PSDP - Certificate Programs

In addition to the PSDP Director's Circle and Transcript Notation, the Department is also offering three specialized certificate programs within PSDP. By attending all the required workshops, practical and assessment components, you will get a departmental certificate of recognition for the respective certificates.

PDLC Career Certificate:

Description of Certificate:The PDLC Career Certificate is designed to prepare Commerce and Management students for recruitment purpose with various stakeholders. Through the PDLC Career Certificate, students will have the opportunity to attend workshops focused to improve their resume/cover letter, interview skills, networking skills while exploring unique career paths and learning about equity standards in the workplace. 

Facilitators: Cloveth Smith, Meghan Tamane & Linnet Kocheril

Workshop Element: Attend all 5 workshops below.

Note: Some sessions have multiple offerings, in case you are unable to attend the event. You only need to attend the Resume/Cover Letter, Networking and Interview workshop once.

Event Name Date Time Location
Business of Equity: What's diversity got to do with it? Thurs. October 3, 2019 5:30 - 8PM UTM Room (DV 3140)
Resume/Cover Letter for the Business World Thurs. October 10, 2019 2 - 4 PM UTM Room (DV 3140)
Interview Trends for Business Students Thurs. October 24, 2019 2 - 4 PM UTM Room (DV 3140)
Networking & Leads for Business Students Thurs. November 7, 2019 2 - 4 PM UTM Room (DV 3140)
Resume/Cover Letter for the Business World Fri. January 17, 2020 2 - 4 PM UTM Room (DV 3140)
Degree Options: What can I do with my BBA & BCOM degree Mon. January 27, 2020 6 - 9 PM UTM Room (DV 3140)
Interview Trends for Business Students Fri. February 7, 2020 2 - 4 PM UTM Room (DV 3140)
Networking & Leads for Business Students Fri. March 20, 2020 2 - 4 PM UTM Room (DV 3140)

Practical Element: Complete a resume critique, cover letter critique and mock interview with the PDLC team.

Assessment Element: Submit your completed resume, cover letter and complete an in-person or video interview based on PDLC sample job posting.

Completion Incentives: 

  • Students that complete the PDLC Career Certificate will be able to purchase UofT Branded Business Cards (100 card per set) and UofT metal name tag. 
  • Students will also have exclusive employer interaction opportunities including interviews, office tours etc..

Excel Foundational Workshop Series:

Description of Certificate: 

Facilitators: Cesar Hernandez & Linnet Kocheril

If you are looking to complete an online LinkedIn Learning Excel foundations certificate, join the Department of Management and IMI Business Association as we host weekly drop-in sessions.

During the session, students will learn how they can utilize LinkedIn Learning (free software for all UofT students) to complete a variety of online modules including Excel 2016.

Students can attend any of the 9 sessions to learn how they can utilize LinkedIn Learning to complete a variety of online certifications. If you have any questions or concerns about this program, please contact Linnet Kocheril (linnet.kocheril@utoronto.ca) | Office: KN 215

Sessions will be held Mondays (1-3pm) and Thursdays (11-1pm) in the FLC KN L1245.

LinkedIn Learning Completion Incentives

Students that complete the Excel Certificate will receive an official LinkedIn Certificate (online) which can be displayed on their profile or printed/downloaded .pdf file to be part of their portfolio.

PSDP Points:

Students will receive 5 PSDP points (in total) for completing the full Excel Certificate via LinkedIn Learning. 

Advanced Excel Workshops:

Completion of the LinkedIn Learning Certification is highly recommended for the following full day excel workshops hosted by the Department of Management:

Workshop Name

Date

Time

Location

Setti Excel Workshop: E-Commerce

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

10 am to 4 pm

KN L1220

Marquee Workshop: Financial Modeling

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

9 am to 5 pm

KN L1220

Note: Marquee workshop is a paid session and will cost students $25 for full day workshop.

Setti Excel Workshop: Real Estate

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

10 am to 4 pm

KN L1220

Setti Excel Workshop: Manufacturing 

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

10 am to 4 pm

KN L1220

Practical Element: Attend in-class excel workshops

Assesment Element: Excel Assignment - to be completed on October 31st

Completion Incentives:

  • Receive official Linkedin Learning Certificate of Completion including two endorasble Linkedin SKills (Spreadsheets, Microsoft Excel).

Finance Certificate:

Description of Certificate: Are you interested in completing your CFA designation? Attend the series below with Professor Otto Yung to help you better prepare for Level 1 CFA exams. There are a total of 5 workshops + Mock CFA exams. Students must attendance all workshops and the mock CFA exam session to complete the Finance Certificate.

Facilitators: Professor Otto Yung

Workshop Element: Student must attend all 5 of the workshops and complete the CFA Mock Exam in order to complete the Finance Certificate. 

Event Name Date Time Location
Finance/Analytics Designation Fri. October 4, 2019 2 - 4 PM KN L1230
Fixed Income + Derivatives Fri. October 11, 2019 2 - 4 PM KN L1230
Ethics Fri. November 1, 2019 2 - 4 PM KN L1230
Financial Reporting Fri. November 8, 2019 2 - 4 PM KN L1230

Financial Risk Management +

Canadian Securities Course

Fri. November 15, 2019 2 - 5 PM KN L1230
CFA Mock Exam/Debrief Fri. November 29, 2019 2 - 6 PM KN L1230

Practical Element: CFA Mock Exam/Debrief

Assesment Element: CFA Mock Exam/Debrief

Completion Incentives:

  • Receive exclusive content and preparation guide for Level 1 CFA exam. 

ICUBE - Entrepreneurship Certificate:

Description of Certificate: As part of several initiatives to accomodate more students this year, ICUBE has launched our Entrepreneurship Certificate for Commerce & Management students. Department of Management students now have the valuable opportunity of attending a variety of professional development events and earning points in the Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP). Student must attend a series of workshops (listed below) and complete hands-on volunteer work hours with an ICUBE startup to complete the requirements. 

ICUBE Poster

Facilitators: Ignacio Mongrell, Kasey Dunn and other ICUBE stakeholders

Workshop Element: CLICK HERE for ICUBE workshop details 

Practical Element: 10 hours volunteering with ICUBE startups

Assesment Element: Reflection Summary

Completion Incentives: 

  • Receive hands on work experience with a start-up directly afiliated with ICUBE at UTM.  

ICUBE also partnered with PSDP to offer a certificate of completion in Entrepreneurship. Read about the recipient CLICK HERE.

ICUBE - Startup Experience League (SXL) Certificate:

Description of Certificate: This experiential learning program is designed to support two key groups: a diverse range of undergraduate students (you), and seed and early stage start-up companies supported by ICUBE UTM or any other accelerator that is part of the University of Toronto. This program brings these groups together by pairing entrepreneurial students with start-up companies for project-based micro placements of five to ten weeks or one hundred (100) hours in total.

ICUBE UTM will mentor and support you throughout a 5-10 week term, helping you develop transferable employment skills through a series of workshops, seminars, and micro work-term placements. The program consists of various sessions of training and development, followed by a work placement with a start-up company.

ICUBE Poster

Facilitators: Ignacio Mongrell, Kasey Dunn and other ICUBE stakeholders

Workshop Element:CLICK HERE for ICUBE workshop details 

Practical Element: 

Assesment Element: 

Completion Incentives: 

  • Receive hands on work experience with a start-up directly afiliated with ICUBE at UTM.