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Vol. 15, Issue 1
Published by the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS)


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NEW: Student Career Stories on the CaPS Website!

Looking for post-graduation advice? Wondering what job search strategies and tips other McGill grads have found helpful?

Career Stories

If you would like to share your own “Career Story” please contact Linda Cicuta

Vault Guide (Career Insider)

Vault is the world’s leading source of career information.
Going Global

The leading provider of country specific career and employment resources for individuals interested in working outside of their home country.
My World Abroad (Formerly 'The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas')

The authoritative guide on international careers.
Contact Us

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, call 514-398-3304 or drop into our office.

For other career centres on campus, click here.
Join the McGill Mentor Program

The McGill 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.

With the McGill Mentor Program, advice is free. Sign up or get more information online at caps.mcgill.ca/ci2 or contact the Mentor Program Coordinator

CaPS Drop-In

Students can 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, or to receive basic feedback and suggestions regarding your CV.

Monday: 2:30-5:00
Tuesday: 1:30-4:30
Wednesday: 2:00-5:00
Thursday: 9:30-12:30
Friday: 9:30-12:30

Please note space is limited.

myFuture Drop-In

Students can drop in to CaPS for a quick hands on tour of myFuture. Learn about some of it’s features such as search agents, career resources, uploading documents and much more.

Check out the “How To Guide” where you can find everything you need to know about finding a job through myFuture.

Sept 03:11:30-12:00
Sept 04:11:30-12:00
Sept 05: 2:00-2:30
Sept 06: 2:00-2:30
Sept 09: 11:30-12:00
Sept 10: 2:00-2:30
Sept 11: 2:00-2:30
Sept 12: 11:30-12:00
Sept 13: 11:30-12:00
Sept 16: 2:00-2:30
Sept 17:11:30-12:00
Sept 18: 2:00-2:30
Sept 19: 2:00-2:30
Sept 20: 11:30-12:00

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.


Back To School
Welcome to the first Edition of CaPSScoop for 2013/2014!

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) would like to welcome all new students to McGill and welcome back all returning students. Whether you are just starting or finishing up, 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 explore career possibilities related to your major. Click here for a full listing of programs and services.

First year students should consider checking out Tips & Resources available to you through CaPS. It is never too early to think about and plan your future.

Students in their final year who plan to work after graduation should attend career fairs, professional development workshops and participate in on-campus recruitment
(especially those looking to work in Consulting, Finance, IT and Engineering)
.

The CaPS team can equip you with the right information and tools so that you may confidently step into graduate school and the work force.

If you have any questions, drop by our office on the downtown or Macdonald campus. We are always happy to help you! Wishing you a very successful year ahead.

Inside this issue:

Fall On-Campus Recruitment
Upcoming Career Fairs
1 in 7 Canadians are on LinkedIn. Are you?
Alumni Interviews: Ankita Rao from Ernst & Young
Are You One of the Next 36?
Labour Market Information
Lisa's Corner
September Info Sessions
September Workshops
Sneak Peek Into October



Fall On-Campus Recruitment

Are you looking for a job in the Federal or Provincial Government, Consulting, Financial Institutions, Engineering or Information Technology? If you're graduating in 2013-2014, now is the time when these industries recruit on campus. 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. Take a look at our Podcasts which will provide you with quick online access to some of our career development workshops. These podcasts have been created to give you some fundamental information on the different components of the job search process

For a schedule of recruitment campaign's deadline dates and interviews, click here. You may also want to check out the following events:
  • McGill Tech Fair - Sept. 25 & 26 - New Residence Hall - 9:30am - 3:30pm - open to all disciplines
  • Management Career Fair - Sept 27 - Centre Mont Royal - open to all non management students as of 1:00pm, McGill ID required - business formal required.

For a full list of career fairs click here. For a full listing of all events offered by CaPS, log-in to myFuture.

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Upcoming Career Fairs

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 "Career Fairs/Career Days" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."





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1 in 7 Canadians are on LinkedIn. Are you?
LINKEDIN PROFILE REVIEW FOR UNDERGRADUATES

CaPS will provide basic feedback and suggestions regarding your LinkedIn profile during an appointment. Registration for Peer LinkedIn Advising is on an appointment basis. We also provide a service for one complimentary professional photo for your LinkedIn profile; you can inform us at the end of appointment if you are interested in it. Peer LinkedIn Advising sessions are for 20 minutes and will begin on Monday, September 9th. This service is for all Undergraduate students. (Note: Cover Letters/CVs cannot be reviewed during the LinkedIn Advising session).

To make an appointment for Peer LinkedIn Advising, please call (514) 398-3304.

Join the CaPS LinkedIn Group!

