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Let Your Career Fall Into Place with CATS



We at Career Advising and Transition Services (CATS) welcome you to the School of Continuing Studies! The fluid COVID situation means that you may be a returning student who is on campus for the first time. Whatever your particular case and whether you are learning remotely or in-person, we hope that you are inspired and motivated to begin the fall session. While nature signals the end of summer, September is all about beginnings and limitless possibilities. As you navigate the School and your classes, be sure to explore CATS and learn how we can accompany you on your SCS journey – every step of the way! New and returning students and alumni, know that’s it’s never too early or too late to partner with us to acquire career management and soft skills to launch your first career, seize better opportunities, or transition to a new career.


We invite you to meet the CATS team and learn about our events and activities at our Open House on Thursday, September 16, from noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom. You can also reach us at, or get social with us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” --- F. Scott Fitzgerald


Wishing you a satisfying, successful and safe fall term!


Virtually yours,


The CATS Team




We support and empower students and alumni, as well as prospective students, to gain the clarity, skills, confidence and connections that they need to excel in their current careers or transition to new careers. We equip professionals with lifelong career management skills and the tools to thrive in the current labour market and be future ready… today!


We offer a variety of services:

  • Meet with a Career Advisor
  • Career management workshops
  • Soft skills development workshops
  • PowerSkills, the Virtual Career Summit
  • The CATS Career Lab
  • McGill SCS Connect a mentorship and networking community
  • Recruitment events with employers
  • Speaker series on current topics
  • Connecting you with career opportunities, internships, and volunteering options
  • And so much more!

CATS on Video


In every edition of CATS Corner, you’ll find CATS on Video. Check this spot to find timely videos on personal and professional development topics featuring the CATS team and special guests!


Today on CATS on Video: What it Means to be Resilient




Check out our fall 2021 schedule of events.



We always want to make sure that we are meeting your career services needs. Please complete this brief survey that will be used to tailor our future programming.








Please note that ALL activities are FREE for SCS students and alumni. Unless otherwise stated, all activities are hosted online (typically, on Zoom).



Join CATS in-person on September 21 from 2 -3 p.m. at the Salon

for a session on Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn






Come to the IT Virtual Student Fair on September 10 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. to see what technology resources are available to you: Software, Wi-Fi, IT support, how to stay safe online, and more! Register now and become eligible to enter our Welcome to campus - IT Apple Watch Giveaway contest! Open to all students. Webinar and contest details



The Cybersecurity Skills
Demonstration Challenge

Connecting mid-career workers who have recently acquired skills in cybersecurity, with prospective employers.

This is your opportunity to demonstrate your new skills, network with cybersecurity professionals, and learn more about the financial services sector. Apply today!


In celebration of McGill University's bicentennial anniversary, the School of Continuing Studies will be hosting a series of events in collaboration with the McCord Museum.


The first event in the series will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. and will be led by Wanda Gabriel, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work.


PAID INTERNSHIP - Remote Social Media Marketing Internship with DermoSoie (Luxury Brand)


DermoSoie (pronounced DermoSwa) is a luxury cosmetics company that develops, manufactures and a markets functional skin care products based on advanced science. They are looking for a creative, enthusiastic Social Media Marketing Intern who will be instrumental in growing their market through paid digital campaigns and increase brand awareness and brand presence on social media.





Check out the newly added Featured Job Opportunities page on the McGill Career Advising & Transition Services (CATS), School of Continuing Studies (SCS) website. This is a space we have created for students and alumni to access career opportunities offered by various employers and corporate partners.

The current opportunities include offers from the following companies and more:


Executive Assistant

You are passionate about your career as an Executive Assistant and you have a genuine desire to support business leaders in their role, you might just be the person we are looking for. A well-established company in the West Island is currently looking for a resourceful and dedicated Executive Assistant to support one of its leaders in all of their tasks. Your main objective will be to help as well as to maximize its productivity and efficiency.




Paddles Up!


We are recruiting a team of volunteers to assist with set-up, take-down, and on-site logistics for the Cedars CanSupport dragon boat fundraiser for cancer research on Sunday September 12th!


This is one of the biggest fundraisers for Cedars, supporting those affected by cancer as well as their families.


Who: Enthusiastic volunteers wanting to support the 16th edition of one of the largest dragon boat fundraisers in Quebec supporting cancer research

What: Volunteer tasks can include: Team Ambassadors assisting teams, Set-Up and Take-Down, Distribution of Lunches, Dock Support for Boats

Where: Promenade Père-Marquette. (2105 Blvd St. Joseph) along the Lachine Canal

When: Volunteer Shift: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Why: To make lives a little lighter and a little brighter to families affected by cancer.


Please note: All safety protocols will be put in place to ensure the security of all attending


For more information, please contact Marian at or see


Thank you for being part of the change!










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