ION Workshops and Events Calendar

The Internship Offices Network is here to help you before, during, and after your internship! We have partnered with experts to bring you workshops full of useful information for your internship search, your internship applications, your internship itself, and the bridging of your internship to your career(s)!

On this page, you can find all ION workshops and events. Do not hesitate to join us, learn, ask questions, network, and share your own experience!

Is there anything you’d like to learn from us?
Our goal is to provide you with as many tools and guidance as possible for your internship experiences!
If you have any suggestions for topics and questions you’d like to see covered in future workshops, don’t hesitate to send them to ion [at] mcgill.ca !


April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

October - November 2020

September 2020

June - July 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

November 2019

September 2019


April 2021

Awards Celebration and Interns Responsibilities and Guidelines 

April 30, 2021 
9:00am-11:00pm Eastern Time 

Congratulations on receiving an internship award! Your efforts and hard work have paid off.  

As a recipient of Arts Internship Awards/Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Awards/McGill International Experience Awards, we invite you to join us on April 30, 2021 for a celebration with other talented McGill awardees and the donors whose generous commitment made your internship experience possible. 

Arts Internship Office (AIO) and Internship Offices Network (ION) staff members will also give a comprehensive presentation to help you become familiar with responsibilities as an award recipient. 

Come join the event and celebrate together with fellow students and our generous donors!  
Register here, before April 28, 8:00am Eastern Time. 


March 2021

Interns Meeting  

March 31, 2021 
10:00-11:00am, 4:30-5:30pm Eastern Time 

Congratulations on obtaining an internship! 

This event will give you the opportunity to meet your host organizations’ former interns as well as the fellow students you will work with in the upcoming summer. You will be able to network and discuss strategies for success in your upcoming placements! 

During the meeting, the Arts Internship Office (AIO) and Internship Offices Network (ION) will give a presentation and take questions to address potential issues related to internships. We will also review and discuss the upcoming steps in the internship process. This meeting is for all students participating in an AIO or ION internship. 

Two sessions:

10:00-11:00am Eastern Time

4:30-5:30pm Eastern Time 


February 2021

Internship Interview Workshop  

February 2, 2021 
Time: 10:00-11:00am Eastern Time 
Presented by Career Planning Service (CaPS) and the Internship Offices Network (ION) 

This workshop, provided by the Internship Offices Network (ION), will be facilitated by Career Planning Service (CaPS) Advisors and will help students prepare and plan for successful interviews. Boost your confidence with interview preparation tips and explore the similarities and differences between interviewing virtually and in person.  

By attending this workshop, students will be able to: 

1) Prepare prior to an interview and know what constitutes post interview etiquette 

2) Develop strategies for communicating their skills and experiences in an interview 

3) Identify resources for preparing and practicing, to help build your confidence 

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. 

Register on MyFuture

Click on "events" > "workshops" > and keyword search "interview" - (ION) Internship Interview Workshop. 

 

Coffee with Career Advisors (Networking Theme)

February 11, 2021
2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time

Presented by Career Planning Service (CaPS).

“Drop in” to our open zoom forum to meet some of your CaPS Career Advisors and ask your networking career-related questions! Our experienced team of graduate and undergraduate advisors are here to make it easier for you to get the information you need and take the next step in your employment journey.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time.

RSVP through myFuture

 

Crash Course in Networking

February 16, 2021
10:30-11:30am Eastern Time

Presented by Career Planning Service (CaPS).

Empower your networking experience during this unprecedented time. We will identify and explore key components of authentic and sensitive communication and share tips and strategies to effectively build your online professional network from home while physical distancing. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Learn how to reach out to people during this unprecedented time.
2) Explore key components of effective and sensitive communication.
3) Learn concrete strategies for growing and cultivating your professional network online.

RSVP through myFuture

Crash Course in Networking II: Professional Communication in Networking

February 18, 2021
2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time

Presented by Career Planning Service (CaPS).

We know about the importance of networking, but how do you make those connections spark? Do you wonder what makes conversation flow? How to get people to want to help you? Return your emails or social media outreach? Come to this workshop to learn more about the do's and don'ts of professional communication when networking.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Learn strategies for effective professional communication in the context of networking
2) Break down good examples and not-so-good examples to come up with key approaches to:
    -Reaching out
    -Asking for an informational interview
    -Following up
3) Share ideas for appropriate and useful questions in informational interviews
4) Feel more confident about making meaningful connections with new people

RSVP through myFuture

Crash Course for CVs and Cover Letters

February 22, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Career Planning Service (CaPS).

