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FREE student membership: Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals

camplogoThe Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) is a Canadian based organization of marketers who collaborate, share insights and work to augment knowledge to elevate the marketing profession. CAMP’s focus is on keeping the marketer relevant to meet the ever changing business landscape while providing a trusted community to their members.  Membership is comprised of marketing executives in large companies, marketing directors and managers in SMEs, marketing entrepreneurs and consultants, SEO experts, graphic designers, copywriters, agencies of all sizes and students embarking on a new career in marketing. (more…)

Young Communicators In Motion

The International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) Montréal “speed style networking” event for student-professionals is back for its 2nd edition on May 3rd, 2016.

La 35e édition du Prix Paul-Dumont-Frenette

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La Société québécoise des professionnels en relations publiques (SQPRP) a le plaisir de lancer la 35e édition du Prix Paul-Dumont-Frenette, seul prix destiné aux étudiants en relations publiques au Québec.


MACES Elections – Send your nominations today!

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A quick reminder that the MACES (McGill Association of Continuing Education Students) 2016 Elections are now ON and you only have a few days left to submit your nominations!

Have you been looking for a leadership opportunity that allows you to complement your academic and professional experience? Are you interested in getting more involved with MACES, the School of Continuing Studies and the greater McGill Community? Well, now is your chance to nominate yourself for one of the five positions available in this year’s election. (more…)

Volunteer Opportunity


The SQPRP is in search of volunteers for its upcoming panel discussion What is the future for PR professionals and journalists? on Thursday, January 28th .

Volunteers are needed for no more than four hours and will have the opportunity to network and to attend the panel.

To learn more and to register to volunteer, please contact Catherine Moreau at Catherine.Moreau@gowlings.com

Upcoming SQPRP Events

Start your professional new year on the right foot! SQPRP (Société québécoise des professionnels en relations publiques), the largest network of public relations professionals in Quebec, is pleased to kick-off 2016 with a number of new professional development events and workshops. Register for these upcoming events or learn more about membership with SQPRP!

Canadian Public Relations Society: Professional Development Webinar






Social purpose, business value: The global trends that are transforming PR
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In this webinar, Dan Tisch APR, FCPRS, former chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, will argue that like every profession, public relations needs to articulate both a social purpose and a business value. The good news is that communicative organizations around the world are doing just that, creating living examples of two-way, symmetrical communication. Join Dan to discuss how understanding these practices and trends can help every professional articulate a stronger case for public relations – while helping PR become the management discipline of the twenty-first century.

Learn more and Register

Mitch Joel Talk: RESCHEDULED

Mitch Joel, dubbed the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and “one of North America’s leading digital visionaries” by Marketing Magazine, will be visiting McGill on NOVEMBER 19 at 6:15pm during Brendan Walsh’s Internal Communications class.

Watch Mitch discuss his 2013 book, CTRL ALT Delete, on Jonathan Fields’ Good Life Project:

Mitch Joel
Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:15 – 7:45pm, including Q&A
RPHYS 118 (Seating is first-come, first-served)

Exclusive IABC/Montreal Event: November 4

Looking to find out more about what it takes to build a career in communications? Find out how the comms leaders that power Sid Lee, Hill+Knowlton, Massy-Forget and Mediative started their professional journeys. Attend this exclusive IABC/Montreal event on November 4 and share your CV with our outstanding panelists. We’re looking forward to meeting you and supporting the next generation of communicators!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-soiree-pour-connecter-et-sinspirer-inspiring-connections-for-your-future-19064256705 (more…)

Course: Mastering the Essentials of Excel

iStock-3-People-on-Computer-870x400MACES’ objective with the MS Suite workshop is to equip students with the necessary knowledge to maximise their use of the fundamental features of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, something that we hope will be of great benefit to students.

