January 28 - February 1 is the first-ever Well Week at McGill. There’ll be tons of events to bring attention to all types of wellness, including Bell Let’s Talk Day on Jan. 30. Mark your calendars!

Work Your BA - Explore, Engage, Reflect! – January 24 - February 1


Come to Work Your BA events to explore, learn about options and different paths, and gain ideas, information, inspiration, motivation and advice! Organized by McGill's Career Planning Service (CaPS) and the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS).

CaPS and AUS are organizing a buffet of events to feed your career curiosity from the Non Profit/Public Service Fair to career panel discussions to a great roundtable event to help you meet and learn from professionals in a wide variety of fields.


Speed Mentoring with Alumni Event
January 24th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thomson House Ballroom

Wondering about career possibilities and options following your BA? Inspiration awaits at the “It Starts with Arts” roundtable. At the event, students will have the chance to meet and talk briefly with professionals from a diverse range of fields who have used their BAs as a springboard to launch their careers.

Summer Opportunities: Jobs and Internships
January 25th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Brown 5001

Wondering what to do this summer and how to look for opportunities? Join CaPS and the Arts Internship Office (AIO) for this joint workshop and learn about effective job search strategies, summer job and internship opportunities, and AIO awards.


Melanie Walkty, Career Counsellor, McGill Career Planning Service

Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo, Internship Office Coordinator, McGill Arts Internship Office

B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop!
January 28th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
New Chancellor Day Hall, Moot Court Room 100

Law School. Should you go? What’s it like? How do you get in? What types of careers does it lead to? This event will feature information and advice from McGill’s Assistant Dean of Admissions and Recruitment, current law students and several law graduates.


International Civil Aviation Organization / UN Speaker Event
January 28th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FDA Auditorium


Glenda Newton - Glenda has over 20 years of experience in Human Resource Management, obtained working in; private, public and UN Common System sectors, in numerous global locations. Currently on a secondment to The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as HR Officer- Gender and Outreach she holds a right of return to her position as, Chief Human Resources Officer at the United Nations Global Service Centre in Italy, expected to return February 2020. Glenda has also held positions within the UN Secretariat, in the Office of Human Resources Management, UNHQ N.Y., including Gender Focal Point and Performance Management Focal Point.

Glenda holds a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Management as well as a BA in Science & Human Affairs and a BA in Human Environment Relations (minor Biology), additionally, she is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management (SCP-SHRM).

Glenda has a passion for leadership development around gender and has influenced change in and outside of the work environment.

Careers in Arts & Entertainment (panel)
January 29th, 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
Brown 5001

If you're looking to pursue a career in the arts and entertainment industry, you'll have many different career paths from which to choose! Come hear from inspiring BA grads who will share their stories, insights and advice about what their positions entail and what it takes to work in this field.


Non-Profit / Public Service Fair
January 30st, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Residence Hall

This popular fair targets both non-profit and government organizations offering internships, summer and volunteer opportunities both locally, national and abroad.

List of Participating Organizations (more to come)

Agence Ometz




Apathy is Boring


Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums


Chantiers Jeunesse


Communicaid for Hearing-Impaired Persons (CHIP)


The East Island Network for English Language Services-REISA http://www.reisa.ca

Equitas-International Centre for Human Rights Education






Frontier College


Gotoco International


Greene Avenue Community Centre (Centre Greene)


LOVE (Québec)


Mer et Monde - QuebecSansFrontières QSF


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)


Our Harbour


Public Service Commission of Canada


Teen Haven


The Missing Children's Network


The Yellow Door http://www.yellowdoor.org/
Uniterra http://uniterra.ca/en
YES Montreal https://www.yesmontreal.ca/

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange program


Youth Stars Foundation



Stay Here for Your Career: Discover great opportunities at McGill
January 31st, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Brown 5001

BAs in Consulting (panel)
January 31st, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brown 5001

Did you know that many consulting employers are actively encouraging arts grads to consider this industry? Come find out how to turn your passion, skills and knowledge into value for you and the business world!



Composer un CV et une lettre de présentation
January 28th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown 5001

En participant à cet atelier, les étudiants seront capable de:
1. Comprendre les attentes concernant le format et l’objectif des CV et des lettres de présentation
2. Identifier des stratégies pour personnaliser les matériaux d’application à des tâches spécifiques
3. Articuler leurs compétences et leurs réalisations dans le CV et la lettre de motivation

Find a Job
January 29th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Brown 5001

Looking for a job or internship? Start here! This popular workshop provides an overview of key job-search strategies, as well as tips on how to uncover hidden opportunities and build relationships that maximize your job search efforts.

Grad School: Making the Decision
January 29th, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Brown 5001

Applying to grad school is a big decision, and knowing whether it is the right choice for you can feel overwhelming. This session will give you a comprehensive look at what questions to take into account before applying to grad school. We'll outline strategies for choosing between grad school and working after graduation, so that you can make an informed decision.

Grad School: Applying
January 29th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brown 5001

Once your grad school applications are underway, all kinds of questions can come up. This workshop is designed to provide information and strategies about the application process in order to maximize your chances of success. We'll cover typical application procedures and the expectations around them.

ION - Interview Preparation Workshop for Internships
January 30th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brown 5001

This workshop will help students prepare and plan for successful interviews when applying for internships.

Assess Job Offers and Salaries
January 31st, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brown 5001

Looking to learn more about the negotiation process? This workshop will provide you with information on the importance of negotiating, how to best prepare for engaging in the process and strategies to help you approach your own negotiations

Optimize LinkedIn
February 1st, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Brown 5001

2-3pm: Would you like to polish your LinkedIn profile? Are you unsure of how to use this platform for networking or finding jobs? Don’t miss out this great workshop! During the session, you will learn how to create a professional LinkedIn profile, how to use this platform to network and how to find employment opportunities.

3-3:30pm: BONUS SESSION! Do you want to learn how to overcome your fear of putting yourself out there on LinkedIn? Come hear how one B.A. student landed high profile internships with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and The Coca-Cola Company by being proactive and networking on LinkedIn.

Additional Bonus Events:

Federal Government Career and Networking Trip
January 23 – 25, 2019
Ottawa, ON

In Collaboration with Alumni, CaPS, SSMU & PGSS:

Interested in exploring career opportunities within the federal government? Please join us for our 6th annual federal government career tour, where you will have the opportunity to hear about career paths in the public sector, and network with hiring managers. This will be an exclusive opportunity to network with government officials. Special emphasis will be placed on public service renewal and the programs geared towards student employment. To be eligible to participate you must be a current PGSS or SSMU student.

Note that a maximum of 40 seats are available (20 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students).

Schedule of meetings with Federal Government Departments providing an overview of their programs and policies (subject to change)

  • Thursday, January 24th (9am - 12pm): Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Thursday, January 24th (1pm - 4pm): Global Affairs Canada
  • Thursday, January 24th (6:30pm): Networking cocktail event with McGill Alumni
  • Friday, January 25th (9am - 12pm): Transport Canada
  • Friday, January 25th (1pm - 4pm): Health Canada

Space limited, register early!!

Register online at:  https://pgss.mcgill.ca/en/event/625

For more information contact: info.pgss [at] mail.mcgill.ca

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