Career Development

It’s never too early to start thinking about career development! With our partners at McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS), we offer workshops and panels that will help you determine what careers may suit your skills and experience, and help you perfect your applications. We also offer the highly popular Basic Business Skills series that features weekly lectures and hands-on case studies. 


Want a career in academia? Not sure what skills and experiences will boost your application? This series of panels will discuss a broad range of topics related to a career in academia including the job talk, writing CVs for academic positions, women in academia and more.

Are you interested in business but are not sure if it is something you should pursue? Find out if a career in business is for you. This 10-week series will take participants through a basic business foundation using weekly lectures and hands-on case studies. Topics range from marketing, finance, ethics, consulting and more.


Interested in a career outside of academia? Not sure what is available in your field of interest? Panel discussions and workshops will be hosted over the course of the month on topics such as pharma careers, making a career transition for Post-Docs, think tanks, how to build a career in international cooperation and much more.



This annual offering brings together women from different stages in their career to discuss the challenges women face in academia. Past topics have included the academic interview, work-life balance and career advancement. 

Did you know that as a McGill student, your participation in many activities, such as training workshops and volunteering are tracked on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)? Having your co-curricular activities listed in one document can help you revise your CV or cover letter, prepare for interviews, or explore career options. Learn how to access and leverage this important document through myInvolvement, and make your training count!


McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.