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Get Hired Conference

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What is Get Hired?

Get Hired is an interactive, award-winning annual conference offered by the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC) designed to equip upcoming and new UofT graduates with the necessary strategies, tools, skills and confidence to find and keep work. This three-day conference will be held from May 3 - 5, 2022. Sessions will include, keynote speakers, interactive workshops, concurrent sessions and demo interviews with our employer partners. 

This year we are including three networking events: One with U of T Alumni and two events with our Employer and Recruiter partners. These events will give you a chance to hear successful career stories, get advice on your job search from the professionals and know what you’ll need to be successful “out there”. The employer representatives may not be hiring at that time, but the goal is to create opportunities for students/grads to learn about hiring practices in a range of organizations, and who knows? – sometimes when you make a positive human connection, it smooths the path to an employment opportunity in the future!

Note: Day 1 and Day 2 of this conference will be facilitated online, however Day 3 will be offered in-person at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. We are excited to host one of the networking opportunities in-person this year where Employer and Recruiter partners will be waiting to meet and engage in conversation. In addition, a booth for LinkedIn professional profile photos will be available, free of charge! Come dressed to impress (business casual) on Day 3 of in-person programming!

Who Can Participate?

Students in Year 3 or 4+ of their degree (i.e., around 14+ credits completed), as well as new and recent UofT graduates (undergraduate or graduate) up to 2 years after graduation, should attend. Preference will be given to students in their graduating year and new grads. Although this is a UTSC initiative, we are pleased to offer limited spaces for UTM and St. George students.

What Does It Cost?

A conference like this through a private company would likely cost $500 or more - and you can attend free of charge thanks to TD Insurance, MBNA, Manulife and the AA&CC! Find out more here, https://bit.ly/GH2022_affinity

How Do I Register?

Registration is now OPEN on CLNx and can be found here. All registered students will be sent detailed logistical instructions, materials and final details by email before the conference (note this will be sent to your utoronto email address). If you require accommodation, please email aaccevents.utsc@utoronto.ca and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements. Live captioning will be available to all participants during the conference.

Conference Schedule 

Tuesday, May 3 − Day 1: Get to Know Yourself (Virtual Programming)
 
10:00AM−10:30AM             Welcome Address, Varsha Patel, Assistant Dean, Student Success and Career Support
10:30AM−11:30AM Keynote Speaker: Lily Tse, Entrepreneur/ Founder & CEO of Think Dirty; The Career Journey
11:30AM-12:00PM Movement Break hosted by Athletics & Recreation 
12:00PM−1:30PM Discovering Your True Self: Self Assessment Activity                                         
2:30PM−4:00PM    Job Search Essentials
5:00PM−6:30PM Alumni Speed Networking Event

Wednesday, May 4 − Day 2: Tools for Getting Hired (Virtual Programming)

10:00AM−11:00AM     Keynote: Dr. Douglas Kong, Associate Professor, Teaching
Stream & Academic Co-Director, Masters of Accounting and Finance
 
11:00AM-11:30AM Movement Break hosted by Athletics & Recreation 
11:30AM−1:00PM Resumes that Stand Out From the Crowd
2:00PM−3:00PM

 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • Session 1 − Cover Letters That Actually Get Read 
  • Session 2 − To Grad [School] or Not to Grad [School]?
  • Session 3 − Conversations with Your Future - LinkedIn
4:00PM - 5:30PM Employer Networking Event, Wednesday Edition

Thursday, May 5 − Day 3: Get Connected (In-Person Programming Dress to impress on this day!)

9:30AM−10:00AM             Welcome Address: Andrew Arifuzzaman, Chief Administrative Officer,
University of Toronto Scarborough (AC223)
 
10:00AM−11:00AM Keynote: Tina Robinet, Senior Vice President, Next Evolution of Work Transformation (AC223)
11:00AM-11:30AM Stretch Break
11:30AM−12:30 PM

 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (MW Building)
  • Session 1 − Career Wellness 101 (MW160)
  • Session 2 − Disclosure at work: When and how to do it (MW140)
  • Session 3 − Equity & Transition into the Workplace as an Emerging Leader (MW170)
1:30PM−3:00PM Interviewing Strategies from the Pros (Demo Interview and Practice) (AC223)
3:00PM-4:00PM Stretch Break/ Head over to Highland Hall Event Centre for our Employer Networking Event
4:00 PM − 5:30 PM

Employer Networking Event, Expo

Meet with employers & recruiters in person! Come dressed to impress! (Business casual)

A booth for LinkedIn professional photos will be available, free of charge!   

Optional Post-Conference Sessions

May 6, 2022            

Post-Graduation Work Permit & Path to PR (Info Session For International Students). 

Register here!

May 17, 2022 - June 7, 2022

Job Seekers Club: Join a small cohort of like-minded students and grads and develop impactful job search skills with Career Specialists!

Register here!

May 11, 2022

Disability Symposium: Access Your EmployAbility

Register here!

May 17, 2022 - May 24, 2022 

Connecting the Dots and Finding You: Are you unsure about your career direction? Come identify your career interests, life values and skills with us by receiving a career assessment and consultation.

Register here!

May 18, 2022 - June 22, 2022 

X-Factor Workshop Series: In this 6-week series, learn how to create a strong personal brand; build and foster relationships; get promoted; the power of LinkedIn and so much more!

Register here!

Proudly sponsored by U of T affinity program partners MBNA Canada, TD Insurance and Manulife:

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Questions about Get Hired? Please email us at career.utsc@utoronto.ca