Get your career into gear this summer using resources available to you as a School of Continuing Studies student! All that sun will provide you with fresh energy to take new steps. Here are a few ways you can get career ready:

Career Advising and Transition Services

You can meet with an advisor to create career objectives, review your CV and cover letters, enhance your networking skills, and prepare for interviews during the summer months. It’s a great time to take a break from coursework and use a slower time for the School to your advantage.

MACES Building

Want to recreate an interview scenario for practice? The MACES boardroom is a good space for practicing your interview skills with a friend or two. You can book it for free!

You can also use the computer lab to print resumes and use the building’s study spaces for quiet reflection.

Networking Events

Although McGill events slow down in the summer, there are still city-wide networking events to keep you busy and you can research ways to work on your strategy. McGill’s CaPS has a great list of resources.

Need more ideas? Check out this blog post.

Find a Mentor

If you aren’t sure where to start to find a mentor, talk to MACES! Your elected representatives have a plethora of experience on offer – reach out to learn more about their role and experience. Your students reps are also likely to be knowledgeable on your program.

Use Online Resources

Did you know previous CATS Facebook live videos are archived and can be watched anytime? Check out this one on networking.

The McGill Libraries offer an online guide to researching careers, companies and paths forward. You can even contact the subject library for personalized advice on your search! What a great place to start if you are at the exploration stage.