Employment Strategies

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Our appointments will offer you support, resources and information to help you find a job, wherever you are in your job search, start to finish. You can use our personalized coaching services over a series of appointments.  Students often ask:

  • Where are the jobs that I want?
  • How do I network?
  • What do I say when I'm speaking with an employer?
  • What should be in my resume/cover letter/LinkedIn profile?
  • How do I get the experience I need for my career?
  • Can you help me prepare for my job interview? What about a Skype/phone/group interview?

We help you develop a customized, step by step job search plan, including developing strong resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, learning how to network effectively, preparing for interviews, how to gain the experience you need and how to find unadvertised jobs (did you know that 70-80 per cent of jobs are never advertised?).

Come into the Career Centre (DV 3094) or call us at 905-828-5451 to make an appointment; we’re looking forward to working with you.

Your privacy is respected in this process; we do not share information with others without your written consent unless required by law. Appointments are private; students wishing others to be present will first meet with the Employment Strategist to discuss this request and arrive at a mutually agreed upon solution.


Our Employment Strategists have extensive experience helping people learn job search strategies. Industry specific credentials include a Career Development Practitioner Certificate and the Career Counselling Certificate.

AlanaAlana James, Employment Strategist (on leave)
Honours B.A Sociology and Crime and Deviance, U of T Mississauga
Career Development Practitioner Certificate, Conestoga College

Alana has more than 15 years of experience working in the career development field helping individuals with job search and career and educational planning. Prior to joining the UTM Career Centre, Alana worked in various not-for-profit organizations working with youth, new Canadians, foreign trained professionals and career changers. Alana enjoys helping people find meaningful work that will allow them to use all their special skills and talents. When Alana is not at the Career Centre she can be found hiking, traveling or reading a good book.


Employment advisor, Ron WenerRon Wener, Employment Strategist
BA English, University of Toronto
Certificate, Career Counselling, George Brown College

Ron is a passionate career educator who brings over 25 years of career development experience working with university students. He has worked in each of the three University of Toronto campus Career Centres in addition to his experience at the UOIT Career Centre. Most recently, Ron gained valuable experience on a secondment in the Arts and Science Co-op Office at the U of T Scarborough campus.  

Ron has extensive training in employment laws and workplace accommodation in addition to his training from the George Brown College’s Career and Work Counsellor Program and the Second City Improvisational Program. He is an avid fan of the UTM Deer (you will often see him on his lunch hour walks around campus), the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors and Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead.