For a long, long time, I wanted to be a CEGEP or university teacher. Academia has many problems, but most of the time this is the place I feel the happiest (thanks to my friends) and accomplished (thanks to the work). But as you know, there are few jobs and many, many candidates who want… Read More Working outside Academia
You are a student in philosophy? History? Literature? Or more generally in Liberal Arts? But though you have developed competences that are valued in many academic and professional fields, you may lack a concrete sense of available opportunities that lie ahead of you. If it’s the case, come to the 2018 Canadian Liberal Arts Fair… Read More The Liberal Arts under the spot this Saturday!
It’s never too early to think about the future. Academia, industry or something else? Teaching, research, both, or neither? Same field, neighbouring field, or different field? The questions are countless, and if on the one hand we don’t have to have clear, immutable answers, on the other hand many graduate degrees are meant to train… Read More Thinking about the future… with some help from CaPS!
While lecturing is fun, it is also time taking and exhausting. I meant to write here about the process… but I am only writing now. As Sophie said, I had a crunch time. So, how was it to be teaching for the first time? Let’s look at the good, the bad, and the other stuff.… Read More Becoming a lecturer, part 2
When I was younger, after I wanted to be a florist, a designer, a paleontologist (thanks, Jurassic Park) or an archaeologist (like Indiana Jones), I then decided that I was going to teach history. I didn’t know at that time that there is almost no opportunity to really have a teaching position in Cegep or… Read More Becoming a lecturer
On Friday March 9, I attended Survival Skills for Scientists. An all-day event with keynote talks, discussion panels and workshops all focussed on one thing: careers in science. Presenters with diverse professions, from academia to private-industry, all spoke about the career paths they chose and how they got to where they are today. Here are… Read More What I Learned at Survival Skills For Scientists
GradLife McGill is proud to present a 3-part, guest blog series by McGill alumni Dr. Christopher von Roretz as part of #AfterGradLife. In his second post, Dr. von Roretz describes how teaching excites him and how this led him to a career as a CEGEP instructor. … If I wanted to fulfill that goal, of… Read More Finding What Excites Me
GradLife McGill is proud to present a 3-part, guest blog series by McGill alumni Dr. Christopher von Roretz as part of #AfterGradLife. In his first post, Dr. von Roretz shares what motivated him to pursue graduate studies in the department of Biochemistry at McGill. Shockingly, as a child, I didn’t dream of doing graduate research.… Read More From Ghostbuster to Graduate School
As I was posting my latest blog, I noticed that GradLife McGill was accepting applications for bloggers, instagrammers, and vloggers for the 2017-2018 school year. And so, I thought back to one year ago, and why I decided to become a GradLife blogger. Why would someone voluntarily commit to writing a blog, spend more time… Read More Why Become Part of the McGill GradLife Team?
He had just got out from the twenty-five floors building when he realized that he did not care much about the outcome of that interview. He stepped forward towards the railing of the terrace in front of the entrance of the building. He was looking at his feet. How was it possible that he did… Read More Our story: “Traces”