The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) has been offering a number of services to support its students and recent graduates as they prepare for the job market or a career transition over the course of their studies or upon graduation.  Since the last referendum in 2019, the School has provided more than 10,000 students with career development events, workshops, individual advising sessions, an annual job fair, and more, with limited resources.  With each of us having varying professional goals, it has become more and more important that specialized career services are made available to SCS learners if we are to achieve our individual professional goals.

In response to the high demand for these and other services, SCS has introduced the SCS Career Development Success Package which includes services from two main units: Career Advising and Transition Services (CATS), and the McGill Writing Centre (MWC). The all-inclusive package includes the following service offerings:

  • Employment Search Skills Coaching
  • Power Skills and Career Transition Workshops
  • Networking Events
  • Career Fairs
  • Online Job Search Portal
  • Career Planning Resources
  • McGill Writing Centre Tutorial Service.

What is CATS?

The Career Advising and Transition Services of the School is tailor-made to meet the specific needs of SCS students and provides a diverse range of career services geared for professional learners. Find out more about them by visiting https://mcgill.ca/scs-cats

What is the McGill Writing Centre (Tutorial Service)?

The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) Tutorial Service (TS) provides opportunities for all McGill students to refine their writing skills in one-to-one sessions with experienced tutors and seasoned writing instructors. MWC tutors work with students at every stage of the writing process—from outlining to final revision, and on texts of various lengths—from one-page personal statements, to extended research papers and business reports. To find out more about the MWC visit their website at https://www.mcgill.ca/mwc/

What is the overall inherent value of the SCS Career Development Success Package?

Individual services included in the SCS Career Development Success Package would typically range from a few hundred dollars for individual consulting, and upwards of $2000 for professional development workshops. The overall value is dependent on which services you use.

Who does this fee apply to?

All learners enrolled in credit and non-credit SCS programs are subject to this SCS Career Development Success Package fee.

Are SCS alumni eligible to use the SCS Career Development Success Package?

With the exception of the MWC Tutorial Service, all SCS Career Development Success Package services are open to SCS alumni.

What happens in the event of a *No* vote?

In the unfortunate event of a *No* vote or a failure to meet quorum, some services would have to be eliminated, others would have to be limited and, in addition, no further program development and/or expansion could take place until and if a future referendum would pass.

When and how can I vote?

From March 11th until April 1st, 2024, you can vote electronically by visiting:  https://ssmu.simplyvoting.com/A launching news will be posted on all our social media channels and via the newsletter.

You will need to login with your McGill email and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact the MACES CRO at elections.maces@mail.mcgill.ca.