Work Your BA – Connect to your Future January 21 – 31, 2020

Event

Come to Work Your BA events to explore, learn about options and different paths, and gain ideas, information, inspiration, motivation and advice! Organized by McGill's Career Planning Service (CaPS) and the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS).

CaPS and AUS are organizing a buffet of events to feed your career curiosity from the Non Profit/Public Service Fair to career panel discussions to a great roundtable event to help you meet and learn from professionals in a wide variety of fields.


WORK YOUR BA WARMUP!

FSWEP – Federal Student Work Experience Program
January 20, 12:30 pm – 2:00pm
Brown 5001
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WORK YOUR BA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

January 21 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Peer CV Drop-In Brown 2200

January 21

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Entrepreneurship Panel Brown 5001
January 22

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Career Studio #1 – Killer Résumés

Brown 2200

January 22 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm The McGill Grad School Experience

Brown 5001

January 22-24 All Day Federal Government Networking Trip Ottawa
January 23

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Composer un CV et une lettre de présentation Brown 2200
January 23

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Career Studio #2 – Proactive Job Search Brown 2200

January 23

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mental Health in the Workplace (panel) TBC
January 24 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Peer CV Drop In Brown 2200
January 24 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Summer Opportunities: Jobs and Internships Brown 5001
January 27 11:00 am -12:30 pm The Art of Public Speaking Brown 2200
January 27 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Career Studio #3 – Optimize LindedIn

Brown 2200

January 27 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop

New Chancellor Day Hall, Moot Court Room 100

January 28 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Peer CV Drop-In Brown 2200
January 28 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Careers with Global Impact

Leacock 232
January 29

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

ION - Interview Preparation Workshop for Internships Brown 5001
January 29 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm NonProfit/NGO &Community Services Fair

New Residence Hall

January 29 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Career Success Package and LinkedIn headshot (LifeAYD) Brown 2200
January 30 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm RBC on Campus - Your Brand Matters Brown 5001
January 30 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm How to Assess Job Offers and Negotiate Salary Brown 5001
January 30 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Speed Mentoring with Young Alumni Event

Thomson House Ballroom

January 31

11:00 am -12:00 pm

Career Studio #4 – Effective Interviewing

Brown 2200


Peer CV Drop-Ins
January 21st, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Brown 2200
 


Entrepreneurship Panel
January 21st, 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
Brown 5001
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Career Studio #1 – Killer Résumés
January 22nd, 10:00 am -11:00 am
CaPS Library
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In this 1st Career Studio, we will go over what makes a killer resume and work together to ensure yours is the best it can be for the type of position you’re looking for.

You must bring a hard copy of your resume and your laptop.

By attending this studio, you will walk away with:

• Key points on what makes a professional resume
• Strategies for customizing your resume for specific jobs


Career Studio #2 – Proactive Job Search
January 23rd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CaPS Library
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In this 2nd Career Studio, we will use tools and resources to teach you how to find the answers these questions:
• How do I research industries for career prospects and learn industry key issues?
• How can I find the companies that make up a given industry?
• How can I learn more about a specific company?
• What is the current job market and job prospects for a specific occupation?

By attending this studio, you will walk away with:
• Hands on experience on how to use industry classification systems, and company directories
• Tips on what to look for while conducting industry, company, and occupational research


Mental Health in the Workplace (panel)
January 23rd, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TBA
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Peer CV Drop-Ins
January 24th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brown 2200
 


Summer Opportunities: Jobs and Internships
January 24th, 1:30 pm - 3:00pm
Brown 5001
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Wondering what to do this summer and how to look for opportunities? Join CaPS and the Arts Internship Office (AIO) for this joint workshop and learn about effective job search strategies, summer job and internship opportunities, and AIO awards.

Speakers:

Melanie Walkty, Career Counsellor, McGill Career Planning Service

Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo, Internship Office Coordinator, McGill Arts Internship Office


The Art of Public Speaking
January 27th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Brown 5001
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Speaker: Jay Olson, McGill PhD candidate in Psychiatry


B.A. Lawyer. Is Law School for You? Get the Scoop!
January 27th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
New Chancellor Day Hall, Moot Court Room 100
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Law School. Should you go? What’s it like? How do you get in? What types of careers does it lead to? This event will feature information and advice from McGill’s Assistant Dean of Admissions and Recruitment, current law students and several law graduates


Peer CV Drop-Ins
January 28th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brown 2200
 


Career Studio #3 – Optimize LinkedIn
January 28th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brown 2200
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In this 3rd Career Studio, we will review how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and use the platform to grow your network. Please bring your laptop.

By attending this studio, you will walk away with:
• Concrete steps to improve your profile and properly navigate the platform
• Tips on how to effectively network with alumni and industry professionals


 

Careers with Global Impacts
January 28th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leacock 232
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Non-Profit / Community Org Fair
January 29, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
New Residence Hall
 

This popular fair targets both non-profit and community service organizations offering internships, summer and volunteer opportunities both locally, national and abroad.

