MAY 13, 2020

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Dear CATS Community,


As the spring term begins, we welcome new and returning students to the School of Continuing Studies (SCS)! While some of you are just beginning your academic journey at SCS, we would like to share two important pieces of information with you. The first, is that Career Advising and Transition Services (CATS) is here for you, and the second, is that our experience tells us that it is never too early – or too late – to learn effective career management skills that will set you up for success. From upskilling in crucial areas like soft skills, to participating in our mentoring program, to practicing your interview skills – we have you covered. We are confident that you will find that the CATS community – made up of SCS students, SCS alumni and members of the larger community – are approachable and supportive.


Read below to discover how you can meet with us one-on-one, participate in our online events, and connect with us on social media. We are always available by email and we welcome your questions and feedback. You are also invited to complete our brief survey, which will help inform upcoming activities and resources.


Warm wishes for a fulfilling and successful academic spring term!



Remotely yours,


The CATS Team







Whether by default or design, you have a personal brand. Your story is already out there, so you might as well edit it to your benefit! If you want to design an authentic personal brand that accurately reflects YOU, and that can help YOU reach your professional and personal goals, this fun interactive two-part workshop is for you! Register for Part 1, 2 or both (recommended) - A Zoom link will be sent to registrants.


You will learn:




MAY 14

12 - 2 P.M.

  • About *the brand*
  • What is a personal brand?
  • How your personal brand affects your personal/professional credibility and development
  • How you can positively drive Brand YOU
  • How to focus your personal branding efforts
  • The importance of authenticity




MAY 21

12 - 2 P.M.

  • How to best tell your story
  • Why it’s important to live your brand
  • How other people can support your brand
  • How your personal brand should evolve as you do
  • How to leave a legacy with your brand






Even for the most introverted, social distancing can be challenging, especially if you aren't able to visit with loved ones and friends. Join us for our weekly Virtual CATS Corner chats via Zoom Meetings, where we talk about varied topics, answer your questions, and most importantly, we work on staying collectively motivated and focused on our respective professional goals. 



















MAY 14

10:00 AM

Topic: A Conversation With a Corporate Talent Acquisition Professional 

Facilitator: Carla Marrouche, Corporate Talent Acquisition, Brother Canada

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 989 8799 1988

Password: 058961





MAY 19

10:00 AM

Topic: Meditation and Wellness Strategies

Facilitator: Lana Kobeici, Senior Administrative Coordinator, McGill University

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 955 4826 4594

Password: 067474








MAY 26

10:00 AM

Topic: How Microcredit Montreal Helps Make Dreams Come True In Quebec

Facilitator: Xiomara Sandino, Credit Advisor, Digital Transformation Manager, Microcrédit Montréal

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 912 5208 2355

Password: 017955





MAY 21

10:00 AM

Topic: My Journey in the Field of Visual Communication

Facilitator: Rodrigo Sergio, Art Director

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 948 0506 6619

Password: 085328






MAY 28

10:00 AM

Topic: LinkedIn Tips!

Facilitator: Kareen Ndema, Account Manager, Higher Education, LinkedIn

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 984 0432 8784

Password: 041169



Not sure how to log in? Watch our tutorial below.






We are thrilled to announce that we are launching CATS Mentoring with a summer pilot program. Apply using our online form!


Eligibility requirements:

·       You are a current students of SCS or an alumni of SCS

·       You are available for weekly virtual meetings with your mentor from June until September

·       You agree to provide feedback to CATS about your mentoring experience


The first mentees of the program will help shape the full program launch in late 2020.






Featured Articles




Diana Viola

Communications and Events Associate, CATS 


#MySocialJournal: Expert


I like to think that we have the potential to become as good as the people we admire. Our work is the result of the treasures that we’ve collected throughout the years, and the connections that we are able to make among them.  


Whose work do you admire? Whom do you follow online? Whom do you get your inspiration from? Those experts are professionals who constantly need to roll up their sleeves to help others achieve their goals. They understand that the more they give away, the more comes back. 


- Read More





Tarek Riman

Founder/Strategist at


3 Common SEO Mistakes To Watch Out For As An Entrepreneur


Search engine optimization is no longer just about ranking. It's about reputation and authority. And it is a critical part of business growth. Most entrepreneurs I speak with either invest in external SEO services, or have learned some basics and are working through it on their own (or have intentions of doing one or the other).


