Career Centre

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Events and Employment Information Sessions

The UTM Career Centre hosts many events and employment information sessions. Click to see what's on at the UTM Career Centre This Semester

 

Workshops & Sessions

The UTM Career Centre offers many workshops both synchronously and asynchronously. Workshops are divided by the categories below.

 

Workshop Categories

Career Planning

Smart Job Hunting

Further Education

Explore Careers

Professionalism in the Workplace

 


 

Career Planning

 

Know Yourself

A course designed by the Career Centre to help you with questions about what to do after you graduate. This course is a starting point to help you articulate who you are, what you want in a career and helps you begin to develop.

Asynchronous in Quercus (Know Yourself) 

 

Opportunities Mindset

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Program Selection

Come learn about how to choose your programs, including what is a Specialist, Major and Minor; the difference between Type 1, 2 and 3 programs, use of the Subject POSt request periods and how you can explore the connect between your program and career interests. The session is offered jointly with the Office of the Registrar.

 

 Put Your Psychology Degree to Work

Learn about the diverse career options for undergraduate psychology students in:

  • Social and community services
  • Law enforcement roles
  • Education
  • Business

This workshop will also help you gain skills and knowledge to start developing your own career path.

 

Refused from Your Program, Now What?

Don't meet the entry requirements for your program of choice? Think you will receive a refusal from your program? What's next? How do you find your best fit? This workshop will help you plan your next steps as we develop strategies to help you reach your academic and career goals.

 

The Story of You

In this workshop, you will learn how to articulate your story and understand how the lens with which you view the world impacts your goals and career exploration. This understanding will boost your confidence and ability to tell your story to others.

 

Your Science Degree Under the Microscope

Where can your B.Sc. lead you? Unsure where to start?

This workshop will help you better understand the many options available and gain the skills and knowledge to develop your own career focus.

If you are studying biology, chemistry, environment, biotechnology or forensic science, then this is an ideal workshop for you.

 

 

Smart Job Hunting

 

Building and Developing Professional Relationships Online

This session will help you identify potential contacts, develop a strategy for reaching out and develop and maintain contacts.

 

Building Your Resume and Cover Letter

Need a resume and cover letter for your job search? Want to know how employers review documents?
 
This workshop will help you build your resume for the first time or update your current version. If you have a resume, please bring it to the workshop with a job description to get some peer feedback.
 
Never written a cover letter? Learn the tricks and start writing your cover letter.

 

Effective Interviews

Preparation is crucial to an effective job interview. Learn what steps you can take to prepare for an in-person interview so that you can anticipate questions and leave a positive impression with your potential employer. This session includes hands-on practice interview time and feedback.

 

Employer and Alumni Panel

Hear from employers and alumni for tips and advice on job searching.

 

Finding Internships and Summer Jobs

Internship, management trainee program, or summer job all spell WORK EXPERIENCE.

Come out to an informative session on how to get valuable work experience this summer.

 

Finding Part-time Work

Did you know that the majority of campus part-time jobs are filled by late-September? Attend this workshop to learn about these opportunities and the best way to apply to part-time opportunities on-campus and off-campus.

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How to Identify and Communicate Your Strengths to Employers

What are the things about your education and experiences that will be important to communicate on your resume, cover letter, during interviews and at Networking Events? 
This workshop will help you discover how to communicate your strengths.

 

Job Search for New Grads During COVID-19

Learn about labour market trends during the COVID-19 economy (recorded in May 2020)

 

Learn to Network

Discover proven techniques to introduce yourself to potential networking contacts and industry professionals. Learn to confidently manage yourself in business and social settings and leave a positive lasting impression.

 

 

LinkedIn Essentials

The UTM Career Centre can help you build and strengthen your LinkedIn profile! LinkedIn is a professional social networking platform where you can connect with millions of professionals, employers and job opportunities.

Join us for this interactive workshop to:

  • Learn how to build a profile that will impress employers
  • Create a unique headline and summary section
  • Find out how to look for jobs and expand your professional network.

Asynchronous in Quercus (Smart Job Hunting)

 

Now That I’m Graduating What’s Next

Are you are a recent graduate or graduating over the next year? Are you looking for full-time employment upon graduation or you are not sure of the next steps in your career? Attend this workshop to:

  • Identify your target area, learn to market yourself and help you identify a variety of job search methods
  • Learn about the mysterious ‘hidden job market’
  • Effectively match your skills to the needs of employers
  • Create a job search plan
  • Gain access to the full-time jobs posted on CLNx (attending this session is mandatory to gain access to full-time job postings)

 

 

     

    Further Education

     

    Is Teaching in Your Future

    After an introductory look at what to consider in your decision to pursue teaching, this session will provide information about the application process requirements to the B.Ed., M.Ed., and MT) teacher education programs.

     

    Law

    Want a career in law? Find out how to prepare an effective law school application in this informative session.

    Learn about admission requirements, the process of applying, preparing for the LSAT and gaining relevant experience that will help you stand out as an applicant.

     

    Mastering the Personal Statement

    You are more than just your GPA! Learn how to highlight your experience, interests, accomplishments and goals. This workshop will help you understand what it takes to write a powerful personal statement.

     

    Medicine

    Is Medical School for you?

    Considering Med School but not sure what it takes to pursue a career in the medical field?

    This info session will shed light on some of the factors that can make you a competitive candidate plus the application process demystified.

     

    Road to Graduate School

    Learn about the various types of graduate and further education options, and their pros and cons for reaching your career goals. This workshop also covers the process of applying and the steps you can take now to prepare a strong application for your program of choice.

     

     

    Road to Graduate School - Psychology

    This grad school info session is tailored for Psychology students.

    Learn about the process of applying for graduate school, the steps that you need to take and the criteria used for choosing applicants.

     

     

    Explore Careers

     

    Career Exploration 101

    Learn how to explore careers independently and via Career Centre programs. Completing this module gives you access to Career Centre Career Exploration programs.

     

     

    Professionalism in the Workplace

     

    Asking Good Questions

    Learn the benefits of asking good questions, their characteristics and how to ask them.

     

    Business Communication

    Learn to write business emails and letters along with professional communication etiquette.

     

    Disability and the Workplace

    Increase your understanding of disability issues and how everyone can contribute to workplace success.

     

    Diversity and Inclusion at Work

    Learn how you can contribute and what you will gain from a diverse and inclusive workplace.

     

    Networking in the Workplace

    Learn strategies and tips for engaging in networking in the workplace.

     

    Professionalism 101

    Learn the fundamentals of professionalism.

     

    Working Effectively with Your Supervisor

    Learn how to work productively with your supervisor.

     

    Working in Teams

    Learn how to be an effective team member.

     

    Remote Appointments

    The UTM Career Centre offers remote appointments to meet with a Career Counsellor or an Employment Strategist. One to one appointments for all career and job search questions are available through phone and video conferencing. Please phone us at (905) 828-5451 or (905) 828-5264 or read more about our appointments on our website.

     

    Live Chat

    The UTM Career Centre offers a Live Chat for all career-related questions. The Live Chat runs 10:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Fridays. If you have a question but are unable to chat with us, you can leave a message and we'll get back to you the next business day.

     

    Hours of Operation

    Visit our UTM Career Centre Hours of Operation website to see when we are available to help.

     

    Connect With Us!

    The UTM Career Centre has revamped our website. Check it out! Visit our new website!

     

     

    For career planning and job search tips during this time, check out our resource Navigating all things work-related in our online world page.