Our team provides comprehensive career development services to commerce and MBA students (co-op and full-time). We help students gain important real world experience and help prepare them to be valuable contributors in the work force.
Employers are true partners in our co-op and internship programs and our team works with them to facilitate seamless on-campus recruitment. From organizing company information sessions to coordinating interviews, we are committed to delivering customized and targeted recruitment services.
February 2, 2015
Please note that McMaster University is closed today – Monday February 2nd due to the weather. For more information about the closure, please visit http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/ If you have an interview today, it will be rescheduled. Someone from the CPD will contact you as soon as we have more information. Enjoy your snow day and be … Continue reading Monday February 2nd – McMaster University Closed
December 23, 2014
CPD would like to wish all of our students, faculty and employer partners a happy and safe Holiday! Please note that McMaster University will be closed by mid-day on Wednesday, December 24th and we will re-open again on Monday, January 5th.
November 18, 2014
Internships have received a lot of bad press lately. Among others, articles in Forbes and New York Times have declared that they are not worth the time, don’t pay off, and are often made up of make work tasks like getting coffee for the higher ups. Recently, Morning File host, Tyler Welch talked with four … Continue reading Are internships really worth it?
November 3, 2014
What is Phase 2? It is a continuation of the on-campus recruitment process for MBA Co-op students seeking a January – April 2015 work term. There are many great job opportunities that will carry over from Phase 1 (as employers were not able to complete interviews within Phase 1 timelines), as well as new opportunities. … Continue reading So…you’ve moved into Phase 2…
October 20, 2014
Rank/Match is the process that CPD uses where, through a matching system, students rank employers and employers rank students, and through this a compatible job match may occur. Through this process, a match is considered to be equivalent to an employment offer. How Does the Process Work? Employers rank all students interviewed. Only one student … Continue reading First Year MBA Co-op students are all wondering "What is Rank Match?"
October 2, 2014
Many people are nervous during the interview and this is normal. The key item to remember about interviews is that the employer wants to learn about YOU and as such they want to see your personality and determine how you might fit within their organization. Many times when I am coaching students on how to … Continue reading Be Yourself…The Art of Interviewing
September 26, 2014
1. I emailed CPD – why didn’t you reply yet? Due to the high volume of messages our office receives, we adhere at a 24 hour response turnaround. That’s not to say we won’t respond faster than this, but our office hours are from 8:30am – 4:30pm each day (excluding weekends) and as such we … Continue reading FAQs for MBA Co-op students!
September 25, 2014
Each of us has asked it – What do I wear today? That question is especially stressful when interviewing for, or starting, a new job. We’ve all heard it said that it’s better to be overdressed, and this is great advice to follow. No one wants to be the person under-dressed at an event or … Continue reading Interview Attire – Dos and Don'ts
September 2, 2014
I hope you all enjoyed a restful summer and are looking forward to an exciting year full of new opportunities to learn and grow. It has been a busy summer for both DeGroote and CPD – planning for upcoming events and helping to shape a new strategic direction for the school. CPD has also gone … Continue reading Welcome back to campus and the start of a new academic year!
April 28, 2014
Are you one to loathe the thought of presenting in front of an audience? Or to even attend an interview? Do your palms get sweaty? Neck is covered in splotches of red dots? Stomach turns so much you’d think that you need to consume an entire bottle of Tums? Well, you are not alone. All … Continue reading Butterflies and Sweaty Palms – good or bad?