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It's February so get serious about finding that summer job or internship

Now is the time to start looking for your summer job or internship. It may seem early, but employers have already begun hiring students. Take the time to check out the current listings on myFuture and consult the resources on our website.

As always, if you have questions or need help along the way, our staff is here to assist you. You can stop by for C.V. Drop-in or make an individual appointment with one of our Career Advisors.

Happy job hunting!

In this issue:

Scoring a Great Summer Position – Tips for Success!
Volunteering: The Experience You Need

New Resources Roundup
Events
Workshops
Contact Us


Scoring a Great Summer Position – Tips for Success!

by Jan Bottomer, CaPS Music and Arts Career Advisor

If you’re like the vast majority of McGill students, you’re currently in the process of looking for a job or an internship this summer…or at least thinking about doing so! Maybe this is your first time searching for a summer job and you’re looking to gain some general work experience. Maybe you’re close to graduation and hoping to increase your experience and contacts in your field of interest. Maybe you just need to make as much money as possible in four months to finance your schooling. Maybe you just want to do something different, work outdoors, experience something new, travel, live in a new city or region, have some fun…

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Volunteering: The Experience You Need

by Riccardo Cordi, CaPS Career Advisor Intern

With graduation just a couple of months away for some, you might be looking ahead to your lives post-McGill. While this is certainly a time to celebrate your academic achievements, for many it is also a time of uncertainty. The prospect of heading out into the workforce can be an anxiety-provoking endeavor; particularly for those who are looking for work for the first time.

Regardless of whether you are in U1 or U3, it is never too early (or too late for that matter) to start gaining valuable experience that can help you land that first job. Often times, students find themselves in a Catch-22; they cannot get the job they want because they lack the experience necessary, and they cannot get the experience necessary if they don’t land the job. However, there is a way of getting that much needed experience; volunteering.

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New Resources Roundup

by Vanessa Franco, CaPS Career Resource Consultant

The CaPS Career Resource Centre has many new resources for you!

The latest issues of digital and print serials, such as International Career Employment Weekly, Canada Employment Weekly, the Chronicle of Higher Education, University Affairs, Artsboard and Verge Magazine, are available for download or on-site consultation. These are accessible in PDF format via myFuture and/or in print on the periodicals rack next to the front desk. Take advantage of these comprehensive career resources that offer, among other things, job listings in Canada and abroad, in industry and academia.

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Events

The events below are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all events offered this month and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Workshops/Panels/Events" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."


Workshops

The workshops below are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all workshops offered this month and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Workshops/Panels/Events" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."

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