The McGill Desautels Career Management team has taken home the TalentEgg Special Award For Innovation By Career Centre, announced at the 12th annual TalentEgg Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
Learn how the McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) can open a number of career doors. On this Earth Day, we catch up with an MMF alumnus working in ESG and Sustainable Finance, Mitchell McEwen (MMF’20). Now Senior Manager, Enterprise Sustainable Finance, TD Bank Group, he first joined the Bank as an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) intern.
After a three-year hiatus, the McGill Desautels Career Management team successfully organized an in-person MBA Toronto tour on March 2 and 3, 2023, bringing together 57 MBA students, alumni, and employers for professional development and networking opportunities. Activities included an employer networking event, an MBA refresher session, an alumni reunion reception, and a reinvented speed mock interviewing event.
McGill Desautels continues its hot streak in the case competition arena with another podium result, placing 2nd overall in the prestigious 2023 Copenhagen Business School Invitational Case competition. 12 schools flew to Copenhagen and were challenged to help Vestas, a leading company in wind power plant solutions, leverage its position to create new businesses in hydrogen technologies and develop a strategy for 2030.
Congratulations to the McGill Desautels accounting team for their first-place win at the I.C.B.C. case competition. The team consisting of Thomas Wakeham and Francois Kik was coached and assisted by Julia Scott and Peg Brunelle.
Last week, Desautels' Career Management and University Advancement teams hosted the beloved MBA Summer Social event. After a two-year hiatus, attendees were able to reconnect with classmates and meet other members of the Desautels community over drinks and appetizers in-person.
In order to grow, you need to get outside of your comfort zone. For Stephanie Gutnik (BA’11), many of the most memorable experiences and important contacts have come from situations where she put herself out there. Now Yahoo’s Global Head of DOOH (Digital Out of Home Advertising), Gutnik encourages McGill students to get involved in their workplace beyond their actual job description.
Mentors can provide guidance for professional growth and help young employees with their long-term career development. For young women, this can be especially important, according to Christine Silva and Emma Mohns, who shared their workplace experiences at the #BreakTheBias Office Hour.
DesautelsConnect welcomed Karolina Nanowski, Account Director at Good Apple, as host of the February Office Hour. Nanowski imparted advice to help Desautels students with their journey at McGill and beyond, citing her own her own mentors and experiences as stepping stones into the marketing world. Nanowski is also passionate about volunteering and helping her community, as such DesautelsConnect’s opportunity was ideal.
Aïcha Traoré (MMF’20), now a Senior Market Risk Analyst at National Bank of Canada, credits the McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) program for allowing her to master finance fundamentals and hone critical skills. Her passion for finance was influenced by her family and she plans to return to Côte d’Ivoire to contribute to its economic development.
Thanks to the generosity of Don Lewtas (BCom’75), students will soon benefit from the Lewtas Experiential Learning Office.
In collaboration with Desautels Career Management, the new Office will help students connect with companies and campus departments that can provide on-the-job experience in their respective fields of study.
As she transitions into her first post-graduate role at Deloitte Canada, Chelsea Mang (BA’21) reflects on the most valuable lessons learned during her four years at McGill: embracing the power of connections, broadening your horizons, conducting thorough research, and critiquing the system.
Mang served as the DesautelsConnect Ambassador for the 2020-21 academic year.
During a DesautelsConnect event hosted by Ten Thousand Coffees, Mary DePaoli and Sam Effah discussed the importance of mentorship for young Canadians working towards their career development goals.
If international MBA students want to gain a competitive edge, they should learn the local language, says Marie José Beaudin, Executive Director of Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Though most students can get by with English only, bilingualism is a requirement for client-facing roles and an asset across industries.
This year’s virtual Canada, Meet McGill event organized by the Desautels Career Services team helped students, staff, alumni and employers connect over the Faculty Blackout Period from November 18th to 20th, 2020.