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Graduate Career Advisors @ CaPS
To book an appointment, call 514-398-3304, x0321.
Grad Advising & CV Drop-In
Advising and CV Drop-In for graduate students is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15h00-16h30 and Fridays from 10h00-11h30 and does not require an appointment, but space is limited. First come, first served.
Support Group for Doctoral Students
The Support Group, which was formed last year, is now open to new members. Meetings are held every second week at the Counselling Service, 3600 McTavish 4th floor.
Group discussions address students' concerns about motivation, time management, balancing doctoral work and personal life, relationship with supervisors, preparing to defend, future career plans etc. Particularly useful for students looking for support, encouragement, ideas, and a sense of connectedness.
Limited space available. For more information or to register please call 514-398-3601.
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Job Finding Club in January
Work with fourteen other students all looking to find a job. You will have each other for support, with the assistance of the CaPS facilitator, Janice Tester, and career advisors. It is a two-week intensive program designed to empower you to find work in your field and in a job you will love.
There is no administrative fee to participate. The only cost to the student is for the purchase of the Job Search Handbook ($8).
You need to apply and we consider people on a first-come-first-served basis. You will register at the CaPS reception by filling out an application form and submitting your CV. After which, we will contact you for a selection interview with an advisor.
The dates of the next Job Finding Clubs are:
January 18th to 29th, 2010
Are you ready for this wonderful opportunity? Check out the program on our website for full details and/or come to our office.
If you have any suggestions about how we can better serve you, don't hesitate to contact me.
Susan Molnar, M.Ed.
Welcome to the last CaPSScoop of the decade
The first snow fall this week brings with it the reality of winter. The CaPS office remains open to serve you until December 23rd. Check out the upcoming events below that might be of interest to you.
Next week is also our annual CEGEP panel discussion. This is your chance to hear first-hand from human resource professionals from 6 local CEGEPs.
All of us at CaPS wish you happy holidays and a happy New Year.
Also in this issue:
Thinking about teaching at CEGEP?
Then consider coming to this panel discussion with human resource professionals and faculty from 6 local CEGEPS: Dawson College, Vanier College, John Abbott College, Champlain College College Lionel Groulx, and Cegep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
The panel will take place on Monday, December 7 from 12h - 13h30 in the Thomson House Ballroom.
Hear what they have to say about the CEGEP system, what they look for when hiring new teachers & how they evaluate them, current trends in labour market, what it is really like teaching in your 1st year and other positions available in a CEGEP.
Please register for this event on myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab, then the "Workshops" tab and keyword search "CEGEP."
This monthly bulletin aims to inform you of major news and trends in the regional, domestic and North American labour markets. Your feedback is welcome.
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The following articles on RESEARCH CAREERS OUTSIDE ACADEMIA have been compiled by Vanessa Franco, CAPS Resource Consultant and MLIS McGill graduate.
Did you know we have over 3000 books in our collection that we lend out overnight?
Vanessa can offer the following job search services to you including helping you find information about funding, internships and volunteer opportunities, occupational profiles, & salaries. She is available for consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person between 10-5 Monday through Friday.
In preparing composition students for our state's writing-proficiency exam, I always begin by explaining how their work will be evaluated. I've found that knowing what raters are looking for helps students better understand how to prepare their essays.
I'd like to apply that same approach to another sort of proficiency exam: the job application. Having served on many search committees at two-year colleges, I have a pretty good idea how applications are evaluated. My objective is to help you understand the process, too, so you can craft your documents accordingly.
I’m in Syracuse right now, attending a conference of career advisors who specialize in graduate students. The conference opened up with a presentation by Julie Miller Vick (senior associate director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania and Jennifer Furlong (associate director, graduate student career development at Columbia University). You may know them better as columnists for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s CV Doctor and Career Talk.
They have just launched what has been described as ‘the bible’ of tips and advice for academic searchers transparently titled, “The Academic Job Search Handbook”. This is the fourth edition of the invaluable resource. If you are ever going to buy a book on the topic, this would be a good one to invest in. Check out your career centre and ask them to get a copy of this edition, if all they have is the third.
Registration for all of the following workshops is available through myFuture. Click on the "Workshops/Events" tab and select the "Workshops" tab.
Design: Owen Ripley