The Excel Course – Mastering the Essentials of Excel – will launch this semester in preparation for a full launch in the winter 2016 semester. Course details are as follows:

Mastering the Essentials of Excel

START DATE October 30, 2015
DURATION 4 weeks
TIME 18:00 – 20:30
LOCATION Lab 1285, 688 Sherbrooke St


¨      Indispensable keyboard shortcuts
¨      Organizing data in order to work efficiently in Excel
¨      Page set-up: using the fill handle, special cut and paste techniques
¨      Various addressing modes
¨      Financial functions (FV, PMT, IMPT, PPMT)
¨      Statistical Functions (AVG, COUNT, MIN, MAX, SUM)
¨      Median and logical functions (IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF, AND, NOT, OR)
¨      Date and time (NOW, TODAY)
¨      Text functions (TRIM, UPPER, LOWER, VLOOKUP, etc…)
¨      Automating layout custom formats and conditional formatting
¨      Creating graphics
¨      Updating multiple tabs
¨      Analysis tools: pivot tables, filters, and subtotals
¨      Using Scenarios
¨       Input control: protection and validation information

Students who wish take the course can register by emailing their name and student number to maces@mail.mcgill.ca. The deadline to sign up for the course is Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 17:00 p.m.

Networking Event with PR Industry Leaders – Friday, October 16

Join industry leaders as they share tips and advice for your next step in career success. Includes opportunities to mingle with featured speakers, students and alumni.

Marketing, Public Relations & Communications
Friday, October 16
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Frederic Harnois – Campaign Manager, Bloom Search Marketing
Leslie Quinton – Leader – Strategic Communication Practice, LRN
Lauren Scott – Communications and Public Relations Manager, Distech Controls
Jackson Wightman – Founder, Proper Propaganda

Free for McGill SCS students and alumni!
Places are limited.



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Omnichannel Content Strategy workshop

This workshop identifies the key considerations of omnichannel content strategy, its growing importance for businesses; and demonstrates how to create a successful content strategy framework to support various channels.

The Professional Development unit is offering this free workshop on May 1st 2015 from 9:00-16:00. The workshop is open to McGill students, for more info please visit the link below.


Congrats to McGill’s first PRK success!

Audrey Champagne, now completing the Diploma in PR&CM, successfully wrote the PRK (“Public Relations Knowledge”) exam in January. This makes her the first from our programs (and one of 27 across Canada) to have bragging rights as a successful PRK candidate, have her bio posted on the CPRS national website, and add this significant achievement to her CV.

Speaking with a certain amount of inside knowledge, I can say that anyone who’s done well in our McGill programs and has very good writing skills can pass this exam without a whole lot of cramming.  Content covers PR/comms terminology, mini-cases (ethics and planning) and writing/editing skills. Join me on May 3rd and show Canadian employers what McGill students can do! Details: http://www.cprs.ca/education/prk.aspx

Give your CV traction! Write the PRK exam May 3

Advanced students and recent grads who have been mulling over the idea of writing the CPRS (Canadian Public Relations Society’s) PRK exam will have their next chance at McGill on Saturday, May 3. The PRK (for “Public Relations Knowledge”) exam was established last year by CPRS to give students an opportunity to differentiate themselves.

PR/Comms work opportunities are multiplying rapidly these days — but so are the applicants.  Thousands of new and recent graduates flood the market every year, and employers have a hard time identifying the best and the brightest. (One certificate or diploma looks much like another to them.) Most CVs sit in unread piles on executives’ desks. Stand out from the crowd! Info: http://www.cprs.ca/education/prk.aspx

Register in advance for Saturday workshop!

Here’s the link for the Student & Alumni Network career workshop this Saturday (“From the classroom to the Boardroom”)  There’s is still space available. Don’t miss this opportunity offered by our tireless alumni and NATIONAL Public Relations, exclusively for McGill PR students. (See original post below.)


Register by Friday afternoon, though – security at the Sun Life building will need a list of attendees. If you have any trouble with the link, just let Stephanie Lyttle know you’re coming so she can add your name to the list, and bring $15 cash with you to the event.  slyttle@national.ca or 514-843-7171.

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