Career and Employment Certificate Program

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Overall Description

This is a series of workshops to provide you the resources and guidance you need for your career exploration. Get a head start in landing your dream job or grad school by sharpening your skills and building your personal brand. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs about career exploration!

Who is this program for?

  • Woodsworth College, Trinity College and Innis College students interested in gaining additional career and employment development skills. This series is comprised of six sessions, each focused on a specific skill area.
  • Students who are interested in applying for any type role (i.e. part-time, full-time, internship, grad school)

Hint! You can attend all 6 sessions, or pick-and choose depending on your interests.

Note: If you have an accommodation need for this series, please e-mail Janice Asiimwe (janice.asiimwe@utoronto.ca) directly, and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangement.

 

Fall 2018 – Please register above!

Date (Fridays)

Topic & Description

21 SEPT 18

1PM – 3PM

Location: Combination Room at Trinity College (6 Hoskin Ave). 

Kick-Start Your Career: The Ultimate Guide

Learn strategies for finding the perfect job opportunities for you and discover your career options and resources available here at the University of Toronto.

28 SEPT 18

1PM – 3PM

Location: Waters Lounge, 321 Bloor St W,  Woodsworth Residence

Stand Out from the Crowd: Resume & Cover Letter Guide

Understand how to structure your resume/cover letter and reference letters for employment. Please note: students are required to bring a working version of their resume to this session.

5 OCT 18

1PM – 3PM

Location: TBD

Market Yourself Online: LinkedIn 101

Discover networking strategies and techniques to include social media like “LinkedIn” and “Developing Your Personal Brand.” Note: Students will be required to create a LinkedIn profile during the workshop. From 3:00pm-4:00pm following the session, a photographer will be on-hand to take professional head shots.

12 OCT 18

1PM – 3PM

Location: TBD

Interview Pro-Tips: Getting Rid interview jitters Once and for all

Learn how to you be yourself in an interview, while feeling confident telling your stories of ability to employers.

19 OCT 18

1PM – 3PM

Location: TBD

Detail Matters: 15 workplace mistakes you can’t afford to make

Transition from academic writing to work-place/career writing and appropriate etiquette.

26 OCT 18

1PM – 3PM

Location: TBD

Get Inspired: Alumni Panel and Networking

Meet alumni who have succeeded in a variety of career fields including Business, Government, and Humanities/Creative Industries.

 

 

 

 

Winter 2019 – Please register above!

Date (Fridays)

Topic & Description

25 JAN 19

1PM – 3PM

Location: Innis College, Events Room

Making Your Career Roadmap

Thinking about getting a job or applying to grad school? Don’t know where to start? Take the first steps towards career exploration. Learn strategies for finding opportunities and discovering new career possibilities.

1 Feb 19

1PM – 3PM

Location:

Waters Lounge, 321 Bloor St W,  Woodsworth Residence

Stand Out from the Crowd: Resume & Cover Letters Guide

Come with your resume and leave with a better one! Peer advisors will be available to provide industry-specific insights and personalized resume and cover letter edits. Bonus: there will be lots of templates available!

8 Feb 19

1PM– 3PM

Location:

Waters Lounge, 321 Bloor St W,  Woodsworth Residence

Building your Brand on LinkedIn for Job Search

Over 94% of employers use LinkedIn to find potential candidates to join their organization! Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn story, showcase your skills, use the job search feature, and brand yourself for a job.

 

15 FEB 19

1PM – 3PM

Location: Innis College, Events Room

Ace Your Next Interview

Nervous about your interview? This session is a confidence booster! You will gain in-depth understanding about the interview processes, transforming interview anxiety and practice in small groups.

1 Mar 19

1PM – 3PM

Location:

Waters Lounge, 321 Bloor St W,  Woodsworth Residence

Building Connections

Networking sounds all too daunting? This session focuses on demystifying networking. You will learn about ways to build meaningful connections with industry professionals through curiosity-driven inquiry.

8 MAR 19

1PM – 3PM

Location: Innis College, events Room

Get inspired: Alumni Panel and Networking

Still have questions about your career? Hear from alumni about their unique career stories! There will be a panel discussion with alumni from various industries, as well as an opportunity for you to mix and mingle.