Working Humans of McGill


The purpose of the initiative is to share inspiring stories/experiences of working McGill students through candid portraits and accompanying mini-narratives about on-campus work, part-time or casual jobs, internships and/or full-time positions. These stories are meant to highlight the successes, challenges, discoveries and insights of those working while studying at McGill (concept based on Brandon Stanton’s Humans of NY photo-blog).

If you would like to participate in this initiative, please submit a portrait style photo, along with a meaningful caption/story (100-150 max.) We ask that all photos that are submitted are filter-free and completely unretouched. If you prefer to not be identifiable, you can exclude your face from the photo. Feel free to be inspired by the following reflection questions!

  • What do you like most about your job?
  • How do you balance school, work and life?
  • What has been the most rewarding part of your job?
  • What have you discovered about yourself through this process?
  • What has been your biggest accomplishment/challenge in this position and what have you learned through the process?
  • What advice would you give to a student who is looking for work or wants to gain experience?

Thank you for your enthusiasm! Follow us on Instagram @WorkingHumansOfMcGill

Share Your Story!

Submit an image
Please submit a portrait style headshot.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.

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