Now That You’re an Alumni – Ways to Stay Connected

Congratulations on completing this chapter of your life! It might feel like a small eternity ago since you first received that acceptance letter in the mail. Now, years after taking the leap of moving to a new city, or even just immersing in a new environment, the McGill community that once seemed so vast and unexplored has now become a comforting bubble. With an undergraduate degree now under your belt, remember to stay connected to your McGill roots as you go out into the world.

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A quick look at LinkedIn

based-impressive-workplace-ecard-someecardsNothing compares with your online resume. You own it. You have total control over the information contained in it. It gives you so much exposure within your industry, not to mention the effects on your reputation and credibility.

Lately, some successful platforms such as LinkedIn have developed tremendous SEO tools to keep you on top of the list when you look for new challenges. LinkedIn offers to build up your reputation and contact or be contacted by decision makers with basic and free features, and others, more advanced, at a fee. To pay for some added features is entirely up to you since LinkedIn offers tools that help you manage your information in real time and build up your contacts. The time you spend and accessibility might improve if you take your wallet out.

Personally, I have not paid a cent since I started using it back in 2009 but let me tell you I invested a lot of time!

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Mentoring Program, round 2

mentorHere is the follow up on the mentoring program I talked about in my last post on this topic.

I went to the Annual Mentoring Cocktail a week ago at which a dozen of mentors from the surrounding area were present. The point of the evening was to meet and talk to as many mentors as possible to try to gain information on their background, what they are doing now and how they got there. After talking to a few of them, I can tell you they are all doing really cool things since they graduated and just love their job and are eager to share their experience with students. (more…)

Mentoring program: easy way to get valuable information

themesdark_0Today I would like to talk to you about the mentoring program. This service is proposed by the CAPs and by the Desautels faculty for management students. I only have the experience from the management side but I guess the process is similar with CAPs’.

What the program does is basically matching current students with McGill alumni, so current students can gain valuable information about what they can do to reach their career goals. This is also a way to learn more about what a particular job of interest looks like, and learn about organizations and industries. (more…)

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