Elective Vocations in Life Sciences (What are your choices after your Four year education in science degree ?).


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Elective Careers in Life Sciences (What are your alternatives after your Bachelor of Science degree ?)

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Outline of Workshop What administrations does CAPS offer? What would I be able to do with my studies in Life Sciences directly after I graduate with my BSc.? What would I be able to do with my studies in Life Sciences with extra instruction/preparing or encounter? What are some option professions for BSc. graduates? How am I going to settle on a choice about going onto graduate studies or moving into the work power? McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES CAPS Job Listings Database for full-time, summer and low maintenance occupations and entry level positions at www.caps.mcgill.ca On-grounds enrollment in fall and winter www.workopoliscampus.com CAREER EDUCATION Individual exhorting Workshops Career Resource Library Website Mentor Program PACE Program Job Finding Club Career Week & Month What CAPS Has to Offer McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Traditional Educational Paths for B.Sc. Life Sciences Majors (2 alternatives) Medicine and Other Health Professions (Professional Schools) Medicine Dentistry Nursing Physical & Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy Veterinary Medicine McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Traditional Educational Paths for B.Sc. Life Sciences Majors (2 alternatives) Career Physiologists, Biochemists, Biologists, Microbiologists/Immunologists (Graduate School – M.Sc., Ph.D.) Academic Setting (CEGEP instructor, University Professor, Technology Transfer) Research Institutes (Clinical, Basic Sciences, Lab Manager) Government Agencies (Health Protection, Environment, Science Policy) Research Funds Administration Private Industry (Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Technological, Regulatory Affairs, Patent Agent) McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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"Seat" work Lab Assistant Research Assistant Bacteriological Technician Clinical work Clinical Assistant Field Research Biological Researcher Ecologist Working in Agencies and Governments Water Quality Inspector Pest Control Consultant Hunger Policy Analyst Working in the Food/Beverage Industry Food Technician/Technologist Working in Sales Pharma Salesperson Potential Employment Paths in Science Right After Graduating with a B.Sc. McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Employer Categories In Sciences Hospitals (Royal Victoria) Private Clinics (MDS Pharma) Research Institutions Universities and CEGEPS (McGill, Dawson) Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology enterprises (Merck Frosst) Food & Beverage/Fermentation ventures (Maple Leaf, Labatt) Chemical Industry (Dow Chemicals) Energy industry (Petro-Canada) Cosmetics (l\'Oréal) McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Law (Patent Law, Environmental Law; Medical-gadget item risk Law) Medical Illustrator Journalist/Broadcaster Technical/Science Writer Management Consultant Marketing Manager Public Relations Consultant Investment Advisor Entrepreneur/Business Developer Alternative Careers McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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How are you going to settle on a choice about going onto graduate studies or moving into the work power? To settle on this choice, it is vital to do some self-appraisal: What are my interests, qualities and objectives? What are my abilities? McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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A) What are my interests & values ? (Soul-looking) Start by putting forth some essential inquiries: Why did you do your degree? What spurs you? What is your fantasy work? What is imperative to you? What are your aspirations/objectives for what\'s to come? McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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A) What are my interests & values ? (Soul-looking) Figure out what drives you: What makes you cheerful? Where do you get your most noteworthy fulfillment? Distinctive individuals require diverse activities Personality tests Feedback from family, companions, associates Personal activities McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Geographical Preference Working Conditions Special Knowledge Transferable Skills People, thoughts, data, information & things Personal Traits People Environment Goals, Purposes and Values How much would you say you are worth? This activity is best done in sets – with a companion or your accomplice. For each of the classes at right, make records McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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B) What are my aptitudes ?: What did I realize at McGill in any case? Specialized (hard) aptitudes Transferable (delicate) abilities Analytical/Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Ability to blend/Deal with Complexity Technical Writing/Report Writing Research Methodology/Data Analysis Techniques Computer Skills/Simulation Organized/Thorough/Precise/Detail Oriented McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Make the choice The self-appraisal that you embrace is extremely profitable and will assist you whatever your choice With being fruitful, both graduate school applications and occupation applications require that you know yourself exceptionally well McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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What are the best methodologies to use to get a business to contract me or a graduate school to acknowledge me? Know what you bring to the table: your interests (do some spirit seeking) your aptitudes (specialized & transferable) have the capacity to express them in your CV and at a meeting Research the businesses/schools to discover what they are searching for Make the match between your abilities and their needs Network, system, system McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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What are managers searching for? All the specialized and transferable aptitudes said before PLUS… . Arranging/Communication Skills Leadership aptitudes Teamwork/Business Acumen/Honesty Adaptability/Reliability/Autonomy Good Work Ethic McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Researching the Employer All fruitful occupation quests depend on broad examination on the vocation region, the industry and on particular managers in which you are intrigued Your Goals: Figure out the fit between your abilities and interests and objectives and accessible fields of livelihood. Research the business before you set up contact. Set up a timetable with particular objectives and due dates McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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A. Web and Print CAPS Library Books on Careers Directories of bosses Websites List of Websites from CAPS Jobboom, workopoliscampus.com Company destinations B. Open Events Career Fairs Have particular inquiries concerning the association Personal appearance and way Information Sessions/Career Panels Try to get names and make colleagues. Research: First Step – Start Looking McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Research: Second Step – Conduct Information Interviews What is a data meeting? A meeting with a man who works for an association important to you, or who has the sort of employment you are searching for The objective of the meeting is: Find out as much data about the organization/position as you can Communicate your aptitudes and interests Obtain extra contact/individuals in comparative positions in different organizations McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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What was  your profession way? What do you do every day? How could you have been able to you arrive? What is your association/industry about? What precisely do you do? How could you have been able to you get your foot in the entryway? What was you scholarly foundation? What aptitudes do you requirement for your occupation? What do you adore about this occupation? What are you most tested by? What do you detest about the occupation? How is your calendar? How would you feel about your work/family adjust? What amount of time is administrative?  w/customers? What proficient advancement open doors do you have? Where do you see yourself going from here? By what method may I position myself in this field? Re-accreditation? What aptitudes do I require? Résumé suggestions?  How may I advertise myself all the more viably? Given my certifications, what pay reach might I be able to hope to begin at? Could you prescribe proficient associations/productions with which I ought to get comfortable? Could you suggest any other individual that I ought to converse with? Some average data inquiries questions McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Do: Be clear and direct about the reason for your meeting Dress properly, treat it like an expert meeting Be set up to speak quickly about your abilities Stay centered in your inquiries and be aware of the time Follow-up with a card to say thanks Don\'t: Ask for work Discuss you or your examination at incredible length Offer your C.V. unless they request a duplicate Conducting Information Interviews McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Network, Network, Network Develop a systems administration outlook: Be interested, social and liberal, defeat timidity Schmooze with individuals you like, be real. Discover similitudes in interests Work on your interpersonal and phone aptitudes McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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More Networking Where do I begin organizing? Who do you know? Individual connections Professional connections Organizational affiliations Other settings: Career fairs Professional affiliations and gatherings McGill University Career and Placement Service (CAPS)

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Finally: Increase Your Marketability Extracurricular Activities Take an authority part in any club, game or understudy affiliation Volunteer Work Participate in any volunteer or political affiliation that premiums you Career-related Work Get a paid or unpaid employment or temporary job in a vocation related field – low maintenance or summer McGill IYES Program; Industrial Practicum (IP) McGill U

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