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Alumni Interviews: Ankita Rao from Ernst & Young
BY TRACY YUEN, MASTER OF SCIENCE (EPIDEMIOLOGY) & CaPSSCOOP JOURNALIST

Being well prepared from day one has certainly paid off for Ankita Rao. Landing a coveted position with Ernst & Young right after completing her Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance at McGill University, Rao shared her take on how to get the most out of your undergraduate experience and ensure a smooth transition from university to the workforce.

“Meet with your academic advisor early on during your first year, not only to layout the necessary requirements for completing your degree, but to determine ways to distinguish yourself from the rest. Minor in a unique subject, such as foreign language, or partake in extracurricular activities outside of your department. Not only will it allow you to explore different interests, recruiters will also be able to differentiate you from all the other students with stellar grades and work experience.”

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Are You One of the Next 36?


Are you an undergraduate student in year U2 or above? Do you think you have what it takes to revolutionize the business world? Are you interested in becoming a successful entrepreneur? Then you should consider applying for the 2013 cohort of The Next 36!

The Next 36 is a challenging 8-month program focused on developing the next wave of great Canadian entrepreneurs. Each of the selected 36 undergraduate students is closely mentored by some of Canada's premier business leaders, receiving invaluable insight on how to cultivate success in the entrepreneurial world. The students will be challenged to build a venture in the mobile or tablet space, with the aid of up to $80,000 in funding, academic instruction from some of the world's top faculty, and numerous professional resources. By the end of the program, Canada's most innovative and driven upcoming talent will possess the skills, networks, and knowledge to build the best businesses of tomorrow.

Applications are due on October 7th, 2013. Visit www.thenext36.ca for more details.

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Labour Market Information
BY LISA LIN, CaPS CAREER RESOURCE CONSULTANT

This monthly bulletin aims to inform you of major news and trends in the Québec, Canada and U.S. labour markets. Your feedback is welcome.

In this issue

  • Francophone migration: Leaving Quebec for jobs
  • 39,000 jobs lost pushes unemployment rate up to 7.2%
  • Occupational highlight: Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
  • Lisa’s Corner: Reliefweb

News

Francophone migration: Leaving Quebec for jobs
Montreal Gazette, 10 August 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Francophone+migration+Leaving
+Quebec+jobs/8769239/story.html

Between 2006 and 2011, about 20,000 residents went searching for greener pastures in other provinces.

39,000 jobs lost pushes unemployment rate up to 7.2%
CBC News, 09 August 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/08/09/business-economy-jobs.html
For the fourth time in seven months, the Canadian economy has shed jobs, pushing the jobless rate in July up to 7.2 per cent.

Occupational highlight

Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers (4166)
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/qc/job_futures/statistics/4166.shtml
Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, produce reports and administer elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs. They are employed by government departments, school boards, research institutes, professional associations and educational and other organizations throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed. Job prospects in this occupation are fair.

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Lisa's Corner
BY LISA LIN, CaPS CAREER RESOURCE CONSULTANT

Reliefweb is a service from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This site provides interactive maps allowing users to find the most timely humanitarian information of regions the OCHA monitors. For those who are interested in working in humanitarian and developmental jobs: http://reliefweb.int/jobs

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September Info Sessions for
On-Campus Recruitment

Dozens of company information sessions and tours are taking place throughout September. The events below are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all events offered and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Information Sessions" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."

  • BMO Capital Markets
    Sept 4, 18:30 - 20:30 | Sofitel Hotel - 1155 Sherbrooke St. West, Picasso Ballroom

  • Microsoft Corporation (resume/interview clinic)
    Sept 5, 18:30 - 20:00 | Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 5

  • Microsoft Corporation (drop-in session)
    Sept 6, 14:00 - 16:30 | Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 5

  • National Bank Financial / Financière Banque Nationale
    Sept 9, 11:30 - 13:00 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620

  • Bell Canada
    Sept 9, 17:30 - 19:00 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620

  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board / L'Office d'investissement du RPC
    Sept 10, 11:30 - 13:00 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620

  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
    Sept 10, 17:30 - 19:00 | Bronfman Building, McKee Lounge (Room 600)

  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) - RBC Capital Markets / Marchés des Capitaux
    Sept 11, 11:30 - 13:00 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) / Banque Canadienne Impériale de Commerce
    Sept 11, 17:30 - 19:00 | Bronfman Building, McKee Lounge (Room 600)


  • Accenture
    Sept 11, 17:30 - 19:00 | Faculty Club Ballroom

  • Sun Life Financial / Financière Sun Life
    Sept 12, 11:30 - 13:00 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620


  • TD Bank Group-Securities / Groupe Banque TD-Valeurs Mobilières TD
    Sept 12, 18:00 - 19:30 | Omni Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke St West - Pierre de Coubertin Room

  • Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Inc.
    Sept 13, 11:30 - 13:30 | Bronfman Building, McKee Lounge (Room 600)

  • Procter & Gamble Inc.
    Sept 16, 11:30 - 13:00 | Faculty Club Ballroom

  • Oliver Wyman
    Sept 16, 17:30 - 19:00 | Faculty Club

  • GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.
    Sept 17, 11:30 - 13:30 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620

  • Novantas Inc.
    Sept 17, 17:30 - 19:00 | Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 5

  • IBM
    Sept 17, 17:30-19:30 | TBA

  • Microsoft Corporation
    Sept 17, 18:30 - 20:00 | McConnell Building, Room 11


  • KPMG s.r.l. / s.e.n.c.r.l. - SECOR
    Sept 18, 11:30 - 13:00 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620

  • Deloitte / Samson Bélair-Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l.
    Sept 18, 17:30 - 19:30 | Faculty Club

  • Morgan Stanley
    Sept 18, 18:00 - 20:00 | Frank Dawson Adams Building Auditorium

  • General Electric Canada (GE) / Générale Électrique du Canada (GE)
    Sept 19, 11:30 - 13:30 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620

  • Shell Canada
    Sept 19, 17:00 - 19:00 | Faculty Club

  • Labatt/Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Sept 19, 17:30 - 19:00 | Faculty Club

  • Google
    Sept 23, 18:00 - 19:30 | Frank Dawson Adams Building Auditorium

  • Manulife Financial / Financière Manuvie
    Sept 23, 11:30 - 13:00 | Bronfman Building, Nabisco Room 620

  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Sept 24, 12:00 - 14:30 | Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 5

  • The Mosaic Company
    Sept 24, 17:00 - 19:00 | Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 5

  • Chubb Insurance Company of Canada / Chubb du Canada Compagnie d'Assurance
    Sept 24, 17:30 - 19:00 | Newtown - 1476 Crescent Street

  • Cenovus Energy Inc.
    Sept 25, 17:00 - 18:30 | Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 126

  • Capital One (Canada)
    Sept 25, 17:30 - 19:30 | Apollo Restaurant - 1333 Rue University

  • National Instruments
    Sept 25, 18:00 - 20:00 | McConnell Engineering Building, Room 11

  • Sherritt International Corporation
    Sept 25, 18:00 - 20:00 | Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 126

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers - Canada - Montreal
    Sept 26, 18:00 - 20:00 | PWC Office - 1250 Boul. René Lévesque

  • Teck Resources
    Sept 26, 17:00 - 19:00 | Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 5

  • Reckitt Benckiser
    Sept 26, 17:30 - 19:00 | Faculty Club, Old McGill Room

  • Imperial Oil Ltd.
    Sept 26, 18:30 - 20:00 | MDHAR G10, 810 Sherbrook St. West

  • Microsoft Corporation
    Sept 26, 18:30 - 20:00 | McConnell Building, Room 11

  • Target
    Oct 2, 17:30 - 19:30 | TBA


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Workshops, Panels and Events

The events below are only a sampling of the many taking place this month. For a full listing of all events offered 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."

  • Trade Simulator Competitions
    Sept 2, all day | External to McGill


  • International Student Orientation Sessions
    Sept 3, 4, 5, & 6 at 16:00 | Service Point: 3415 McTavish, corner Sherbrooke
    Sept 9, 11, 13 & 17 at 15:30 | Service Point: 3415 McTavish, corner Sherbrooke


  • Workshop #6 = Practice Case Interviewing (prerequisite: series #1)
    Sept 12, 14:00 - 15:30 | Brown 5001
    Sept 30, 10:30 - 12:00 | Brown 3001


  • Los Angeles Career Forum 2013
    Sept 15, 9:00 - 19:00 | External to McGill


  • International students: Adapting to the Canadian job market
    Sept 17, 10:30 - 12:00 | Brown 3001


  • Workshop #1 = Build your Job Search Tools (CV, cover letter, interview)
    Sept 19, 10:00 - 11:30 | Brown 3001

  • Grad School Applicants: Learn how to apply
    Sept 24, 10:30 - 12:00 | Brown 3001

  • ISS Reception for New International Students
    Sept 24, 16:30 – 18:30 | Redpath Hall
    (register online at: www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents)


  • Workshop #3 = Perfect your Professional Image (business etiquette, school to work transition)
    Sept 25, 14:00 - 15:30 | Brown 5001

  • Workshop #4 = Practice your Networking (prerequisite: workshop #2)
    Sept 27, 10:30 - 12:00 | Brown 3001

  • Workshop #5 = Practice your Interviewing (prerequisite: workshop #1)
    Sept 27, 14:00 - 15:30 | Brown 3001

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Sneak Peek Into October


Graduate Schools Fair

Macdonald Career Fair

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