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.
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.
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.
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.
Desautels MBA student Kris Manipon sheds light on the value of networking when it comes to learning more about an industry and finding your way as you navigate career paths.