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New Year’s Resolutions

14. January 2014

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New Year’s Resolutions

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Have you thought about what you’d like to change or focus on, professionally or otherwise this year? Please share…

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Developing self-awareness: a lifelong endeavour

29. November 2013

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Self-awareness is a gradual, lifelong process that may never be fully realized. However, we can always lean about ourselfs and take steps to develop our self-awareness while we are at university or soon thereafter.

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McGill Alumni Career Services talks to Ziya Tong, MA’99, co-host of Daily Planet

4. October 2013

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McGill Alumni Career Services talks to Ziya Tong, MA’99, co-host of Daily Planet

As part of the Virtual Office Hour series, McGill Alumni Career Services spoke with Ziya Tong (MA'99) - Co-Host of Daily Plant, about her career and how she was able to establish herself in the world of broadcasting. What followed was a fascinating conversation about persistence, resourcefulness and determination to follow one’s dream.

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The McGill Mentor Program: Providing the professional guidance students need

22. August 2013

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The McGill Mentor Program: Providing the professional guidance students need

The McGill Mentor Program provides students and recent graduates with the guidance and direction they need to gain a competitive advantage in the professional world. Here are three examples of students who have benefited greatly from enrolling in the Mentor Program.

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Briefcase not required. But dressing with some style helps: Harry Matta on men’s dressing for success

18. March 2013

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Briefcase not required. But dressing with some style helps: Harry Matta on men’s dressing for success

As part of Backpack to Briefcase 2013, we asked Harry Matta – Regional Director of Harry Rosen -- to speak about Dressing for Success for men. Harry gave invaluable advice on how to build a professional wardrobe and to make the transition from wearing a hoodie and a backpack to wearing a suit and a briefcase.

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Briefcase not always required; Lisa Kisber talks personal style, fashion and what not to wear to work.

15. March 2013

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Briefcase not always required; Lisa Kisber talks personal style, fashion and what not to wear to work.

Lisa Kisber, BA’01, BCL/LLB’05, founder of LKisstyle.com and Official Style blogger at Virgin Radio, arrived with flair in McGill red, sipping a coffee, and tweeting about her participation in our annual Backpack to Briefcase program. A room full of women including students, recent grads, and seasoned professionals was there to hear what Lisa was going to share about how to dress for success.

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Briefcase not required: Gail Vaz Oxlade’s simple rules for managing your money

13. March 2013

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Briefcase not required: Gail Vaz Oxlade’s simple rules for managing your money

Building on the foundation laid by Dan Seligman BA'00 at his Backpack to Briefcase event, Alumni Career Services partnered with the Montreal Young Alumni to bring Gail Vaz Oxlade, the financial writer and TV personality to McGill to share her special brand of financial education. Read on for some of the key lessons Gail shared with those in attendance.

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Briefcase not required: POP Montreal’s Dan Seligman talks to recent grads about building a career you love

8. March 2013

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Briefcase not required: POP Montreal’s Dan Seligman talks to recent grads about building a career you love

When we invited Daniel Seligman, BA'00, Founder and Creative Director of POP Montreal to speak to graduating students and recent graduates at Backpack to Briefcase 2013, we didn't really know what to expect. B2B (as it's commonly known) is the annual life skills workshop and lecture series designed to help prepare students and recent grads for life after McGill. However, Dan started his prepared remarks by letting us know that he's more of a "hoodie" than a "briefcase" guy. Over the course of the evening, Dan went on to share his career story and some of the key lessons learned.

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Backpack to Briefcase 2013: Schedule of Activities

1. March 2013

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Backpack to Briefcase 2013: Schedule of Activities

McGill Alumni Career Services is happy to announce the Backpack to Briefcase 2013 Series! Hosted in collaboration with CaPS - the Career Planning Service, the Backpack to Briefcase series is a life skills workshop and lecture series designed to help prepare students and young grads for “life after McGill.” All events are led by McGill Alumni and feature McGill Alumni from all over the world and in as many industries as possible in order to highlight the strength of the global McGill network.

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Work your best angles: My international student advantage

6. December 2012

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Work your best angles: My international student advantage

In his first Alumni Career Services blog post, recent grad Ali Janjua discusses the international student advantage that has helped him professionally. In his own words, "I believe that being an international student and having to readjust my whole way of life to assimilate into North American society was one of the greatest benefits of attending McGill. While a large portion of my education came from being in a classroom, the additional education I received outside the classroom now proves invaluable in all aspects of life, particularly my professional life."

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