Ways to Get Involved
Activities Night is your opportunity to discover all of the student clubs, services, and independent student groups that McGill has to offer! This year will be the very first Virtual Activities Night so you can get to know the groups from the comfort of home. With over 250 groups, you'll be sure to find something of interest to you! Stay tuned for more details, and make sure to follow the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.
Peer Programs and Mentoring
Need help navigating your first year? Pair up with a senior student for this summer and the upcoming school year to answer your questions and concerns. Canadian students can register with the Student Life Ambassador Program, while international students can use the International Student Buddy Program. There are so many more Peer Programs—so read the full list on our website.
You can also connect with alumni, faculty and staff members, and graduate students in one of McGill’s many mentorship programs. Find your future mentor here.
Employment on/off campus
Looking for a part-time job? Try myFuture—McGill’s central career portal for students. You will find both on-campus and off-campus opportunities, internships, and volunteer opportunities. You can even search for remote work.
Faculty and Departmental Offerings
Take advantage of the extracurricular, mentorship, and employment opportunities unique to your faculty and/or department. Many faculties house their own career centres. Typically, updates are communicated to your McGill email, or on the faculty website. Check out your respective Faculty for more information.
Connect with your classmates outside of an academic setting through student governance! Every faculty, school, and/or department on campus has a student society to represent the interests and needs of that particular student body. Your respective student society will also be sending out regular listervs with event information, employment and academic opportunities, campus advocacy, and more to your McGill email. Consult the full lists of student societies and departmental groups for more information.
Consider lending a hand and getting involved in your local community, wherever you’ll be living in the Fall. If you’ll be in Montreal, there are tons of volunteering and employment opportunities around the city. Check out our website and the Montreal Volunteer Bureau for more information. If you’re living outside Montreal, check the web to see if your municipality has a Volunteer Bureau or database of opportunities.
MyInvolvement is your online portal for student involvement and skills building. Find workshops, events, student organizations, McGill-based volunteer opportunities, and other meaningful learning opportunities all in one place! This is where your Co-Curricular Record is housed – reflecting your learning opportunities outside the classroom.
SKILLS21 is a skills development program designed to teach you valuable skills outside of the classroom. Its aim is to help you develop 21st century skills, values, and attitudes through five workshop streams: citizenship, collaboration, well-being, leadership, and discovery. SKILLS21 is already offering tons of remote skill development opportunities—now is your chance to register and view the workshop offerings on the myInvolvement platform.
The FY5 is a bimonthly newsletter from Campus Life & Engagement designed to guide you through your first year at McGill. We will help you stay on top of important dates, learn about McGill's groups, clubs and services, and gain access to work opportunities. We will also send you resources centered around your wellness and academic success. Stay tuned—you will start receiving them around mid-September, and like our summer emails, you'll be able to find them on the First Year website's Resources page.