McGill students don't feel prepared for the workforce

Many non-white students say they have been discriminated against on campus according to a new survey

Most McGill students are concerned about how well the university is preparing them for future employment, according to a new study.

The survey, commissioned by the student’s society, found that 33 per cent of fourth year students felt “well prepared,” while nine per cent felt “very well prepared” for the workforce.

The survey also found that 36 per cent of non-white students feel “or have been made to feel, uncomfortable on campus due to [their] race or ethnicity.”

The academic advising also scored low marks with only eight per cent of students in their final year reporting that they were satisfied with the program advising they received.

The one area where the school scored well was on its library, with 68 per cent of students saying that “the library is comfortable and inviting.”

The student’s society plans to bring the survey’s results to faculty councils and the university’s senate.

1,193 students, or five per cent of undergraduates, participated in the survey.

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