U of T Career Resources
The U of T Career Centre has rich resources on helping students explore career information and build up skills through career-related workshops and seminars. Both on-campus and off-campus jobs are posted on the Job Board in an on-going basis. Students who are interested in learning job search technique and future education can find more information at http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cc/further-education.
On-Campus Work Opportunity
Work Study positions are for full-time or part-time graduate and undergraduate students (domestic or international). Positions are available in the Fall/Winter Term (September-February) and the Spring/Summer Term (May-August).
Extern Job Shadowing Program
This program connects students with professionals in their career field of interests. Students can participate in one-day or five-day orientation for job shadowing experience. More information can be found at https://cln.utoronto.ca/myAccount/programs/program-overview.htm
Drop-in and Registered Workshops
There are a variety of drop-in and registered workshops on the Career Centre website that help students gain latest information about the labour market and campus recruitment events. To register for any of the session, visit the St. George Calendar at https://cln.utoronto.ca/myAccount/events/whatson.htm
Backpack 2 Briefcase
The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students to meet and engage with alumni and faculty from their department through various networking events such as career panel discussions, mentorship meals, industry nights and more. This is a great way to connect with alumni and speak with them face-to-face. Learn about where your degree can take you and the different career paths to choose from at the Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) website.
For an EAS student’s reflection on a Backpack 2 Briefcase panel, please see this page.
10,000 Coffee UofT Hub
10, 000 Coffees UofT online platform connects UofT students and recent graduates with alumni over coffee, online or by phone. One on one or via a larger phone conference, this is a great digital space which allows you to connect with alumni, who can help answer questions you may have about the job market and your future career. To learn more visit 10,000 Coffees UofT website.
The UofT Career Exploration and Education Center’s website help students with career research and planning. With a strong network of alumni who share their stories about their career; the Career Navigator provides workshops, events and helps translate your academic experience into your future career experience. Here you can learn about what East Asian Studies alumni are doing with their degree and connect with them. To learn more please visit Career Navigator’s website.
The Blueprint Program
This is a Student Life Program at U of T where students can get involved in various campus events to build up their academic skills and explore career options. The workshop component is divided into five areas of development:
- Academic Skills
- Leadership & Civic Engagement
- Career Development
- Health & Well-being
- Personal Interest
More information on how to sign up for the Blueprint events can be found at http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/ote/blueprint
The Career Fair at U of T is the best platform for students to discover career opportunities and for companies to recruit undergraduate and graduate talents. To get the latest information about upcoming career fair events, check out the Calendar on Career Centre website at https://cln.utoronto.ca/myAccount/dashboard.htm
YNCN is a student-run career development hub at U of T that helps students connect with employers by hosting a student-run career fair. Check out their Facebook page for updated information! https://www.facebook.com/UofTYoureNext