McGill School of Continuing Studies

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Supporting Our Diverse Learners

Welcome to our Spring Convocation issue. As the campus burgeons in a hundred shades of green, we celebrate our learners’ achievements and explore fresh new programs designed to enrich your all-round educational experience. The School of Continuing Studies exists to develop and deliver a wide variety of learning opportunities that meet the needs and interests of our communities. In addition, as we highlight in this issue, the School offers many services designed to support the success of our students.

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Sherry Romanado: For this Public-Relations Pro, the Greatest Gift is Giving Back

Sherry Romanado, a lecturer in the School of Continuing Studies’ Public Relations program, knows exactly what her students are going through – and what they expect from their education. Before she began teaching at the School, Romanado was a learner there herself. She completed a Certificate in Public Relations Management in 2005 – all while […]

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Lebanese Translator Jocelyne Gerges: Grad’s Penchant for Language Translates into Great Job

Jocelyne GergesAfter Jocelyne Gerges completed her studies at McGill, she returned to her native Lebanon, where she set out to find a job as a translator. Her résumé quickly earned her a nickname among prospective employers: “the McGill lady.”

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A Client Centered Approach: Client Services Team Sets Learners On the Right Path

Members of the Client Services TeamLearners and prospective learners at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies’ come to Client Services with all manner of questions: Which of the School’s programs is right for me? Are there pre-requisite courses? How can I be certain I’m prepared to graduate, and what’s the best way to make sure that my studies will lead to a job? Fortunately, Gianna Giardino and her team know where to find the answers. “Our clients want quick, efficient, no-hassle services,” says Giardino, Senior Manager of Client Services. “So we have to be very client-centred and attentive to their needs.”

Changing the Way We Learn: Continuing Studies Introduces a Leading-Edge Classroom

Located at 688 Sherbrooke Street West, the leading-edge classroom is unlike anything learners at Continuing Studies have ever seen. Using an nontraditional layout and a wide variety of new technologies, the idea behind the room is to create an environment that encourages active learning – that is, learning that is largely student-driven.

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