Get Hired Virtual Conference

Get Hired

In light of recent events, the Get Hired Conference has been moved to an online format!

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 VIRTUALLY from April 28-30, 2020. All sessions will be facilitated online, including keynote speakers, interactive workshops and concurrent sessions, and includes a recruiter panel and demo interview with our employer partners.

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 and the AA&CC!

How Do I Register?

Register HERE and put April 28-30 on your calendar, in your agenda, and in your phone! We will send all registered students detailed logistical instructions, materials and a final detailed agenda by email one week before the conference (note this will be sent to your utoronto email address).

Agenda (all sessions will be online)

NEW!  Full Pre-Conference Agenda with session descriptions can be found HERE

April 28 - Day 1: Get to Know Yourself

  • 10:30am Overview of Conference
  • 10:40am Keynote Speaker (Emotional Intelligence)
  • 11:40am Break
  • 12:00pm Get to Know Yourself
  • 1:30pm Lunch Break
  • 2:00pm Get Job Searching (Job Search Essentials)
  • 3:30pm Break
  • 4:00pm Get Job Searching (Standing Out & Handling Politics, with special guest speaker from XPRESSVE)
  • 5:15pm Concurrent Sessions (Choose One): 1) Starting Successful Conversations, Introducing Yourself with Confidence, or 2) To Grad School or Not to Grad School
  • 6:15pm Wrap Up

April 29 - Day 2: Tools for Getting Hired

  • 10:30am Overview
  • 10:40am Keynote Speaker (Mastering Etiquette for Success)
  • 11:40am Break
  • 12:00pm Get Job Searching (Developing Your Network Virtually)
  • 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:30pm Get the Interview (Live Demo Interview & Interviewing Strategies) with our guest employer partner from Metrolinx
  • 3:30pm Break
  • 4:00pm Self-Management and Coping Skills for a Remote First-Week-On-the-Job
  • 5:15pm Concurrent Sessions (Choose One): 1) Skills Employers Need - How to Get Them For Free, 2)  Adventures & Employment in Remote Communities in Canada
  • 6:15pm Wrap Up

April 30 - Day 3: Get Connected

  • 10:30am Overview
  • 10:40am Keynote Speaker (TBA)
  • 11:40am Break
  • 12:00pm Get The Employer Perspective: Panel of Recruiters (guest employer partners from TD, CAMH, Roche, KPMG, BlueCat, Ceridian)
  • 1:30pm Wrap Up
  • 2:30pm Optional Session: International Students: Applying for the Post Graduation Work Permit

Please note that a final agenda, complete with session descriptions, speaker bios, times, links, handouts and presentations will be emailed to all registered students (via your utoronto email address) on Monday, April 27, one day before the conference!

Jamelle Lindo SNEAK PEEK! 

Day 1 Keynote: The Power of Emotional Intelligence & Self-Awareness In The Workplace

Jamelle Lindo, an emotional intelligence coach, trainer and speaker with over 11 years of professional experience, shares his journey to becoming a successful independent entrepreneur and coach. This includes his failures and successes, as well as other key insights leading to his pivotal discovery that emotional intelligence is the single most important skill in the workplace and also as an entrepreneur.

Jamelle then shares his experience working with one of Canadas largest communications companies in various leadership roles, and how he came to realize that emotional intelligence was both making and breaking careers, although no one ever talked about it – at least not directly. While in this role, Jamelle trained thousands of employees across Canada and noticed that those coming straight from post secondary schools struggled the most because of the dramatic shift to a formalized workplace culture, which tends to have more to do with EQ than IQ.

Students who attend this talk will walk away with a strong understanding of what emotional intelligence and self-awareness are, as well as some key insights into how they can leverage these skills to not only get hired, but stay hired.

Get Hired is made possible with the generous support of UofT's Affinity Partners, MBNA and TD Insurance.

UofT Affinity Partners MNBA and TD Insurance

Questions about Get Hired? Please email us!


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