Career-Ready Conversations

Trees on campus during fall. Sun shining through leaves.

It’s possible

The Canadian Career Development Foundation’s Career Month theme this year is all about the fact that it’s possible, whatever "it"...

Students in a Teams meeting: Richa and Rachel.

Richa and Rachel discuss what makes a professional and why you shouldn’t restrict your path

I used to be in nursing in first-year. I absolutely loved it — amazing program at Mac. But then I...

Students in a Teams meeting: Allan and Jayco.

Allan and Jayco discuss collaboration and career management

I think the one [skill] that I've been forced to use and, as a result, develop is career management. I...

Students in a Teams meeting: Sharon and Maham.

Sharon and Maham discuss transferrable skills and the transfer student experience

Since I am a transfer student, it has been kind of like a culture shock in a way coming to...

Students in a Teams meeting: Richa and Stephanie.

Richa and Stephanie discuss campus employment and community engagement

Working for campus events — that is a job that I got because I thought it was gonna be fun....

Students in a Teams meeting: Allan and Tipu

Allan and Tipu discuss professionalism and cultural fluency

I think, in every group interaction that I've had here at McMaster, I've learned about putting together different views. In...

Students in a Teams meeting: Sharon and Cecilia.

Sharon and Cecilia discuss problem-solving, critical thinking and extracurriculars

Students always seem to think that, "I need to have industry experience. I need to have a really professional internship...

Collage of six Teams interviews with students smiling.

What are career-ready skills?

Many people share the misconception that your degree or educational experience will guide or necessitate your career choices. This isn’t...