Student Experience – Career and Professional Development (CPD)

The Career and Professional Development (CPD) team will help you explore and achieve your career potential. The dedicated CPD team equips students with the skills and tools necessary to confidently market themselves to recruiters and secure employment through co-op work terms, during the summer months and at graduation.

Our services

  • One-on-one career coaching sessions
  • Resume and cover letter workshops
  • Interview skills development
  • Networking and job search strategies
  • Resume and cover letter critiquing
  • Negotiating employment offers
  • Business etiquette
  • An exclusive resource website
  • Industry guides
  • Mentorship program
  • Employment and salary statistics

Career events

CPD offers various events throughout the academic year that teach valuable business skills and give students the opportunity to network with prestigious employers. Some examples:

  • McMaster’s annual career fair
  • Company information sessions
  • Mock Interview Night
  • Panel discussions / industry events
  • Excel and financial modelling training
  • Business Etiquette Dinner
  • Alumni networking events

On-campus recruitment

Our online job board provides students with new job opportunities, an easy virtual application system and interview notification. Employment opportunities are available for:

  • MBA Co-op
  • Summer
  • Graduate
  • Part-time
  • Full-time immediate (alumni)

For more information about how the CPD Team can support your DeGroote student experience, please contact us at cbcd@mcmaster.ca or visit us online.

NOTE: Part-time students are not eligible to take advantage of services and programs offered by the Career and Professional Development team. The CPD team is funded by student fees and tuition-based revenues (like co-op fees). Part-time students do not currently pay the fees which support the team’s operations. However, the CPD team can support part-time students by suggesting alternative resources.
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