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In this issue:

Grad Workshops

Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students

Sweetening the Graduate Studies Pot

Websites of Interest to Graduate Students

Contact Me


CAPS Resource Centre

Whether you are looking for information on a career, scholarship information, tips on resume writing, contact information in the industries, or specifics on a program of study, the CAPS Career Resource Centre is here for you!

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

Check out these books specifically for graduate students.

Contact the CAPS Resource Consultant for further information.


PhD Support Group

The PhD Support Group will be held throughout the summer, on the last Wed. of each month in Room 3001 of the Brown Student Services Bldg. You do not need to register or have been a part of the previous Winter/Spring session. It will be held from 15h00-16h00. For more information contact Susan.

Next dates are June 27, July 25, and August 29.


Artists Among Us

The "Artists Among Us" Support Group will be held Friday, June 1st in Room 3001 of the Brown Student Services Bldg. If you are considering growing an artistic business and would like to share resources and support, we meet monthly. Come check us out!

Want to post your art for the McGill community to see? Check out www.mcgillart.ca. They are also looking for someone to maintain the website. If you are interested, please contact them.


Courses of Interest to Graduate Students

ContEd and the Faculty of Arts offer courses in intellectual property, the pharmaceutical industry, project management, and pronunciation and writing.


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

June 1, 2007

Summer is just around the bend. CAPS is open all summer long so be sure to take advantage of all that's happening this month.

Please note our summer office hours take effect the week of June 22nd (until August 6th), which means that we will be open Monday through Thursday, 9AM to 5PM and closed on Fridays.


Workshops Exclusively for Grad Students

  • "What Did I Learn in Graduate School Anyway?" Discovering Your Transferable Skills
    Your graduate studies have taught you much more than your might realize. Come learn how to re-articulate your graduate school experience to a wide range of employers. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own CV's to this event.
  • CV Writing for Graduate Students: Sciences & 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.


  • 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.

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Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students - a one stop shop!
Come to a comprehensive all-day 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, June 15th, 10h00-11h30
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, June 15th, 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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Sweetening the Graduate Studies Pot (excepted from the McGill Reporter)

by Neale McDevitt | In February 2007, Martin Kreiswirth began his mandate as Associate Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. A longtime champion of graduate studies, Kreiswirth has come to McGill from the University of Western Ontario where he was dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and a member of the executive committee of the North Eastern Association of Graduate Schools, Kreiswirth has definite ideas on how McGill can improve its reputation as one of the world's top universities for graduate students.

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Websites of Interest to Graduate Students

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