List of participation organizations - more to comeé

ABOVAS http://www.abovas.com
AIESEC McGill http://aiesec.ca
Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (AGI) http://www.agiteam.org
Caldwell Residences / Residences Caldwell  
Centre de Crise de l'Ouest de l'île https://www.centredecriseoi.com/
Côte-des-Neiges Job Search Center / Centre de recherche d'emploi Côte-des-Neiges http://www.crecdn.com
CFFM https://www.cffm-fcam.ca/
Chantiers jeunesse http://www.cj.qc.ca
Collective Community Services http://www.ccs-montreal.org
East Island Network for English Language Services / Le Réseau de l'Est de l'Île pour les services en anglais http://www.reisa.ca
Emergo Respites http://servicesderepitemergo.com/
Friendship Circle http://www.friendshipcircle.ca
Frontier College Frontière http://frontiercollege.ca
Les Chiens Togo http://leschienstogo.com
Little Red Playhouse (La Fondation Place Coco) http://thelittleredplayhouse.com
LOVE (Québec) http://loveorganization.ca
Mer et Monde http://www.monde.ca/meretmonde/
Ordine Figli d'Italia  
Société Alzheimer de Montréal http://www.alzheimermontreal.ca
Société Internationale d'Urologie http://www.siu-urology.org
Students' Society of McGill University http://ssmu.ca
Table de Quartier Peter-McGill https://petermcgill.org/
The YMCAs of Quebec / Les YMCA du Québec http://www.ymcaquebec.org
Valoris pour enfants et adultes de Prescott-Russell http://www.valorispr.ca
WIAIH http://wiaih.qc.ca
YES Montreal (Youth Employment Services) http://www.yesmontreal.ca
YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange program / Emplois d'été Échanges étudiants du YMCA http://my.ymcagta.org/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=612

RBC on Campus - Your Brand Matters 
January 30th, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Brown 5001
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Speed Mentoring w/ Young Alumni Event
January 30th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thomson House Ballroom
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Wondering about career possibilities and options following your BA? Inspiration awaits at the “It Starts with Arts” roundtable. At the event, students will have the chance to meet and talk briefly with professionals from a diverse range of fields who have used their BAs as a springboard to launch their careers.


Career Studio #4 – Effective Interviewing
January 31th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CaPS Library
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In this 4th Career Studio, we will discuss how to successfully prepare for upcoming interviews. Through a series of interactive exercises, we will help you focus on identifying your skills and experiences so that you will be able to confidently tackle those difficult interview questions.

By attending this studio, you will walk away with:
• The do and don’ts of effective interviewing, as well as useful prep tool
• More confidence in responding to challenging interview questions


CaPS WORKSHOPS OFFERED DURING WORK YOUR BA

Composer un CV et une lettre de présentation
January 23rd, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Brown 2200
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En participant à cet atelier, les étudiants seront capable de:
1. Comprendre les attentes concernant le format et l’objectif des CV et des lettres de présentation
2. Identifier des stratégies pour personnaliser les matériaux d’application à des tâches spécifiques
3. Articuler leurs compétences et leurs réalisations dans le CV et la lettre de motivation


ION - Interview Preparation Workshop for Internships
January 29th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown 5001
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This workshop will help students prepare and plan for successful interviews when applying for internships.


How to Assess Job Offers and Negotiate Salary
January 30th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brown 2200
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Looking to learn more about the negotiation process? This workshop will provide you with information on the importance of negotiating, how to best prepare for engaging in the process and strategies to help you approach your own negotiations.


Additional Bonus Events

The McGill Grad School Experience
January 22nd, 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
Brown 5001
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In Collaboration with CaPS & University Affairs:

Students considering graduate school have the opportunity to chat with graduate school alumni and hear about their experience as well as receive any tips/guidance they have about navigating the ups and downs of grad school. A panel discussion will consist of 2-3 current graduate students (who ideally are McGill undergrad alums, but not necessary), each from different fields and diverse degrees (ex. MA, MSc,PdD, etc) to speak about their experience with getting into McGill grad/professional schools, the McGill grad school advantage overall, and to discuss their McGill involvement and how that may have played a role in their transition into gad school.


Federal Government Career and Networking Trip
January 22 – 24, 2020
Ottawa, ON

In Collaboration with Alumni, CaPS, SSMU & PGSS:

Interested in exploring career opportunities within the federal government? Please join us for our 6th annual federal government career tour, where you will have the opportunity to hear about career paths in the public sector, and network with hiring managers. This will be an exclusive opportunity to network with government officials. Special emphasis will be placed on public service renewal and the programs geared towards student employment. To be eligible to participate you must be a current PGSS or SSMU student.

Note that a maximum of 40 seats are available (20 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students).

Registration details coming soon


Career Success Package and LinkedIn Headshot (LifeAYD)
January 29, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Brown 2200
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In collaboration with CaPS & University Affairs

4-in 1 workshop focuses on career prep for students, to help them prepare for the next step in their professional life. The different booths include a LinkedIn Headshot, CV & Cover Letter Review, mock interview with CaPS advisors and a McGill Connect Table explaining how they can us the platform for professional networking.