JULY 9, 2021

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The Only Constant is Change


Greetings School of Continuing Studies (SCS) community! We hope that you are enjoying your summer here in Montreal and around the globe. It has certainly been a time of consistent transitions and seemingly, that constant flux is one of the only things that we could count on these days. Change, and the uncertainty that accompanies it, can be draining and demotivating. We at Career Advising and Transition Services (CATS) are currently developing a virtual career summit that is designed to motivate, inspire and spark action. The third edition of PowerSkills will take place from August 4-7, and registration opens soon. Keep an eye on the PowerSkills website for updates and exciting speaker announcements. Until then, we hope that you have plenty of opportunity for rest and relaxation.


In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at cats@mcgill.ca, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.



“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” — John Lubbock





Check out one of CATS' favorite resources for relevant and updated insights is LinkedIn News. LinkedIn News brings you the business and professional insights you need to stay informed while adding your voice to the conversation. A team of over 75 editors across 15 countries, who create, curate and cultivate content through posts, articles, Trending News, LinkedIn Lists, Daily Rundown and more.

#HowIGotHere: Carla Harris


LinkedIn Influencer Carla Harris has been called one of the most powerful women and Black executives on Wall Street and in corporate America. She began her finance career as an associate, and worked her way up the ranks at Morgan Stanley where she has spent the past three decades brokering deals, executing IPOs and creating an in-house innovation lab. Learn more.


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear


Since its publication in 2018, James Clear’s Atomic Habits has been a runaway success. And, it should be no surprise, because don’t we all have a few habits we wish we could break, and some good routines that want to bring into our lives? Learn more.

PowerSkills is Back!!!


Power up with PowerSkills!


PowerSkills is back! Are you ready to spark your career transformation in the post-pandemic workplace?


Whether you’re a job seeker, transitioning to a new career, or looking to accelerate your current career, achieve your career goals at the PowerSkills career summit, brought to you by Career Advising and Transition Services at McGill the School of Continuing studies.


PowerSkills is a free 4-day virtual career summit that is sure to inspire, motivate, create, and connect you with a dynamic series of keynote addresses, workshops, webinars, panel discussions and café chats featuring powerhouse speakers. Registration opens soon, save the date: August 4 to 7, 2021!


Are you passionate about public speaking? Do you have a story or expertise to share and want to facilitate a session in an international event? The PowerSkills call for speakers is open.

Join McGill SCS Connect Today!


Have you been thinking about becoming a member of our Ten Thousand Coffees mentorship & networking hub, McGill SCS Connect? Now’s the time!


From Monday, July 5, 2021 to Monday, July 26, 2021 if you become a member of our McGill SCS Connect hub, you will be entered to win one of two 50$ Amazon gift cards.


Ten Thousand Coffees is a smart-match mentorship & networking tool to meet professionals, expand your network, and learn new skills.


Over 430 students, alumni and members of our community have already been proactive in advancing their career by joining our hub. Although it can be intimidating to reach out to someone new, and it will take a little bit of courage to take the first step and reach out to your match, we are sure that you can do it! We will also help you along the way!


Start by registering and completing your profile. Once you join, you will be automatically matched with a new member each month with shared interested related to your background, degree, and skill set. Then, invite your match for a virtual coffee and build a genuine connection as you grow a valuable network!


Check the terms & conditions here.

Job Postings

Have you visited our Featured Job Opportunities page? New opportunities are being added on a regular basis. Check some of the most recent opportunities shared by employers and some of our corporate partners.

Social Media and Communications Strategist

Bilingual Staffing Manager

Marketing Administrative Assistant

What's New at CATS


CATS recently launched the very first of its kind, Career Lab, a peer development network, led by Career Lab volunteers, exclusive to SCS students and alumni.


We are seeking Career Lab leaders to join the Career Lab! We are particularly focusing on leaders whose values align with CATS’ mission of empowering a community of dynamic professionals.


The network’s purpose is to adopt a community approach to create a vibrant learning and sharing environment that is inclusive and inspired, as well as offers valuable opportunities for self-reflection, advice, support, informed decision-making and strategic action.

Upcoming Events


Thursday, July 15, 2021

1:30 p.m. ET



Thursday, July 15, 2021

5:30 p.m. ET



Thursday, July 20, 2021

12:30 p.m. ET


Thursday, July 15, 2021

1:00 p.m. ET







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