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Volume 11, Issue 1
Advise the Advisors!
CaPS Feedback Session for Undergraduate Students
Come to tell us what you think or our services and help us better understand your career related needs. Help us make CaPS a better service!
When: Thursday, October 1 at 1pm
Pizza and refreshments will be served.
To participate please register through the "Events" tab, followed by the "Workshops" tab in myFuture. Keyword search "Focus group."
Pick up the P.A.C.E.
Do you need help choosing a major or a career path?
CaPS, in collaboration with Counselling Services, offers the Program for the Advancement of Career Explorations (PACE).
P.A.C.E. is available to undergraduate and graduate students, both at the Downtown and Macdonald campuses.
To register, please go to the Career Planning Service office at either campus.
There is a fee of $15 to cover the cost of vocational testing. The session is limited to only 15 students, so register soon to ensure that you get a spot!
C.V. Review and Advising Drop-In
Undergraduate students can drop in to CaPS, where a Career Advisor or Peer Educator will provide basic feedback and suggestions regarding your CV. Should this revision period prove insufficient, we would recommend you make an individual appointment. Please know we unfortunately cannot review cover letters during this time.
For a listing of C.V. Drop-In times, please click here. Please note space is limited.
Undergraduate students can also drop in to CaPS to speak with a Career Advisor without an appointment for a quick question as a preliminary meeting to help you set your future goals.
For a listing of Advising Drop-In times, please click here. Please note space is limited.
Don't have time to come by our office in person? Then check out our online "Ask a Career Advisor" service. Click on the icon below.
Check out the Vault Guide
Vault is the world’s leading source of career information. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient.
Vault also has a ton of material on finding summer jobs and internships.
McGill subscribes to this service and you can check it out today (you must be connected to the McGill VPN).
New CaPS Podcasts
CaPS is proud to announce its third and fourth podcasts.
Join the Mentor Program
The Mentor Program links current McGill students with working McGill alumni. It gives you the rare opportunity to enter into a professional relationship that can help shape your career path by giving you insider information. You will have the opportunity to receive advice, build professional networks and ask any and all questions about the realities of work and life beyond the classroom.
myFuture Resume Builder
myFuture has now incorporated a resume builder which you can find in your Documents tab. This new feature provides all the resources you need to create and submit your resume. It's quick and easy to use and produces high-quality, professional-looking resumes you can access anytime, from any computer. Check it out by going to your Document tab from your myFuture homepage and click on the Resume Builder tab.
Click here for a quick training guide.
(But remember, CaPS also holds a daily C.V. drop-in where you can have your C.V. reviewed.
Become a fan of the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) on Facebook as an extra way to stay informed about the latest CaPS events!
Considering further study?
The QS World Grad School Tour is working with McGill University to help you find the answer to the lingering question “is further study right for me?”
RBC Next Great Innovator Challenge
Businesses thrive on innovation, creative problem-solving, and well-designed solutions.
In September, RBC Royal Bank will challenge students across Canada with a real world problem to solve.
If you feel you have the creative chops to develop an idea worthy of a world-class bank, build your team and register for the RBC Next Great Innovator Challenge.
For more information, click here.
The World’s Largest Youth-Run Organization is Recruiting!
Are you interested in developing a worldwide network, going on international internships, gaining corporate exposure and having leadership opportunities? AIESEC McGill is now recruiting members for specific positions in the local chapter.
CaPS is located in the Brown Student Services Building (3600 McTavish, Suite 2200).
We also have an office at Macdonald Campus in the Centennial Centre.
Check out our website for details on all our programs and services!
For further inquiries, or to book an appointment with an advisor, please email us or call 514-398-3304 or drop into our office.
Welcome new and returning students!
The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) would like to welcome all new students to McGill and welcome back all returning students. This newsletter, entitled the CaPSScoop, is our primary publication and is designed to keep you informed about career and employment-related news, trends and events. You can expect to receive it around the 1st of every month.
Whether you are in U0 or U3, be sure to take advantage of CaPS in the year ahead. We are here to help you - whether you are trying to find a part-time job, prepare grad school applications, find post-graduation work or find out career possibilities related to your major. Click here for a full listing of programs and services.
First year students should consider checking out the P.A.C.E. Program - a great way to learn about your interests and whether you are in the right academic program.
Students in their final year may want to participate in on-campus recruitment ( especially those looking to work in Consulting, Finance, IT and Engineering).
As always, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our services. We wish you a very successful year ahead.
In this issue:
CaPS Career Rescue Team
Do you need help with your Resume?
Are you suffering from Format Influenza, Detail Amnesia, Information Overdose, Style-itis, Content-a-phobia?
Then by all means come to the CaPS CV clinic where you will meet one-on-one with one of our top-notch careerologists who will assist you in overcoming your CV issues!
Look for our Career Rescue Team in front of the Shatner Building on September 9th, 10th and 11th between 1:00-3:30. Don’t forget to bring a hard copy of your CV.
For a full listing of all events offered by CaPS, log-in to myFuture. See you soon!
Fall 2009 recruitment in the areas of Consulting, Financial Institutions, Engineering & Information Technology is here. Find out more by attending company presentations, career fairs and reading our brochures on Campus Recruitment (ie how to search, upload documents, apply, sign up for interviews, etc.) and Career Fairs.
Click here for a schedule of recruitment campaign's deadlines and interviews. You may also want to check out the following events:
Welcome back! If you are about to enter your final year at McGill you are likely happily anticipating the year to come and looking forward to the satisfaction and pride you will feel upon successful completion of your degree. However, you may also have a vague sense of uncertainty in the pit of your stomach when you think about what happens after graduation. Whether you have concrete career plans, a few general ideas, or absolutely no clue what life holds for you post-graduation, read on for 10 tips on how you can make the most of this fall career-wise and set yourself up well for life after McGill.
“How do I find a part-time on-campus job?” - probably the most frequently asked question at CaPS at this time of year - offers no simple answer. Like any job search, finding an on-campus job takes hard work and dedication, especially considering the majority of on-campus jobs at McGill are never posted anywhere.
Here are some tips to help you locate those elusive on-campus jobs.
It’s funny how participating in a single event can unleash an array of opportunities. When I signed up to volunteer for Montreal’s Fashion and Design Festival last June, I thought I would make friends and watch runway shows close-up. I never imagined that the experience could open my eyes to a whole new world, filled with diverse career possibilities.
It’s the start of another school year here at McGill, and for many of you it will be your first. Here at the CaPS Resource Centre we have over 3000 items to help you develop your study and work skills, perform your best as a student, and start acquiring experience in the world of work, in addition to resources to help you apply for jobs, prepare for interviews and explore occupations. Below are some titles from our collection to help you succeed this school year and prepare for your future.
It is the beginning of the semester and you are running around tying up loose ends, shopping for classes and settling back into the semester. The last thing that you are thinking about is how you are going to beef up your C.V. in order to male yourself more employable in the job market. Well believe it or not now is the perfect time to do just that! Volunteering is one of the perfect extracurricular activities to help you develop as a person as well as gain valuable experience. Knowing that, the next question is where do you go? There are numerous community organizations around town to explore in order to determine where you fit in. One organization worth discovering is Tyndale St. Georges.
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."
Design: Owen Ripley