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WHAT is this event about?

This networking event is to allow you to see the potential in connecting your humanities degree with a career in the field of Human Rights & Justice .

WHO are the guests?

We have invited a wide range of professionals from different areas of Human Rights & Justice:

  • Inquiry Analyst – Jacquelin Pegg from the Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Human Rights Lawyer – Wade Poziomka from Ross & McBride LLP
  • HR Administrator – Nancy Semkin from MSF
  • VP Community Relations – Grace Diffey from the Hamilton Community Foundation
  • Public Educator – Erin Crickett from the Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton
  • Director of Non-Profit Organization – Tom Cooper from the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

WHO can come to this event?

If you are thinking about pursuing a career in Human Rights & Justice or if you haven’t thought about it at all and want to begin to explore, we invite you to attend! Bottom line: If you are a Humanities student, in ANY program, in ANY level, then this event is for YOU.

WHY should you attend?

Showing up is the first step and by doing so, you’ve already accomplished something! Our guests are eager to share their stories (both successful and non-successful) about their professional life which will hope to inspire you to see the world of possibilities for your career.They will also tell you how the experiences that you gain and the people that you meet during university will ultimately help you to create your own career success. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk one on one with our special guests!

Also, there will be FREE BREAKFAST! Who wouldn’t want that?

The dress code is business casual so come dressed to impress!

This is a FREE event you won’t want to miss! Register on OSCARplus or email htlc@mcmaster.ca today!

*Space is limited. We strong urge students to register early to reserve a seat*

Career Conversations


Our Career Conversations Series continues for the month of November. We have at least one a week, if not more!

  • Curator of Contemporary Art–Tuesday, November 17 @ 12:30pm with Melissa Bennett
  • Music Therapist–Friday, November 20 @ 2:30pm with Rachael Finnerty

Interested in attending any or all of these Career Conversations? Email htlc@mcmaster.ca to reserve your spot.

HTLC Internship Opportunity


We are excited to announce two HTLC internships to help Humanities students enhance their education by gaining experiential learning outside of the classroom. This 6-month paid work term will allow interns to gain hands-on experience by working closely on a research project that focuses on the study and design of new Humanities courses.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 13

Please email your cover letter [addressed to Dr. Catharine Anderson] and resume [with the subject line, “Research Assistant Application”] to htlc@mcmaster.ca.

Model United Nations Conference


Date: February 26-28, 2016

The president, Patrick Dean,  will host a Model United Nations Conference for undergraduate students at McMaster University. The conference will focus on issues related to water and the Sustainable Development Goals. It is open to all faculties and years of study.

Registration is FREE, but spots are limited.

Applications can be found here and are due by November 13, 2015. For more information, please visit peace.mcmaster.ca.

Lauren Toyota’s Visit to MAC


[Left to Right: Susie Ellis, Sabrina Wassel, Rowena Muhic-Day, Lauren Toyota, Nicole Vasarevic, Joshua Gill]

The team from HTLC would like to thank you for participating and making our Career Conversation with Lauren Toyota a huge success! Please visit our facebook page to check out the pictures from our event.

Stay tuned for more exciting events that are coming your way next term!

Career Interview Series
Get inspired from what Lauren Toyota has to say about her personal experience in the entertainment world!laurentoyotayoutubeLauren Toyota
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month at a glance


November 11
(1:30pm-2:20pm) Career Conversation:Communicative Disorders Assistant

November 13
Networking Prep Event

November 16
Human Rights & Justice Networking Breakfast

November 17
Career Conversation:Curator of Contemporary Art

November 20
Career Conversation:Music Therapist

November 21
Fall Preview


TIp of the week
5 Biggest Job Application Mistakes
3. Not Going Beyond the Job Description It is imperative to research the organization at which you’re applying for. You need to know what it does, how it’s structured, it’s mission and values.Tip: Perform a Google search on the organization. Look through their website, social media accounts and read reviews that mention the companyStay tuned next week for tip #4

(Source: Careerealism)

Read This!
Learn to Love Informational Interviews (Source: LinkedIn)
Junior Fellowship Program Deadline: November 15, 2015

Are you interested in a leadership experience in which you will be challenged to learn, act and create change? Applications are now open to students at McMaster. For more information on how to apply, step by step instructions are outlined here.

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