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.
Master of Management in Finance (MMF) students at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management flock to Canada from 30 countries around the globe. Recently ranked the top program in Canada and 17th globally in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2021, the MMF program is recognized for its diversity, alumni outcomes, employability and value for money.
The recent shift to remote work is changing the types of skills graduates need to succeed in the workplace. According to Marie-José Beaudin, Executive Director of Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management, employers will be looking for candidates with strong emotional intelligence.
Since COVID-19 transformed the way we do business in March, recruiters have been quick to move into virtual spaces. Marie-José Beaudin, Executive Director of Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management, notes that full-time positions are more at risk than internships, with some employers opting for shorter contracts as they await the economic impact of the pandemic.
We know that networking is crucial to career growth, and that university plays a key role in forming professional relationships. DesautelsConnect simplifies the networking process by making it easy for members of the #DesautelsFamily – students, alumni, staff, and faculty – to connect with one another.
The graduating class of 2020 is facing an uphill battle as they prepare their move into a job market shaken by COVID-19. Despite this, Desautels graduating student Yuliya Novosad (BCom’20) is staying positive and devising her game plan, with support options available from the Desautels Soutar Career Centre and McGill’s Career Planning Service (CAPS).
In this time of uncertainty, connectedness is more important than ever. With social distancing measures now in place, people all over the world are harnessing online tools to connect with family and friends. Why not take this time to connect with professionals in your industry, too?
Learn more about online networking through DesautelsConnect.
Join us for a DesautelsConnect Office Hour on March 19 at 11:00 a.m. In a small group setting, chat with Desautels alumna Lysiane Proulx (BCom'06) about her journey from BCom graduate to healthcare IT specialist.
We all know that networking can be instrumental when it comes to finding a job. According to a recent survey, workers are 64 per cent more likely to have found their most recent position through networking than a job listing.
When you have a diverse network, it allows you to tap into other professionals’ smart thinking, accelerates your career, and helps answer important questions as you navigate current and future opportunities. DesautelsConnect is a valuable tool for expanding your network, since it facilitates connections with other members of the global Desautels community.
As the end of 2019 approaches, we are pleased to share what a successful year it has been for DesautelsConnect. Many of you leveraged the platform by connecting with other members of the Desautels community, in turn expanding your network and making valuable professional connections.
Join us for one of two DesautelsConnect Office Hours in November to meet with MBA candidate Sonia Torres and up to 8 members to chat in a group setting in Montreal.
These Office Hours will cover Sales & Trading and BMO Capital Markets, with a focus on internship opportunities and Sonia's experience with the bank.
Join us for DesautelsConnect's first Office Hour on October 22 at 3:30 PM. Meet with Farid Guindo and up to 8 members to chat in a group setting in Montreal about investment banking & the global energy sector, specifically hedge funds & buy side opportunities.
My goal on Ten Thousand Coffees is to help make DesautelsConnect a valuable tool that serves and meaningfully brings together individuals within the Desautels community.
I’m currently familiarizing myself with the entire networking process (both online and offline) to see how the DesautelsConnect experience can be optimized to better suit our community’s needs.