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February 2008

It's not too late to take in the countless events being offered through Backpack to Briefcase. Take advantage of the workshops, panel discussions and events offered throughout February and March!

In this issue:

Now Playing: Backpack to Briefcase 2008
Meeting Remarkable People
The Myth About Selling
Working for the Wonderful World of Disney
Events
Career Development Workshops
Career Fairs
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8 weeks - 2 locations - 7 career fairs - 20+ seminars and workshops – ALL FREE!!

Throughout February and March, CAPS and the McGill Alumni Association (MAA) will be hosting over thirty events that will help your transition from school to the workplace. Past graduates, current professionals and experienced career advisors will share all the ins and outs on how to prepare and succeed in the working world.
You won’t learn about this in your classroom, so check out the schedule and sign up for as many events as you’d like! (link here)

If you are wondering if this is part of our infamous Career Month, it is! We have fused our traditional Career Month events, with the MAA’s Backpack to Briefcase, and formulated three themes with the eight weeks:

Best Foot Forward
It’s a Big World out there: Diversity in the Workplace
Life after McGill

Each theme is packed with seminars and workshops which will take place either in the Brown Student Services Building or at the Martlet House. Guest speakers are coming from a variety of disciplines and work places, so take advantage of these networking opportunities; they will surely bring you one step closer to entering the working world.

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Meeting Remarkable People

by Lucy A. Armstrong, B Music in Performance (Clarinet), U3

As many of you already know, from January 28 to March 27 the CAPS office is hosting “Backpack to Briefcase,” a treasury of exciting and informative seminars that offer sound advice regarding that great transition from inside the classroom and out into the vast world. This will be a tremendous initiative for many students to experience a taste of the career realm, meet fascinating people, and have a chance to practice their communications skills in regards to setting off a good impression for prospective future employers. The latter point is one I wish to capitalize on in detail – given the calibre of career gurus who will be present during the next couple of months, it is essential to take advantage of approaching them on a one-to-one basis, getting to know them and giving them an idea of who YOU are. And for those among the go-getters who are especially avid, there is always the possibility of conducting your own interviews on the special guests – after all, they are here to set off as appealing an impression, just as an eager student in an important job interview. So bite that bottom lip and make a beeline straight for that person who has made such an impression on you – and you have already taken a step towards cultivating your career world.

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The Myth About Selling

by Gus Nawfal and Phillip Holcomb, Employers

“The Marcus Evans business model is about integrity and success for our clients.”

Have you ever thought about a career in sales? Maybe selling is not your thing or maybe you have wanted to try it, but you are afraid to take the risk. In your mind you see sales as a profession that involves cold calling and begging people for their business. If that is the case, I would like to sell you on becoming a leader in sales.

The world of sales revolves around everything from mops and brooms to conferences that deal with battlefield medicine and e-warfare. People who sell these products find success because they believe in the product and give it 110%.  

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Working for the Wonderful World of Disney

by Jillian Gora, BA Psychology, U3

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of working at Walt Disney World. My family and I would visit Disney World relatively often, and I knew that one day, I would be a ‘cast member’.

This dream recently became a reality. This past summer I worked at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida; I ‘played the role’ of both character attendant and lifeguard.

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Events

For a full listing of all events offered in February, click here.

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Career Development Workshops

For a full listing of all workshops offered in February, click here.

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Career Fairs

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