Get Hired Conference

Get Hired Conference Promo Video

Get Hired is an interactive, award-winning annual conference offered by the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC). It is designed to equip upcoming and recent U of T graduates with the necessary strategies, tools, skills and confidence to find and keep work. This three-day conference includes interactive workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers and networking events. Get Hired usually takes place in late April each year. You can get a "taste" of Get Hired from Prof. Steve Joordens' 2015 talk on the brain/body connection to career success.


Take a look at the Get Hired educational videos »

You will hear from:

  • Hiring Managers and Recruiters, who will share their top advice for job search success
  • Alumni and UTSC staff who want to share their professional stories and job search wisdom
  • Experienced career advisors who have helped thousands of UTSC graduates to find work

Session Topics Include:

  • Get Job Searching - job search and career planning tips and strategies
  • Get the Picture - personal branding techniques and get your LinkedIn profile photo
  • Getting Hired - industry and job search trends
  • Getting it in Gear - workplace professionalism and fitting in
  • Get Talking - communication is key to teamwork and 'clicking' with your boss
  • Get the interview - interviewing strategies for success
  • Get connected - networking techniques and opportunities to engage with UTSC staff, employers, and U of T alumni.

Who Can Participate?

Students in Year 3 or 4+ of their degree (i.e., around 14 or more credits completed), as well as recent U of T graduates (undergraduate or graduate) up to 2 years after graduation, should attend.  Preference will be given to recent graduates and students in their graduating year. Although this is a UTSC initiative, we are pleased to offer a limited number of spaces for UTM and St. George students. Please register early via the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx).

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!


Registration opens around March 1 – find the details inside the Get Hired registration in the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network!  (follow the steps below)


How Do I Register?

Registration opens on/around March 1 and ends on April 26. It will be hosted in - registration details will be posted here, so bookmark this page!


For now, put put April 28-30 on your calendar, in your agenda, and in your phone! 

Get Hired Conference 2019 at UTSC (GH2020 details coming soon)

We cover the following topics via online resources:

Some sessions will be video recorded and made available to participants for 1 year. 

Apr 30
Day 1: Get to Know Yourself

May 1
Day 2: Tools for Getting Hired

May 2
Day 3: Get Connected

Registration: 8:30-9:15

: 8:45-9:15

: 8:45-9:15

Overview of Conference by AA&CC and DARO 9:25-9:40am

Keynote Speaker: Amorell Saunders-N’Daw, Consultant and Partner,  Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Faircloth, Manager, Talent Acquisition

Keynote Speaker:
Bill McConkey, Professor and Serial Entrepreneur

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Get It Together
Career Dimensions

Get Job Searching 
Concurrent Session 1
Stretch Break (5 mins)

Coffee Break

Lunch (Provided)
Meeting Place

Rapid Resume Review Sign-Up for Day 2 (tomorrow) - bring a paper copy of your updated resume. NOTE: If you sign up today, you are committing to bringing your document tomorrow!

Get Job Searching
Concurrent Session 2

Getting Hired
Panel of Recruiters/Alumni

Guests include:

• TD

• Rogers

• Enterprise Rental Cars

• Life Labs

Lunch (Provided)

Get Your Job Search Going
Job Fair, Resource Fair, 
Closing remarks, Awards,

Get the Picture
Photo Booth (get profesional looking head shot for social media)

Rapid Resume Review for those who signed up on Day 2

Lunch (provided)
Meeting Place 

Guests include:

• TD

• Rogers

• Enterprise Rental Cars

• Life Labs


• Estee Lauder


• Career Edge


• Gateway

and more!


Get Job Searching
Job Search Part I
Also online resources to be reviewed before conference

Get the Picture
Photo Booth (get professional-looking head shot for social media)

Rapid Resume Review Sign-Up for Day 3
(tomorrow) - bring a paper copy of your resume if you signed up on Day 1. 

Sign-Up for Day 3 (tomorrow)
NOTE: if you sign up today, you are committing to bringing your document tomorrow!

International Students: Applying for the Post Graduation Work Permit
2pm Sharp! - AC321 (3rd floor beside the ARC)

Prep for Café
Small talk and conversation starters

Get the Interview 
Interviewing Strategies from the Pros (Demo Interview Session)

Guests include:

• Science interviewer from Sanofi Pasteur

• Arts interviewer from Scarborough Arts (with a current job ad)

• Business interviewer from Regional Municipality of York



Get Connected 
Networking Café
Meeting Place 

Get Job Searching
Concurrent Session 3
Stretch Break (5 mins) 

Get Job Searching
Concurrent Session 4

Questions about Get Hired? Please email us!

Get Hired is made possible with the generous support of U of T's Affinity Partners, MBNA and TD Insurance:

MBNA and TD insurance

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