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Celebrating Success

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Celebrating Success

Dean Judith PotterSuccess can take many forms. And at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, we’re surrounded by it.

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Instructor Profile: Recipients of the 2015 Award for Distinguished Teaching

The School’s Spring 2015 Convocation Ceremony will include a presentation recognizing the recipients of the 2015 Award for Distinguished Teaching. All three teachers were selected based on their outstanding contributions as instructors, and were strongly supported by both letters of nomination from their students and student feedback from course evaluations.
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Business Succession Planning

Marc Deegan is the facilitator of the upcoming workshop Business Success Planning: Preparing for the sale or transfer of your business. Here’s the trends he sees emerging among small and medium-sized businesses, their owners, and potential buyers.
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Understanding the Fundamentals of Omnichannel Content Strategy

Award-winning digital strategist Kevin P. Nichols recently spent the day at McGill for an intensive hands-on workshop on the topic of omnichannel media strategy.kevin-p-nichols

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Banner Year for McGill Translation Student

IMG_2304It’s been a banner year for Berdj Garabedian, who’s currently working towards his Graduate Diploma in Translation at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies. In June he was the recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (French-English), and this fall he was awarded this year’s Network of Translators in Education (NTE) Merit Scholarship.

Joanne Paquette: Trust Your Instincts

IMG_1193Joanne is a Montreal success story: born and raised here, she grew up speaking English and French, and took a few Spanish language courses. “I’d always loved school, and I worship languages, so I started considering translation. I believe in trusting your instincts and using your talents to their full extent.”

Andrea Emrick: Online and en français

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Andrea Emrick was part of the very first cohort to receive the Certificate of Proficiency in Written French – Workplace Communication (Online).
“I was looking to work in a French environment, and I think I could do that now. For anyone that would be hesitant or skeptical of taking an online course, this is it.”

Stephanie Jonah: Finding her Place

Stephanie JonahStephanie Jonah is a Cree woman from Waskaganish who works as a project administrator.
Although she loves her job, she’d been looking for an opportunity to return to school and pursue higher education. “I’m always trying to learn,” says Stephanie, “but I don’t want to leave my job.”
She found exactly what she was looking for when she discovered McGill’s online courses in Business Management and Entrepreneurship for Indigenous People.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Business

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What better way to learn about starting your own business then from someone who’s already done it? Whether you’re lucky enough to have a successful entrepreneur as a teacher, a mentor, or within your network, the advice they can offer is invaluable.

A Custom Collaboration

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McGill instructor Jay A. Hewlin was the common denominator in a recent collaboration by two of his former students. “My workshops have a lot of dialogue and positive back-and-forth. The bottom line is that this is a success story, and the potential is always there for another.”

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Immigration and Professional Transitions: Choosing local credentials

Few would be surprised to know that when transitioning into a new labour market, local credentials can be an asset. But when there’s so many options to choose from – online courses, credit courses, and part-time workshops, to name a few – how do you know what’s right for you?

Immigration and Professional Transitions: Rebuilding Your Resume

emilieoption2There are many different reasons for rebuilding your resume. You may be pursuing a promotion, looking to transition into a new industry, or starting over with a completely new career.
No matter your motivation, even the most experienced job hunter can benefit from some professional resume advice. Emilie Nketiah, the Career and Transition Advisor at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, is willing to help.

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