Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development (CPD) is a dedicated team of professionals focused on providing excellent career development services to DeGroote students and employer partners.

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.


December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays from CPD!

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

Are internships really worth it?

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?

October 20, 2014

First Year MBA Co-op students are all wondering "What is Rank Match?"

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?"

September 26, 2014

FAQs for MBA Co-op students!

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!

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