Get Involved in Career Education

Get Involved

We partner with many alumni, industry/community representatives and employers for career education activities at UTM. Share your career knowledge with students. Submit information to participate in one of our upcoming events!

In The Field

In the Field is an employer engagement opportunity offered by the UTM Career Centre.
This career exploration event allows students to visit an organization and learn about its
day-to-day operations.
Our staff will work with your organization to put together a customized half-day or one-day
field trip which:

  • Introduces a group of select students to your organization and the various career paths possible within your organization
  • Helps students understand how different departments within an organization work closely together to form a cohesive business unit
  • Provides your staff with an opportunity to share their personal experiences, knowledge, and “lessons learned” with the next generation of professionals
  • Strengthens your organizational presence on our campus

Read the information package for employers/hosts for more information.

Job Shadowing

The Extern Job Shadowing Program is a unique career exploration program designed to link University of Toronto students with experienced professionals in the workplace.

You can help students in investigating the skills, educational requirements, work environment, and the lifestyle that accompany all aspects of a career.

By participating as a sponsor in the Extern program and sharing your insights and experiences, you play an active role in educating students about your career field and the workplace.

Placements last 1-5 days and take place during October, February and June each year. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Students who have participated in Extern say:

"It really helped me gain a clear understanding of what is expected and what it takes to get a job in the field" - Second-year Economics student matched with an Advertising Account Executive

"I observed the daily activities of an Investment Advisor. I joined a meeting that the sponsor had with a potential client and I observed how he interacts with clients." - First-year Commerce student matched with an Investment Advisor

Networking Events

The UTM Career Centre holds a wide range of networking events throughout the year. Typically “speed networking” in format, professionals network with small groups of students on rotation, and then break into larger mix and mingle networking formats.

We are always seeking speakers keen to share information on their career, their industry or sector, and those willing to share advice and insight with our students.

While these events are really educational in nature, attending a networking event is also a great way to raise the profile of your organization, or network with future candidates for your organization.

Check our Events Calendar to see what upcoming networking events might interest you.

Career Panels and Talks

Throughout the year, participants are needed for career and industry panels as well as career talks and keynote addresses. 

Past panels have consisted of the following career areas/industries: Marketing, Dentistry, Environment, Entrepreneurship, Biology, Finance, Women's Studies, Counselling, Anthropology, Activism, Writing & Communications, Consulting, Human Resources and more.

We are also interested in hearing from employers who are willing to participate in panels regarding work search skills: resumes, interviews, and more.

If you're willing to speak about your area of expertise, please contact us today!

Mock Interviews

One of the best ways for students to learn about how to interview well is to have the opportunity to do a mock or practice interview with a real employer or professional. If you or your organization are interested in holding a day of mock interviews on campus, please let us know.

Informational Interview Database

Share your personal career story with students by becoming a member of our informational interview database. Mentors from private and public sectors are profiled in the database and are willing to meet with students in-person, over the phone or by Skype for a 30-minute informational interview. Your profile will be on-line in our private database, accessible only by UofT students. Click here to view the Mentor Guide.

For More Information

For more information regarding any of these opportunities, please contact:

Anne Gaiger
Assistant Director, Employer Relations & Marketing