- Read More







Nayo Griepy

Career Advisor, CATS




As business and offices are starting to reopen, many students start re-applying or get called for interviews to jobs they applied many months ago. Make sure you are ready and feel free to take an appointment with us to test out your interviewing skills.


- Tips for Applying for a Job When You're Overqualified

- Answering Interview Questions About Being Overqualified for a Job

- Your New Favorite No-Nonsense Guide to Preparing for an Interview

- 7 Tips On How To Succeed In An Online Job Interview









CGI is currently looking for an intern to assist with an IT audit of a large enterprise. This is a paid position and there will be a lot of data and fact gathering, process documentation, interviews and then later involvement in the final report preparation. The intern will have the opportunity to work under the leadership of senior CGI strategic leaders. 


Students must meet the following criteria :

  • 3.3 and above GPA
  • strong communication and writing skills English and French
  • technology and process design understanding, especially around ERP
  • Studying / previous education in Business, MIS, Engineering, Computer Science – preferable

Application Deadline: May 22, 2020


Email your cover letter and CV to 




Digital Marketing Internship

(Paid through the McGill Integrated Internship Award)



We are looking for: 


A Digital Marketing Intern who will be working closely with the founder of the company. The Digital Marketing Intern will be involved in all key marketing initiatives.


Key Responsibilities


  • Assist in initiating, adjusting and developing the company's marketing strategy; 
  • Help manage photo shooting plans and ensure the timeline is strictly followed;
  • Create eye-catching and thought-provoking content and campaigns (banners, promotions, e-mail blasts, product launches, etc.); 
  • -Read More





Are you a current student at the McGill School of Continuing Studies and enrolled in a spring/summer course(s)? McGill SCS is looking for remote interns for the summer! These positions will be paid through the McGill SCS Integrated Internship Award. 


The application deadline for all positions is Monday, May 18, 2020





Web and Programming Intern


The McGill University School of Continuing Studies has one opening for the summer 2020 semester for an internship web and programming. Under the direction of the Acting Director of Marketing and Communications, and working closely with the Webmaster, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with a variety of activities related to maintaining and updating the School’s website, eCommerce software, email data bases, assisting with the use of technology for marketing initiatives and contributing to improved data analysis and reporting.






Graphic Design Intern


Working under the direction of the Lead Graphic Designer and the Acting Director of Marketing and Communications of the School of Continuing Studies, the Intern in Graphic Design will be responsible for helping to meet marketing and communications objectives through the production of a variety of promotional print and digital designs, materials and rich media content.






Marketing and Communications Intern


Working under the direction of the Marketing Coordinator and the Acting Director of Marketing and Communications of the School of Continuing Studies, the Marketing and Communications Assistant will be responsible for helping to meet marketing and communications objectives of the School through the various online and offline campaigns, projects, initiatives and tasks.






Project Coordinator Internship


About CATS

Open to all SCS students, alumni and potential students, Career Advising and Transition Services (CATS) offers career-related activities, events, resources and a supportive network. CATS equips students with lifelong career management tools and guidance through professional transitions, career planning, job search and upskilling. Services include individual advising, interactive workshops, networking events, soft skill training sessions, community exchange via social media platforms, peer support, access to self-learning resources, internships, mentoring, strategic volunteering initiatives, expert panel presentations and speaking events, online activities, recruitment initiatives, and an annual career fair.


The Role: Tasks and Responsibilities

Working under the direction of the CATS Advisors, this position involves helping the team to improve and develop its services by providing research, project assessment, and project coordination support.








Financial Analyst


Created with the passion and know-how of two of the world’s dominant jewelry distributors, Rand Accessories is a powerhouse of combined insight and expertise from Europe, North America, and beyond. Serving over 50 renowned brands internationally today, Rand is the pillar of brands ranging from high-end to commercial accessories.


Supply Planner NPD


We are an innovative, evolving, fast paced Global Supply Planning organization seeking a dynamic, results oriented and collaborative Supply Planner for New Product Development (NPD) to join our expanding team. The Supply Planner will report to the Director Supply Planning and will work closely with the NPD and Supply team to create and execute a supply and inventory plan. 


Human Resources Associate


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team.










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