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In this issue:

Grad Workshops

Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students

External Events and News

Contact Me


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

With more than 2 million entries, PQD&T is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. UMI offers over 1.8 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download.

ProQuest is subscribed to by the McGill Library. Click here to connect to ProQuest.


Yearly Average Salary Ranges

Are you curious about what an average person earns after graduating from a master's/doctoral program?

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has put together a compilation of yearly salary ranges for 2005-2006. Please note that this is an American study in $US.

Click here to view the stats.


Job Search Resources for Grad Students

CAPS subscribes to a number of publications and online services that may of interest to graduate students.
Click here to view a sampling.

Contact the CAPS Resource Consultant for further information.


PhD Supoprt Group

The PhD Support Group will continue in the summer, to be held once a month on the last Wednesday of each month, in room 3001 of the Brown Student Services Building.


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
susan.molnar@mcgill.ca

May 1, 2007

CAPS is open all summer long and the graduate career advisors are here to help you!

This month, we encourage you to register for the Professional Development Workshop. This event is catered specifically for graduate students and is a comprehensive look at the job search process.


Workshops Exclusively for Grad Students

  • CV Writing for Graduate Students: Humanities and Social Sciences
    This workshop will show you how to market your graduate experience to employers beyond the university and to craft a C.V. that will get their attention. This session emphasizes C.V.'s as an active element of your job search, the importance of targeting, and the effective presentation of transferable skills.
  • CV Writing for Graduate Students: Sciences and Engineering
    This workshop will show you how to market your graduate experience to employers beyond the university and to craft a C.V. that will get their attention. This session emphasizes C.V.'s as an active element of your job search, the importance of targeting, and the effective presentation of transferable skills.

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Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students - a one stop shop!
A comprehensive development workshop that covers five key components of the job search, divided into two parts. You can sign up for either the morning or afternoon sessions, or both!

PART 1 -
Friday, May 4th, 11h00-12h30
Brown Building, Room 3001
Registration is required

  • Researching Employers
    Successful career planning is based on finding a good fit between your skills and the right employer for you. Learn how to research the employers that you are interested in.

  • Networking Your Way to the Job You Want
    Networking, schmoozing, bonding... whatever you call it, an effective job search involves meeting people who work in your target career area. This workshop will demonstrate techniques to help you get started.

  • Cold Calling as a Job Search Skill
    Afraid of make that cold call? You will learn how to effectively prepare your cold call to obtain a successful outcome. Not too much theory, but lots of practice.

PART 2 -
Friday, May 4th, 14h00-15h30
Brown Building, Room 3001
Registration is required

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

  • Assessing & Negotiating Your Job Offer
    Your interview was successful, so now you have to decide if the job is really what you want. This session will provide you with key factors to consider when making the decision and how you could make that job offer even better!

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External Events and News

For the Artists Among Us
YES is holding their 7th Montreal Self-Employment Artists Conference on May 14, 2007. Register by May 4th and get the early bird special.

If you are interested in forming a McGill graduate student Artists' Association/support system for budding artistic entrepreneurs, write me and I will let you know when and where we meet.

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© 2007 Career and Placement Service
Content: Susan Molnar
Design: Owen Ripley