How We Can Help
Planning your future in the middle of a pandemic isn't easy. You may feel stressed or discouraged and that's normal. Nobody can control what's happening out there but you can control how you respond. Working with a career professional can help you plan your next steps.
By taking small steps in your job or career search, you'll feel less anxious over time. Plus these tiny steps will yield results in the future. Taking action can boost your mental wellness and help you to see possibilities. Career Wellness is part of your overall wellness (see the graphic below)! Believe it or not, there is still a lot you can do to figure out your career direction or find work even during this time of physical distancing.
Talk to a Career Counsellor or Employment Strategist by phone, or video-conference today. We can help with decisions regarding your program, career goals and how to job search during this time.
Call us at 905-828-5451 or 905-828-5264 to make an appointment. We are looking forward to working with you!
Don't hesitate to contact the UTM Health and Counselling Centre for assistance.
Your privacy is respected in this process; we do not share information with others without your written consent unless required by law.
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.
Ron 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 Arts and Science Co-op Office at UTSC and UOIT (now Ontario Tech University). 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.
Ron is an active member of the UTM community. You will often see him at many campus events, the RAWC or on his daily lunch hour walks on-campus. He was elected to serve as the Administrative Staff Representative on UTM Campus Council for a three-year term beginning July 2020.
Sooin Park, Employment Strategist
MEd, Adult Education, Rutgers University
CCDP, Certified Career Development Practitioner, CDPCBO
Sooin is a passionate Certified Career Development Practitioner in Ontario with extensive facilitating and counselling experience in community and educational settings. She has her Master of Education in Adult Education from Rutgers University and Career Counselling diploma from George Brown College. Prior to joining the team at the UTM Career Centre, she worked in various not-for-profit organizations for over 6 years in addition to working in the Engineering Career Centre, PEY Co-op program at the University of Toronto for over 10 years. She strongly believes the holistic models of career education and student-focused career services support students’ lifelong career development journey in a meaningful way. She enjoys playing the piano, walking, and learning new things as a lifelong learner. She is recently certified for Brief Coaching Therapy from U of T, OISE Continuing Education for effective solution-focused coaching to better facilitate the engaging learning experience and hopeful outcomes. She is enthusiastic about coaching related to a wide variety of employment issues and maximizing to support students' career development.