Do your research

Whatever your field of work, being informed of your industry’s latest trends will keep you ahead of the curve. Don’t miss out on these exclusive services that will help you in your career search. If you plan to use any of the following services, make sure you mention that you’re a McGill alumnus to take advantage of any promotions or discounts that may be offered.

Exclusive Services

The Career Webinars Series is an interactive set of online seminars that features distinguished alumni in a variety of fields. Learn about the challenges and opportunities faced in their workplace and apply those lessons to your own career.

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Tap into the McGill Library online resources for alumni. By using your McGill ID, you gain free access to online encyclopedias, academic journals and more, broken down by field of interest.

Want to access more library resources? Alumni can visit any of the Library’s 13 branches and use all resources, free of charge. You may use the computers in the Library to access tens of thousands of eJournals and e-books using a guest login. If you would like to borrow from the Library, you can obtain a membership for a six-month period (at $50) or a one-year period ($100).

Make use of the services offered by the university’s career centres. At the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS), a wide range of career services are available at no cost to McGill grads for one year after graduation. For another two years, grads can pay $65 (including taxes) per semester to take advantage of the University’s career services.

Alumni from the Faculty of Engineering, the Desautels Faculty of Management, and the Faculty of Law have lifelong access to career services in their respective faculties.

The School of Continuing Studies offers a wide range of certificate and diploma programs in the fields of Management, Education, and Languages and Translation, as well as courses and seminars designed to keep practicing professionals abreast of current developments. Interested in expanding your horizons? Consider courses offered in Languages, Humanities, Appreciation of the Arts, Business, and Personal Growth.

Founded in 1956, the McGill Executive Institute provides business seminars and custom executive education using highly-rated faculty and support staff dedicated to a flawless customer experience. Executive courses and management training programs are designed to address participants’ career goals and overall leadership skills.

McGill Resources broken down by industry

These industry-specific resources are packed with information to facilitate your job search.

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Academia
University Affairs is Canada’s number one magazine on higher education and academic jobs. (Under myFuture, 3rd Page in “Career Resources” section)

myFuture Explanation

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the number one US-based news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students (myFuture, 2nd page in “Career Resources.”)

Business/Management
The McGill Career and Planning Services houses career guides tailored to your interests on myFuture. These guides cover the fields of Accounting, Consulting, CSR and Sustainability, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing, Non-Profit Sector and Investment Banking Careers. (Under myFuture, 1st Page in “Career Resources” section)

Entrepreneurs: make full use of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies Entrepreneur Start-up kit. It provides a selection of some of the best online resources covering key topics for entrepreneurs, such as obtaining venture capital funding, structuring business plans, etc.

Take part in the Dobson Cup, presented by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies. This McGill Business Plan Competition is open to all alumni, students and staff.

Want to learn management techniques from other business leaders? Watch the Talking Management with Karl Moore series on the McGill University YouTube Channel. Desautels Professor Karl Moore discusses management with a variety of corporate leaders and academics.

Participate in McGill Continuing Studies Webinars at a discounted alumni price.

  • Crisis and Reputation Management Webinar series
  • Project Management Webinars Series
  • Starting your Own Business: the Legal Forms of a Business
  • Drafting of Contracts: Services or Goods


Finance
The CRSP Database provides access to NYSE/AMEX/Nasdaq daily and monthly security prices and other historical data related to over 20,000 companies.

SourceOECD offers access to 20 book collections by themes (approx. 600 titles) containing all the monographs and reports; 20 periodical titles; some reference titles; and the 24 OECD Statistical Databases.

Passport GMID is a global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers.

The Canadian Corporate Report is a virtual archive of McGill’s holdings of corporate reports.

Datamonitor 360 provides market intelligence from the world’s leading industry analysis companies.

Hoover’s Company Records contains proprietary information for more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leader in company data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.

Management
Want to learn management techniques from other business leaders? Watch the Talking Management with Karl Moore series on the McGill University YouTube Channel. Desautels Professor Karl Moore discusses management with a variety of corporate leaders and academics.

Participate in McGill Continuing Studies Webinars at a discounted alumni price.


Education
The International Educator Newspaper focuses in on the international education marketplace. (MyFuture, 2nd page in “Career Resources”)

Non-Profit Sector
The McGill Career and Planning Services’ guide to the Non-Profit Sector. (Under myFuture, 1st Page in “Career Resources” section)

Working Abroad
The Big Guide to Living and Working Abroad is the authoritative guide on international careers. (Under myFuture, 2nd Page under “Career Resources” section)

Company Rankings: best of the best

Each year, a variety of organizations and publications evaluate thousands of employers and release a list of the best of the best.

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Disclaimer: These links are provided as resources. Opinions and content found on sites listed are the property and responsibility of those sites. You the user have the right to avoid any site on the Internet. The McGill Alumni Association does not assume any risk nor responsibility for your decision to use the links provided.

Company rankings

Government Resources

The Canadian and Quebec governments offer a number of services and tools that help you search for jobs and evaluate opportunities.

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Job Futures: Government of Canada information on job duties, educational requirements, average wages, unemployment rate, and work prospects.

Emploi Quebec: Quebec government information on job duties, educational requirements, average wages, unemployment rate, and more.

Canada Salary Calculator: The Canada Salary Calculator will give you an idea about typical salaries in every region of Canada.

Canadian Salary Survey: The Canadian Salary Survey provides a summary of the range of salaries currently earned by professionals in each of numerous skilled occupations, listed as A, B, or 0 on the National Occupation Classification (NOC).