Empower your job or internship search with outstanding applications. We will share tips, advice and insight to make sure your CV and cover letter tell your story and highlight your skills, experience and unique value to an employer. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Understand expectations around the format and purpose of CVs and cover letters
2) Identify strategies for customizing application materials to specific jobs
3) Articulate skills and accomplishments within the CV and cover letter

RSVP through myFuture


January 2021

Internship Information Session 

January 19, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00am Eastern Time 
January 19, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00pm Eastern Time (tentative)  

Are you interested in learning about internship resources available for McGill Arts students? The Arts Internship Office (AIO) has teamed up with the McGill Internship Offices Network (ION) to bring you this internship information session. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn about internship opportunities, academic credits, Faculty of Arts Internship Awards, and Arts Undergraduate Research Awards (ARIA). 

Presentations will be delivered by AIO and ION staff members. Past interns will also share their firsthand experiences. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow students during the Q&A session.   

Come join the info session and find out about available resources to help you prepare for an internship! 

PDF icon Internship Info Session - PPT Presentation

January 19, 10-11am session, please register here.  

January 19, 9-10pm session, please register here.  

 

Coffee with CaPS CV/Cover Letter theme 

January 20, 2021 
10:30 – 11:30am Eastern Time 
Presented by Career Planning Service (CaPS)

Whether you are in the first stages of writing your CVs and cover letters, or you are a seasoned applicant, writing CVs and cover letters is difficult work, and a little guidance might be helpful!  

These 15-minute one-on-one sessions with a CaPS advisor give you the opportunity to receive feedback on your CV and cover letter and ask your questions! 

Register on MyFuture

Click on "events" > "workshops" > and keyword search "coffee" - Online - Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL Theme - ION) 

 

Crash Course in LinkedIn Pt 1: Building a Professional Profile and Getting Started

January 29, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm Eastern Time
Presented by Career Planning Service (CaPS).

Boost your job or internship search with a polished LinkedIn profile. We will explain how to create a professional LinkedIn presence, share quick tips on what to post during this challenging time and explore how to leverage this platform to build your network. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Learn tips and tricks to build a impactful profile (and mistakes to avoid)

2) Discover how to expand your network of key contacts, build credibility, and apply LinkedIn intelligence in your job search

3) Understand best practices on how to use LinkedIn during COVID-19

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address.

Register on myFuture

Click on "events" > "workshops" > and keyword search "LinkedIn"


October 20 - November 19, 2020
How to Get an Internship Month

A Series of workshops, information sessions, and advising sessions to help you search for, and get an internship, presented by McGill’s Arts Internship Office (AIO), Internship Offices Network (ION), Career Planning Services (CaPS), and Youth Employment Services Montreal (YES)

Step 1: Get Started on your CV and Cover Letter 

Internship CV Writing Workshop  
Presented by CaPS and ION  
October 20, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:00am Eastern Time    

Are you thinking of applying for an internship?     
Come and learn how to write a great CV. 
This online interactive workshop will be facilitated by CaPS Career Advisors. Feel free to come with questions about your CV. 
The workshop will be followed by Drop-in Sessions (Coffee with Career Advisor) in November so you can get one-on-one advice on your CV. 

Registration:  
Please RSVP on myFuture  
Click on "events" > "workshops" > and keyword search "CV" - (ION) Internship CV Workshop.  

PDF icon CV Writing Workshop - PPT Presentation

Internship Cover Letter Workshop
Presented by CaPS and ION 
October 30, 2020   
Time: 10:00-11:00am Eastern Time     

Are you thinking of applying for an internship? Learn how to write a cover letter that will highlight your strengths as an applicant.   
This online interactive workshop will be facilitated by CaPS Career Advisors. Feel free to come with questions about your cover letter.   
The workshop will be followed by Drop-in Sessions (Coffee with Career Advisor) in November so you can get one-on-one advice on your cover letter.    

Registration:  
Please RSVP on myFuture  
Click on "events" > "workshops" > and keyword search "cover letter" - (ION) Internship Cover Letter Workshop.  

PDF icon Cover Letter Workshop - PPT Presentation

Step 2: Learn about Internship Resources and Awards available through AIO and ION.  

Faculty of Arts Internship Information Session 
October 27, 2020  
Time: 10:00-11:00am Eastern Time  

Do you want to pursue an internship next summer but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in learning about internship resources available for McGill Arts students? The Arts Internship Office (AIO) has teamed up with the McGill Internship Offices Network (ION)to bring you this internship information session.  

This will be a great opportunity for you to learn about internship opportunities, academic credit, Faculty of Arts Internship Awards, and Arts Undergraduate Research Awards (ARIA). 

