Dean’s Message

Dean Judith Potter
We at the School are driven by our core values. We value and respect diversity, we strive for excellence in all that we do, and we are committed to collaborating with multiple stakeholders. In this issue, we highlight some of the many ways in which the School dedicates itself to community engagement.

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Instructor Profile: Pierre Lainey

PierreLaineyInstructor Pierre Lainey has over 25 years of experience as a consultant, and Inna Popova, the School’s Director of Non-Credit Programs, Career and Professional Development, is only half-joking when she claims he may have taught half of Montreal’s management consultants.

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5 Tips from a Project Management Professional

circle_hjbHenri-Jean Bonnis has spent 13 years working in the field of project management, and says it was “totally by chance.”
Here are 5 tips he suggests for those aspiring to work in the field of project management:

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Expanding Beyond the Classroom

Engagement_Chainon1As an educational institution, the School promises its students the opportunity to learn and connect.
These opportunities are often present in the classroom amongst instructors and classmates, but they also lie beyond our campus walls, within the School’s external community.

Learn. Connect. JUMP.

Nader Diab has travelled the world. Now he wants to turn his travels into a humanitarian movement, and his first step was enrolling in the Diploma in Public Relations and Communications Management.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Talent1 alignleftThis fall the spotlight once again shone on the talented international students and graduates of the School’s Certificate of Proficiency – Language and Culture programs in both English and French. Over 20 individuals participated in the annual McGill’s Got Talent, which highlights the students’ abilities and passions.

I Fine-tuned my French

Veronica_BoggiaMake no mistake: Veronica Boggia is bilingual. But when it came to writing, “I felt any mistakes I made were glaringly obvious.”
When she enrolled in an online language program, “my boss and colleagues noticed right away. There’s no question that it’s helped my productivity.”

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The Student Experience

DaviOlusemi ‘Davi’ Akapo is just one of over 300 new students at the School this semester.
We asked him to share his experiences on returning to the classroom and beginning the next step of his journey.

Giving McGillians the Opportunity to Give Back

For McGill students looking to make a positive impact on the lives of deserving refugees, there’s a new Seeds of Change project with your name on it.

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À l’échelle humaine: July 13, 2016

IMG_3981Welcome to a series of warm, insightful, and practical exchanges on various facets of your professional transitions. My name is Maia Korotkina, and I am head of Career Advising & Transition Services at McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies. It is with gratitude and excitement that I dedicate this column to each one of you: the aspiring and established adult professional With this column, we’ll help you make sense of, and see the value in, your path.

Q&A with EY

EYheadsFor students who attend the School in hopes of elevating their job prospects, it’s encouraging to hear that your skills are in demand. That’s the feedback provided by EY, one of the world’s most respected professional services firms. Their Montreal office has consistently recruited the School’s accounting students.

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