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Volume 2, Issue 1: Fall 2009

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McGill students - some of the brightest in the world

The McGill experience starts with Canada's brightest and most accomplished students. Stir in nearly 6,400 international students—almost 20 per cent of McGill's student body—from 160 countries and add equal measures of drive and ambition. The result is a campus that truly embodies a world without borders, where almost half the 34,000 students claim a first language other than English—including 6,000 francophones. This exciting multicultural, multilingual environment fosters intellectual discovery and personal growth, and has nurtured more Rhodes Scholars and Academic All-Canadians than any other university in Canada.

As one of the world’s highest-ranking educational institutions, McGill provides these motivated students with an environment that gives them the skills necessary to meet the challenges of an evolving workplace. It does this by fostering intellectual flexibility, enabling cross-cultural experiences and encouraging the development of strong interpersonal and communication skills.

We believe passionately in the ability of our students and graduates to meet the demands of today's employers.  Our graduates are also highly mobile and ready to relocate after graduation for the best job or internship opportunity.

Thank you for considering the inclusion of McGill students in your recruitment strategy. 

Raising your visibility on campus

Students have many demands on their time and attention while they are studying.  How can you attract attention to your organization to ensure you will be recruiting the best students?    We can help you with this.  For example, the McGill CaPS online integrated career services system, myFuture, allows you the option of uploading your logo onto your company profile which is potentially viewable to over 30,000 students and young alumni. 

Click here for more details.

Other career centres on campus

The Career Planning Service (CaPS) is McGill’s central career centre.  We have an office on both the downtown and Macdonald campuses.  Did you know that there are several faculties at McGill that also have career centres?  This works well for those employers who prefer to recruit students from only a particular faculty. Other employers prefer to work only with us as a central office and we then coordinate recruitment with the other centres as necessary.  The choice is yours. 

Other centres on campus include: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Science.

For a complete listing and contact information, click here.

Contact Us

McGill Career Planing Service (CaPS)
3600 McTavish, Suite 2200
Montreal, QC H3A 1Y2

Tel: 514-398-3304
Email | Web

The students are back!

September is soon upon us and students are once again returning to campus. Some will be looking for part-time jobs during the school year; others will be looking for internships; and those graduating this year will be looking for full-time positions post-graduation.

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) is ready to help you tap into the talented pool of McGill students in order to meet your hiring needs, whether you are seeking to recruit undergraduate students, Masters students or PhD students.

On-campus recruitment

The fall semester is the time when many employers come to the McGill downtown and Macdonald campuses to recruit final year students who will join your organization after they graduate in December or April.  As well, employers come looking for interns for the winter semester. 

We can take charge of your recruitment campaign on the McGill campus by advertising your career opportunities on our website, arranging your company presentations, collecting CVs, and providing interview rooms for you and your selected candidates.

Click here for details.

Career fairs

Career Fairs are one of the ways for you to raise your visibility amongst McGill students.  Unlike some universities, McGill does not have one career fair for all students.  Instead, we have many career fairs throughout the year targeted to specific student groups.  This allows you to choose the fair that enables you to reach the student group that you are most interested in meeting. 

Click here for a list of the career fairs scheduled for 2009/2010.

In this issue:

We appreciate your support - thank you for recruiting at McGill
Our Student Recruitment Coordinator is here to help you
What does CaPS do for students and how can you help?
Interested in meeting and helping students in the Life Sciences?
Have you heard of CACEE?
Contact us

We appreciate your support - thank you for recruiting at McGill

You are receiving this e-newsletter because sometime over the last year, you have used our myFuture system to recruit students from McGill.  I hope that you found the experience a fruitful one. Because we want our students at McGill to be exposed to a wide variety of job and internship opportunities, I encourage you to use our system to advertise (at no cost!) your postings on-line as often as possible. 

The staff of the McGill Career Planning Service is here to serve you.

We very much value our relationship with you.  If you have any suggestions on how to improve our service to you, don’t hesitate to contact me at gregg.blachford@mcgill.ca  Telephone 514-398-3304. 

You can find job posting details at:  http://www.mcgill.ca/caps/employers/hire/

Gregg Blachford
Director, McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS)

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Our Student Recruitment Coordinator is here to help you

My name is Josie Capizzi, and I am the Student Recruitment Coordinator here at the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS). I have likely already communicated with many of you either by email (josie.capizzi@mcgill.ca) or phone (514-398-3304 ext. 0653) regarding posting jobs on myFuture, our online database of jobs for McGill students.

I wanted to let you know that you are also welcome to contact me if you need information about coming to campus to do a company presentation for our students. I can help you find a venue for the event and publicize it to students. 

Should you wish to interview students on campus, we have rooms which I can book for you, generally free of charge, to facilitate your interviewing needs. The earlier we hear from you, the more likely we will be able to meet your date and time requirements.  

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have regarding on-campus recruitment (part-time, summer, full-time, internship or volunteer positions). I enjoy working with employers in order to help you find the best students for your vacancies. 

I look forward to continuing to work together,

Josie Capizzi
CaPS Student Recruitment Coordinator

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What does CaPS do for students and how can you help?

The mission of the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) is to help McGill students and young alumni determine and fulfill their career goals.  CaPS offers a wide range of services related to students’ career development, desired employment outcomes and graduate education pursuits.  Our services include:

  • 24/7 student access to part-time and career-level job opportunities via the myFuture state-of-the-art online job and internship listing service
  • Individual career advising
  • Career education to help improve their job searching capabilities
  • On-campus interviewing and company presentations
  • Graduate and professional school preparation and information fairs
  • A Job Finding Club held 4 times a year
  • Targeted career weeks on different topics

We encourage employers to not only post employment opportunities for our students, but also to consider offering to come to campus to be a guest speaker at career panels, career cafés and at other career events.  You may not know how useful it is for students to hear about your own career path and to listen to any “tips for success” you might have for them.  If you are interested in participating in a career discovery event, contact Catherine Stace at 514-398-3304 ext 00947# or via e-mail catherine.stace@mcgill.ca.

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Interested in meeting and helping students in the Life Sciences?

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) would like to invite you to be part of the McGill 2009 Life Sciences Career Conference scheduled for October 7th and 8th, 2009.

The goal of this conference, with your participation, is to help science students transition into a career in the Life Sciences and increase their awareness of potential career paths within the industry.

The first day of the conference will be Professionals On Campus where we are asking you to volunteer your time to be part of a panel where you would speak to students about your career path and current position in the industry.

The second day will be an Employer Exhibition where, for a fee, you will have the opportunity to showcase your organization to students and recent graduates, and inform them of ways they can potentially enter the Life Sciences industry. You do not need to be recruiting at the time, as this event is meant to be a networking forum for students and professionals.

You can learn more about the conference by contacting Linda Cicuta at 514-398-3304 ext. 0762 or via email at linda.cicuta@mcgill.ca. You will also be able to register on line and learn more by going to our website at https://csm-caps.mcgill.ca/employers.

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Have you heard of CACEE?

CACEE is the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers.  It is a national non-profit partnership of employer recruiters and career services professionals. Their mission is to provide authoritative information, advice, professional development opportunities and other services to employers, career services professionals, and students.  We, at CaPS, are proud to be a member of this very important association.  

If you are an employer that would value the opportunity to meet other recruiters and university career services people like us at McGill, then you might consider joining CACEE.  For more information, visit their website at: www.cacee.com.

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