Presentations will be delivered by AIO and ION staff members. Past interns will also share their firsthand experiences. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow students during the Q&A session.   

Come join the info session and find out about available resources to help you prepare for an internship! 

To give you all the tools for your remote internship search, this session will be followed by “How to Find your Own Internship Info Session” on November 16 and “How to Ace an Internship Video Interview” on November 19.      

Register by October 26, 2020, 12pm (noon) 

Recording of the session available here.

Step 3: Review Your CV and Cover Letter with a CaPS Advisor 

Coffee with Career Advisor (CV/Cover Letter drop-in)  
Presented by CaPS and ION.  
November 5, 2020  
Time: 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time  
or 
November 11, 2020  
Time: 9:30-10:30am Eastern Time  

Whether you are in the first stage of writing your CV and cover letter, or you are a seasoned applicant, writing these can be challenging. A little guidance might be helpful   

Come meet with a CaPS advisor for a 15-minute one-on-one session where you can receive feedback on your CV and cover letter and ask your questions.  

Registration
Please RSVP on myFuture  
Click on "events" > "workshops" > and keyword search "coffee" - Online - Coffee with Career Advisors (CV/CL Theme - ION) 

 

Step 4: Learn Tips on Finding Your Own Internship   

Crash Course in Networking 
Presented by CaPS
Part 1: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 
11:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time 

Empower your networking experience during this unprecedented time. We will identify and explore key components of authentic and sensitive communication and share tips and strategies to effectively build your online professional network from home while physical distancing. The 30 minute session will be followed by a brief Q&A. 

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. You will need to sign-in to the event using your McGill email address. 
By attending this course, you will be able to: 

1) Learn how to reach out to people during this unprecedented time. 
2) Explore key components of effective and sensitive communication. 
3) Learn concrete strategies for growing and cultivating your professional network online. 

Please RSVP on myFuture 
Click on "events" > "workshops" > and keyword search "networking" - Online - Crash Course in Networking 

Part 2: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 
1:30-2:30pm Eastern Time 

We know about the importance of networking, but how do you make those connections spark? Do you wonder what makes conversation flow? How to get people to want to help you? Return your emails or social media outreach? Come to this workshop to learn more about the do's and don'ts of professional communication when networking. 

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the course start time. All confirmed attendees will receive a copy of the slides directly following the course. 
By attending this course, you will be able to: 

1) Learn strategies for effective professional communication in the context of networking 
2) Break down good examples and not-so-good examples to come up with key approaches to: 
-Reaching out 
-Asking for an informational interview 
-Following up 
3) Share ideas for appropriate and useful questions in informational interviews 
4) Feel more confident about making meaningful connections with new people 

Please RSVP on myFuture 
Click on "events" > "workshops" > and keyword search "networking" - Online - Crash Course in Networking II: Professional Communication in Networking 
 

How to Find your Own Internship, Info Session  
November 16, 2020  
Time: 10:00-11:00am Eastern Time   

Are you looking for internship opportunities beyond the internships available through the Arts Internship Office (AIO) and the McGill Internship Offices Network (ION)? Do you need guidance on where to start in your independent internship search?    

The AIO and ION are here to help.   

AIO and ION staff will guide you through the process, and fellow students who found their internship independently will be here to give you their advice and answer your questions. 

Register here, by November 13, 2002, 12pm (noon) Eastern Time 

Recording of the session available here.

Step 5: Get Tips to Succeed at Your Virtual Interviews 

How to Ace a Video Internship Interview  
November 19, 2020, 2 Sessions  
Time 9:00-10:00am or 12:00-1:00pm Eastern Time  
Presented by YES and ION  

Given the impact of COVID-19 and social distancing, it’s more than likely that your next internship interview will be a video interview.  

Let’s take it step-by-step and see how you can best showcase your skills when interacting with potential internship employers online.

 

Register here, by November 19, 2020, 7am Eastern Time

PDF icon Internship Interview Workshop - PPT Presentation


Pathy Foundation Fellowship Info Sessions

Applications for the for the 2021-22 Cohort of the Pathy Foundation Fellowship are now open! And Info Sessions are coming up!

You can head to Pathy Fellowship’s Website to start an application! Your application and your projects do not have to entirely ready for you to start the process!

Information Sessions:

Come learn about essential components to a Pathy application, past Pathy projects, eligibility requirements and how you can make a difference in your community with $40,000.

