:

  • An employer who is looking to recruit for business talent — and have active hiring needs
  • An employer who wishes to increase your brand awareness/visibility — for future pipeline, pre-recruitment needs
For any other questions, please careerfair.mgmt [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Jaclyn%20Fisher%20Career%20Day%20) (contact us).

Why the Jaclyn Fisher Career Day?

Jaclyn FisherJaclyn Fisher Career Day is supported through a generous donation from The Jaclyn Fisher Foundation and named in her honor. This is a truly fitting tribute to a woman who strongly believed that students be given the opportunity to expand and grow their business and community networks in an effort to reach their goals, fulfill their dreams and achieve success.

Jaclyn (“Jackie”) graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Arts in 2015 shortly before passing away after a lengthy battle with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and primary peritoneal carcinoma, a rare cancer, especially in young adults. Jackie was only 25 years of age.

Jackie filled those years with an incredible curiosity and eagerness to learn and a determination to help others in myriad ways.  

Visit www.jackie.org for more information about the Jaclyn Fisher Foundation and to read more about Jackie’s story.

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While at McGill she was on the Dean’s List and realized a passion for Organizational Behaviour becoming a course counsellor in the Desautels Faculty of Management and later a Junior Steering Committee member, serving as a student leader within the program.

Before her University days, in 2005, when she was only 16, Jackie became the national teen spokesperson for the annual Heel N’ Wheel Walk (Gutsy Walk) raising awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis.  When she realized there was a lack of awareness of the disease among people her age, she started a youth committee in Montreal. In recognition of her dedication, she was nominated to represent Quebec on the newly established Crohn’s and Colitis Canada National Youth Advisory Council – the so-called “Gutsy Generation.”

Volunteering and leadership were second nature to Jackie; she graduated from Herzliah High School with five academic awards and a peer-nominated prize for representing the spirit of the school, and later, while at Marianapolis College, started an IBD Social Club. 

Jackie had an interest in many things. Combine this with her personal resilience and commitment to community and it is easy to understand why all those who had the good fortune to know her considered her a natural born leader.  She will be missed by the McGill community, the greater Montreal community and all those whose lives she touched. 

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