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November 1, 2006

Dear %Member:CustomField24%:

Welcome to the "new look" of the McGill CAPS Career Newsletter for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows. As your CAPS Career Advisor, I will be sending you news once a month on upcoming events.

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her yet,  Lorna MacEachern joined the Career and Placement Services  (CAPS) team in September.  Like me, she will be working with grad students on both the downtown and Mac campuses.  A graduate of the McGill Counselling Psychology program, she is at the MAC campus on Tuesdays and downtown Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. She can be reached at lorna.maceachern@mcgill.ca or at 398-3304 x 00945

As a reminder, individual advising sessions are available by appointment.  To book call 514-398-3304. Alternatively, you can Drop-in for CV & Cover Letter review on Tues. & Wed.  2:30-4:00 p.m.  First come, first served. 


Highlights of Upcoming Events

1.) PhD Support Group Planning Meeting: Nov. 3rd, 2006, 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
***(Please note change of time) ***
2.) Arts Internship Info. Session for Graduate Students: Nov. 8th, 2006, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
3.) International Monetary Fund Presentation: Nov. 27th, 2006, 10:00-11:00 am
4)  CEGEP Panel Discussion: Dec. 1st, 2006, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
5) Upcoming Workshops for Graduate Students and Post-Docs


1) Ph D Support Group Planning Meeting
Nov. 3rd, 2006, Brown Bldg., Room 5001, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.

Due to the overwhelming success of the PhD Support Group last year, a CAPS/Counselling initiative, we will be starting a new Support Group in January 2007. To help in organizing this, we invite you to attend a Planning Session so we can get your ideas, comments and suggestions.

A meeting will be held:

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3600 McTavish, Room 5001

For more information contact eric.widdicombe@mcgill.ca or susan.molnar@mcgill.ca.


2) Arts Internship Information Session
Nov. 8th, 2006, Thomson House, Room 404, 2:00-3:30 p.m.


The Arts Internship Office will provide information on the Arts Internship program, finding an internship, and funding opportunities. Graduate students will also have the opportunity to ask former graduate interns about their internship experience. All are welcome. No registration is required.


3) International Monetary Fund Presentation
Nov. 27th, 2006, Brown Bldg., Room 5001, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Registration is required.

The IMF (www.imf.org) is an organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.

A presentation on employment opportunities with the IMF will be given. All graduate students are welcome to the presentation, however interviews will be held following the presentation for the Economist Program (EP) position intended for Economics PhD candidates. For more information on the EP program visit http://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/job/econpro.htm


4) CEGEP Panel Discussion
Dec. 1st, 2006, Thomson House Ballroom, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Registration is required.


Thinking about teaching at a College? Come to this panel discussion with human resource professionals and faculty from 5 local English CEGEPs: Dawson College, Vanier College, John Abbott College, Champlain College, Marianopolis. Hear what they have to say about the CEGEP system, current trends in labour market, what they look for when hiring new teachers & how they evaluate them, and what training is available for uncertified CEGEP teachers.


5) Graduate Student Workshops

Networking Skills for Graduate Students and Post-Docs
Never schmoozed? An effective job search involves meeting the people you want to work with. This workshop will highlight the unique opportunities and constraints that face graduate students seeking to build relationships in their target professional area.

     

Thu Nov 9th 2006

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Register)

Thomson House


Successful Interview Techniques for Graduate Students (M, PhD, Post Docs)
A highly interactive workshop that covers what to do before, during and after an interview.

 

 

 

Mon Nov 13th 2006

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Register)

Thomson House, Room 404

Mon Dec 4th 2006

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Register)

Thompson House


From Your Lab to your Livelihood: Making the most of a Post-Doc
Finding, selecting, and fully capitalizing upon a post-doctoral position can be difficult for many PhD students, and yet such fellowships remain a key component of professional development in many fields. This workshop will focus on key strategies and some useful resources for success for those both actively seeking and already occupying post-doctoral research positions.

     

Wed Nov 22nd 2006

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Register)

Thomson House


Make a Profit from your Creative Pursuits

Do you paint? take photographs? dance? Have you ever wondered how to turn your art into a part-time business? Come to this workshop and find out how to turn your creative pursuits into self-employment opportunities! Learn about basic business skills (marketing, accounting, and legal tips) and turn your expensive hobby into a secondary source of income. **Business Skills for Creative Souls-The Montreal Artists Handbook $19.95 (optional)

     

Thu Nov 23rd 2006

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Register)

Centennial Bldg. Room 207, MAC Campus


If you have any suggestions about how we can better serve you, don't hesitate to contact me.

Susan Molnar, M.Ed.
Career Advisor
3600 McTavish, Suite 2200
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2
Tel. (514) 398-3304 x 0759
susan.molnar@mcgill.ca

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