You can pick any of these dates to attend a virtual info sessions:

  • October 7th, 1:00pm Eastern Time
  • October 15th, 11:00am Eastern Time
  • October 23rd, 1:00pm Eastern Time
  • November 2nd, 9:00am Eastern Time

Register through this link (please note that the time on the registration form is in ADT, converted to Eastern Time on this page, for your convenience)


September 2020 (+ Oct. 1st)

Internship to Career Workshop SeriesPresented by YES

Congratulations! You have conducted your internship and “got your foot in the door”.  

Now that you are back, how do you take advantage of the opportunity to turn that internship into a promising career? Whether you’ve got your eye on a particular job in your field or you are still exploring possibilities, now is the time to start thinking about it, and planning for it. 
We have teamed up with YES (Youth Employment Services) to bring you a 3-parts workshop series to give you tips and answer your questions to better bridge your internship experience and your career! 

Part 1: Using Your Internship as a Bridge to Getting Your First Full-time Job
September 17, 2020 
Time: 12:00-1:30pm Eastern Time  

Don’t just work for your internship, make your internship work for you!  We’ll show you some of the things that you can do now that you are back from your internship to maximize its benefits. Find out how to leverage the contacts you made, highlight the skills you developed, learn the key skills employers look for and get our tips on using your internship as a bridge to future employment.   

Register here, before September 16, 4:00pm Eastern Time

PDF icon Using your Internship as a Bridge - PPT Presentation

Part 2: Creating Your Personal Career Story
September 24, 2020 
Time: 12:00-1:30pm Eastern Time 

Whether your internship is related to what you’ll do next or not, one thing you definitely want to walk away with is a solid career story for networking and job interviews.  Your personal career story is a powerful tool in your job search toolkit. Join the workshop and learn how to craft a captivating narrative that lets your unique personality and accomplishments shine.    

Register here, before September 23, 4:00pm

PDF icon Creating Your Own Career Story - PPT Presentation

Part 3: Marketing Your Internship to Find a Job
October 1, 2020 
Time: 12:00-1:30pm Eastern Time 

You put in the hard work, developed new skills and had a summer full of new experiences. Now you want to make sure that you highlight and showcase your internship experience so that employers can clearly see the value you bring. We’ll share some tips on how to describe your internship experience in interviews and how to sell it on your resume, in your cover letters and while networking so that you’ll be better positioned to land the job you want.   

Register here, before September 30, 4:00pm Eastern Time

PDF icon Marketing your Internship to find a Job - PPT Presentation

Pathy Foundation Fellowship Info Sessions

Applications for the for the 2021-22 Cohort of the Pathy Foundation Fellowship are now open! And Info Sessions are coming up!

You can head to Pathy Fellowship’s Website to start an application! Your application and your projects do not have to entirely ready for you to start the process!

Information Sessions:

Come learn about essential components to a Pathy application, past Pathy projects, eligibility requirements and how you can make a difference in your community with $40,000.

You can pick any of these dates to attend a virtual info sessions:

  • September 15, 2:00pm Eastern Time
  • September 30, 10:00am Eastern Time

Register through this link (please note that the time on the registration form is in ADT, converted to Eastern Time on this page, for your convenience)


June and July 2020

Virtual Internship Workshop Series, Presented by YES

These workshops will offer timely and invaluable advice on finding and conducting internships remotely.
You will learn how to ace a video internship interview, and remain engaged and productive in your daily activities while interning remotely. You will also learn how to build rapport with your colleagues remotely, so you feel like you're part of the team and succeed in your internship this summer! 

All McGill Students are welcome to attend!

Register with your McGill email to the workshop(s) you are interested in by clicking on the following links.
You should register, at the latest, the day before the workshop by 4pm
Once registered, you will receive a link and password via your registered email to access the seminar. 

  1. How to Ace a Video Internship Interview - June 25, 10:00-11:00am EST (pls register before June 23, 4pm, as June 24 is St. Jean-Baptiste holiday)
  2. How to Shine as an Engaged Intern during a Virtual Meeting - July 2, 10:00-11:00am EST
  3. How to Stay Motivated during a Virtual Internship - July 9, 10:00-11:00am EST
  4. How to Foster a Professional Relationship While Interning Virtually - July 16, 10:00-11:00am EST
  5. How to Succeed at a Virtual Internship - July 23, 10:00-11:00am EST

 

Workshops Presentations:
PDF icon How to Ace a Video Interview - PPT Presentation

PDF icon How to Shine as an Engaged Intern - PPT Presentation

PDF icon How to Stay Motivated during a Virtual Internship - PPT Presentation

PDF icon How to Foster Professional Relationships while Interning Virtually - PPT Presentation

PDF icon How to Succeed at a Virtual Internship - PPT Presentation


March 2020

Cross-Cultural Workshop
March 11, 2020. 4:30-7:00pm. Thomson House Restaurant
The workshop will cover themes such as cross-cultural communication, professional behavior, adaptation and culture shock, health and safety. Students will explore tools that will contribute to an effective internship.
This is a mandatory workshop for all ION interns travelling outside of Europe and the U.S.A.

