Thanks to alumni support, the Career Services team at Desautels can implement initiatives that foster effective career exploration, innovative skill development and career planning, and countless options for students to connect with employers.
The team works hard to increase and strengthen partnerships with various organizations locally and globally. In turn, these efforts allow leading employers to connect with top talent at the Desautels Faculty.
BCom Full-Time Job Placement (Class of 2019)*
*Reporting rate of 72%
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(Of Those Seeking Employment)
MBA Full-Time Job Placement (Class of 2019)**
** Reporting rate of 96%
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Toronto, Meet McGill
Jaclyn Leebosh (BCom’11), Manager of Corporate Partnerships, welcomes BCom students and advisors to the Toronto Blue Jays Head Office during Meet McGill (Nov. 2019)
This past fall, 180 Desautels students and the Desautels Career Services team headed to Toronto, for the 10th year in a row, for the Meet McGill networking trip.
The three-day event gave students the opportunity to network with and learn from alumni, employer representatives, and companies interested in recruiting students from one of Canada’s leading universities. As one of the largest job markets in Canada, Toronto was the perfect place for students to get a taste of a buzzing job market and discover new career opportunities.
The Meet McGill trip centred around four key activities:
- firm tours that gave students firsthand opportunities to experience different workplaces;
- speed mock interviews that allowed students to practice and refine their interview skills;
- employer presentations, panels and workshops; and,
- the alumni-reconnect reception that brought together McGill’s alumni and current students.
For some first-year BCom students, this was their first direct opportunity to grow their professional network and experience the professional world. For more experienced students, it was a fantastic opportunity to mingle with potential employers.
“Not only did it provide me with an opportunity to meet professionals and engage in a formal environment for multiple days, it also furthered my motivation and drive concerning my career,” says BCom student Suzanne Benzarti, who travelled to Toronto for the event. “It gave me an opportunity to reflect on where I want to go next and what I should work on.”
Bringing together students and alumni allowed McGill pride to flow. McGill alumna and manager of corporate partnerships for the Toronto Blue Jays, Jaclyn Leebosh (BCom’11) was happy to host students at their offices:
“I took great pride in welcoming students through the gates of Rogers Centre this offseason to share a glimpse of working in Major League Baseball,” Jaclyn notes. “I was energized by the students’ keen interest in learning about how their business degrees could be applied to the sports industry.”
“I applaud the Desautels Faculty of Management’s commitment to continuing to strengthen the McGill network between Toronto and Montreal,” Jaclyn adds. “The Career Services program was a very important resource for me,” she said. “With its help, I feel I have achieved great results.”