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In this issue:

Grad Workshops

Job Finding Club

External Events and News

Contact Me

Grad Week: Wrapping Up

Graduate Career Week 2007: Branch Out was a huge success! Hundreds of graduate students came out to take part in the workshops and events offered. If you took part, we would appreciate hearing your feedback. Please consider submitting our online feedback form.

A special thanks to David Astoff, the curator of Thomson House, for his help in making the Graduate Student Art Exhibition happen.

If you missed a particular event, many were recorded and have been added to the CAPS Career Resource Centre (Getting Your First Academic Job, Take This Job and Get It, Developing Your Teaching Portfolio, Using Your Graduate Degree for a Career with the UN, Forensic Science Panel, Impostor Phenomenon, Protect and Market Your Intellectual Property Panel). Stop by and take advantage of them.

Montreal Job and Training Fair

The next fair runs April 11th and 12th at the Palais des congrès in Montreal. The Montreal Job and Training Fair is one of the largest of its kind, offering close to 140,000 job openings in all business sectors.

For more information, visit its website.

Contact me

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

Susan Molnar, M.Ed.
Graduate Career Advisor
(514) 398-3304 x0759

April 1, 2007

Spring has finally sprung! Remember that CAPS is here to help you all year round. Graduating students may wish to consider taking part in the CAPS Job Finding Club. Our regular workshops also continue throughout the month of April. Be sure to take advantage of them.

Enjoy the sun (and April rains)!

Workshops Exclusively for Grad Students

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

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Job Finding Club

What is the CAPS Job Finding Club?
The CAPS Job Finding Clubs consists of a group of 10 to 15 graduating students, all of whom are seeking employment. You will have each other for support with the assistance of a CAPS Job Finding Club Facilitator and Career Advisors. This is a two-week program designed to teach job seekers the most effective means of finding work in the field in which they want to be employed. The CAPS Job Finding Club is sponsored by CAPS, and there is no cost to the job seeker to participate. Students are asked to purchase the Job Search Handbook produced by CAPS ($8).

Dates of Next Sessions:
Session 1 - May 7th - May 18th
Session 2 - May 28th - June 8th
Session 3 - August 21st - September 1st

For more information on how to register, click here.

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External Events and News

ABC's of the PhD is a series of workshops being given by the Faculty of Education specifically targeted towards PhD students.

To do this week: grant application, paper to submit... preserving my sanity”: Stress busters in a successful Ph.D. process

There is no denying that a Ph.D. is stressful. Learn strategies to manage the stress and get some answers from those at the McGill Student Health Services.

  • What kinds of university policies and support systems are in place to help professors help students?
  • What are some strategies for helping you with your own general mental health as you negotiate the PhD and all the other activities in your life?

This workshop will be held on Friday, April 20th from 13h-15h in GSLIS (McLennan Library, TBA). For more information on the series, click here.

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Content: Susan Molnar
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