Internship to Career Workshop, Marketing Your Internship to Find a Job, presented by YES Montreal
March 11, 2020. 12:30-1:30pm. Arts Room 160

The third part of a three-part workshop advising students on how to best showcase their internships to jump start their career.

Book your spot via aio [at] mcgill.ca


February 2020

Internship to Career Workshop, Using your internship as a Bridge to Getting Your First Full-time Job, presented by YES Montreal
February 19, 2020. 12:00-1:30pm. Arts Room 160

The first part of a three-part workshop advising students on how to best showcase their internships to jump start their career.

Book your spot via aio [at] mcgill.ca

Internship to Career Workshop, Creating Your Personal Career Story, presented by YES Montreal
February 26, 2020. 12:00-1:30pm. Arts Room 160

The second part of a three-part workshop advising students on how to best showcase their internships to jump start their career.

Book your spot via aio [at] mcgill.ca


January 2020

Interviews for Internships Workshop, Presented by CaPS and the Internship Offices Network
January 29, 2020. 12:00-1:00pm. Brown Building, Room 5001
You’ve landed an interview! You now have a chance to persuade your potential employer that you are the candidate they want. This workshop will help you to develop the skills you need to deliver a successful interview as we’ll cover strategies for highlighting your strengths, using positive body language, and communicating your enthusiasm for the job.

By attending this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Prepare prior to an interview and know what constitutes post interview etiquette
  • Develop strategies for communicating their skills and experiences in an interview
  • Respond to common interview questions

Please RSVP on myFuture: click on "events" and keyword search "interview" under workshops.

 


November 2019

Internship CV and Cover Letter Workshop, Presented by CaPS and the Internship Offices Network
CV Workshop: November 13, 2019. 1:30-2:30pm. Brown Building, Room 5001
Cover Letter Workshop: November 13, 2019. 2:30-3:30pm. Brown Building, Room 5001

This workshop will help you to understand the various elements of a CV (resume) and cover letter in order to compose a customized application that highlights relevant skills to an employer.

By attending this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Understand expectations around the format and purpose of CVs and cover letters
  • Identify strategies for customizing application materials to specific jobs
  • Articulate their skills and accomplishments within the CV and cover letter

Please RSVP on myFuture: click on "events" and keyword search "CV" or "cover letter" under workshops.

University-Wide Pre-Departure Session
November 21, 2019. 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Leacock Building, Welcome table on 1st floor and Room 132.
This session will outline the university requirements for your international activity and cover topics such as government-issued advisories, healthy travel, insurance, budgets, and travel documents. This is mandatory to all students who are traveling outside Canada for University-related activities, such as exchanges, internships, independent study-away, field study semesters and courses, and research.

For more information and registration, click here.


September 2019

Annual Faculty of Arts Internship Event

Monday, September 16, 2019, 16:30 -18:30, Leacock 232

Find out about exciting internship opportunities available to Faculty of Arts students. Learn how to apply to internships, hear from past interns and get information about Faculty of Arts Internship Awards.

Facebook Event

Pathy Foundation Fellowship Information Session
September 17, 2019. 12:30-1:30pm. Arts 160
Learn more about the Pathy Foundation Fellowship, an exciting opportunity for graduating Canadian citizens or permanent residents to receive up to $40,000 to develop a project in a community of their choice anywhere in the world. Find out about the requirements, the application process, and what a year as a Pathy Fellow entails. The session will be hosted by JP Dobson, a 2017 Fellow.

Facebook Event

McGill International Experience Awards Annual Event
September 25, 2019. 12:30-2:00pm. Thomson House, Ballroom, 3650 McTavish St.

On September 25th, 2019, McGill University will host the third annual McGill International Experience Awards event. Join us for a lively panel discussion, Engagement with Global Pluralism, moderated by Associate Professor Nandini Ramanujam, Faculty of Law. Four MIEA Awardees will share their experiences in order to shed light on the relevant topic of understanding global pluralism through international engagement. Keynote speakers to follow include Professor François Crépeau, Faculty of Law, and Professor Josephine Nalbantoglu, Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Speeches will be followed by a light lunch reception and networking. The event is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the various international experiences that can shape your professional and academic development, and find out how the MIEA can get you there! Students from all faculties are welcome.

RSVP via email to miea [at] mcgill.ca
Facebook event

 

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