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Please note that Advance registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

Friday, january 19, 2018

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Improv for Your Next Steps

Do you get butterflies in your stomach and break into a sweat at the idea of talking to professionals? This workshop will teach you how to stay in the moment, respond in an authentic, unplanned way to deliver your point, and reduce anxiety when dealing with your new professional environments. Learning improvisation techniques will show you how to reduce worry, and to feel more relaxed in high stress situations. And improv is fun too!

(This workshop has been designed in collaboration with improvisers from The Social Capital Theatre and will be led by an external facilitator).

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Keynote Address and Networking Reception 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jesse Wente (HBA 1996 INNIS) is a sought after Ojibwe broadcaster, curator, producer, activist and public speaker, and will be our keynote speaker. This address will be followed by an Alumni and Student Networking Reception.


Industry Panels and workshops

Saturday, january 20, 2018

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Research and Development - Industry Panel

Wondering how to apply your academic learning in the world of research and development? Attend this panel discussion to learn from Arts & Science alumni about the realities of a career in this industry.

Success isn’t a Straight Line

Is life throwing a few twists and turns your way? You’re not alone. Everyone faces obstacles in their careers and lives, and one bump in the road isn’t the end of the world. Our panel of successful alumni will discuss overcoming challenges

Think Like an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting your own business. In fact, you can apply entrepreneurial thinking across every career field and industry, whether you’re building a business or working for someone else. This hands-on workshop will show you how to think like an entrepreneur and develop skills around adaptability, self-direction, creative thinking and problem-solving—tools that can help you take control and be successful no matter what career path you choose.

Working without Borders

Each year, hundreds of new graduates from U of T broaden their horizons with an international work experience. In this session, some well-travelled alumni will talk about their experiences working in other countries. Bring any questions you might have about applying to work abroad, adjusting to life overseas and packaging your work-life experiences for an international audience.

Money after Graduation

Are you worried about your financial future? Do you want to know the best strategies for repaying your student loans, or what to do if you can’t do that right away? What about other financial topics like savings, credit, and financing? Learn about the best steps you can take – and the biggest mistakes to avoid – to tackle your financial future after graduation – even when you don’t know what that future looks like yet!

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Work or More School? Your Life After Undergrad.

Figuring out what to do after your undergraduate degree is a huge decision. And whether you’ve made up your mind or are still on the fence, you probably have plenty of questions. Is graduate school for me? Will graduate school prepare me to meet my future career goals? Should I complete a certificate program instead? Our panel of alumni will feature people who have completed Masters degrees, PhDs, as well as diploma and certificate programs. Learn how further education played in their careers.

Media and Marketing in the Digital Era - Industry Panel

Hear from alumni working in marketing and media, learn what it takes to stay relevant in this industry, and what careers in marketing and media will look like in the future.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Industry Panel

Alumni will talk about their unique career journeys in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. Learn what it took for them to make it in this exciting industry.

Education and Training - Industry Panel

What does it mean to be an educator in the classroom? In business? For individuals or large organizations? Alumni working as educators in various fields will speak with you about what this industry has to offer.

Social Services - Industry Panel

Looking to use your degree to make a positive impact in non-profit organizations, with government agencies, and beyond? Alumni working in social services will share stories and advice about this industry.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Internships: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Internships can be an invaluable opportunity to gain on-the-job experience in your chosen field. But it can be tricky deciding which internships to pursue and which to avoid. Our panel – including alumni who have completed internships and alumni employers who have hired interns – understand the scene first hand. They know both the negatives and the positives: where to find internships, how to get them, how you’ll benefit, and how you won’t.

Arts and Recreation - Industry Panel

What does it take to make a break into the arts and recreation industry? Hear from alumni about the rewards and challenges of a career in this industry.

Public Policy - Industry Panel

Do you want to leverage your studies to make a difference in the world through working in public policy? Attend this alumni panel discussion to hear what a career in public policy looks like.

How to Leverage Your Arts and Science Degree

You worked hard to earn your degree. Now it’s time to make your degree work for you. At this informative workshop, a panel of human resource managers from a range of organizations will show you just how to do that. They’ll help you think way outside the box as you explore the versatility and marketability of your Arts & Science degree.

Medicine, Healthcare and Wellness - Industry Panel

Hear from Arts & Science alumni about what it took to secure a career in medicine, healthcare and wellness. Learn about the challenges, the current context, and the many different paths that exist.

COVID-19 Update:

For community safety, in-person events are currently postponed or cancelled. Explore virtual events and resources for alumni on the #StayHome hub. Are you a 2020 graduate? Start your lifelong access. Have questions? Contact us.