Prep Yourself Workshops

Are you a new UTSC student looking to get a head start with your academics and career? Take advantage of our Prep Yourself workshop series offered in the summer!

To register for any of these events:
Login with your UTORiD at https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home.htm. → Go to Events and Workshops on the left bar → UTSC(Scarborough) → Academic & Career Advising Centre → Find the event according to the date and click on it to register!
OR
Login with your UTORiD at https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home.htm. →  Click the Workshop titles below

Date and Time

Event

July 22
1 p.m.
AA160

Off Campus Housing

Learn how to develop an action plan to find housing that best suits your needs. Be aware of where to find important information and resources you should know about as a first time renter and get clued in on how to spot a scam so you can avoid that and other common housing headaches.
 

July 22
2:30 p.m.

AA160

Get Ready to Succeed with Arts & Science Co-Op

85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have yet to be invented. So how do you prepare to thrive in the undefined future world of work? In the Arts & Science co-op program, we have oriented our programming to prepare co-op students to navigate and thrive in the current and future workforce. In this 1 hour workshop, led by a Co-op Coordinator, you will experience what it is like to be in one of our co-op classes and, through a hands-on exercise, have the opportunity to examine the 21st century skills needed to succeed in Arts & Science Co-op program and in the world of work. We welcome both incoming students to Arts & Science co-op and those considering applying to Arts & Science co-op to attend this session. 

July 23
11 a.m.

AA160

What Can I do With a Degree?

Career paths are more like this -
   
than like this -
  .
 
Hear a few alumni career stories. Learn to use LinkedIn to find more alumni career paths. Find out about ways to learn skills that you won't learn in the university classroom.

July 23
1 p.m.

AA160

Preparing for Graduate & Professional School

While everyone is busy preparing for their post-secondary education, you are already thinking about what comes next.  Attend this session to learn all about the University of Toronto's Professional Faculties and School of Graduate Studies.  We will provide information about Architecture, Business (MBA), Teaching, Law, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine, Health Sciences, and Graduate level studies.

July 23
2:30 p.m.

AA160

"Upgrade" Your Study Strategies

Feel like your study skills need a little "upgrading"? Hoping to improve your grades, but not sure where to start? If yes, plan to attend this interactive workshop to get you on track. In preparation for the session, you will complete the Learning & Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) which is designed to assess your use of study strategies and your attitudes toward learning. During this workshop, you will use your assessment results to identify gaps in your current study habits and generate personal study strategies and goals to help you improve your academic performance moving forward.
 
* Instructions on how to complete the assessment will be emailed to you at your official university email address. You must complete the LASSI assessment online prior to the workshop and bring a copy of your results with you to the session. The deadline to complete this is 48 hours prior to the session start time.
 
Sign up on CLN under Workshops & Events at the Scarborough campus. Note: Registration begins 2 weeks prior to the workshop!

July 24
12 p.m.

AA160

AIM to Meet University Expectations: Academic Integrity Matters

AIM to Meet University Expectations, Academic integrity Matters 

Learn proactive strategies in this fast-paced workshop, that will help you to transition to University expectations.
We will cover:
Using sources responsibly
Learn time management and motivation strategies 
Managing digital sources and intellectual property 
Learn and understand the UTSC's Code on Academic Matters

A workshop not to be missed! 
Strategies will serve you for your entire degree! 

July 24
2 p.m.
AA160

Effective Notetaking Strategies

Effective notetaking skills are central to successful knowledge retention and exam preparation. This workshop will explore and demonstrate three different note-taking techniques that can be learned and applied right away.

July 25
1:30 p.m.

AA160

Work Search Strategies

Did you know that a large % of jobs never get advertised broadly, possibly 60-80% of them? Come to this workshop and learn about the hidden job market as well as not-hidden job posting websites. Discover alternative job search strategies and resources that can help you generate and follow-up on leads for jobs you really want.

July 25
3 p.m.

AA160

Time Management for School & Work

Good time management is a valued skill in both an academic and work setting. Learn how to be in control of your time. Using practical exercises, this workshop will teach you how to put together a daily schedule that works for you. Participants will learn how to plan for busy periods at school and work and adapt their schedules accordingly.

July 29
1 p.m.

AA160

Money Matters

Do you know how much your undergraduate studies will cost you? Are you aware of other expenditures you may incur during this time? Do you know the Registrar’s academic and financial deadlines? If you would like to know the answers to these and other commonly asked student services questions, attend this hour-long session led by a financial aid advisor whom can guide you on seeking the resources to help pay for your expenses, make sure you do not miss any important administrative deadlines and enhance your overall first year experience.
 

July 29
2:30 p.m.

AA160

Interview Ready

Learn and practice successful interview techniques, including effective preparation, handling difficult questions, and marketing your skills and experience. 

July 30
1 p.m.

AA160

Exam Prep & Exam Writing

Need help acing your finals? This workshop will help you to develop techniques to improve your performance in multiple choice questions and essay exams. It will also cover techniques in learning to manage exam stress and anxiety.

July 30
2:30 p.m.

AA160

Balance & Well Being

Starting university is one of the most exciting times of your life, therefore, it's important to prepare yourself by finding a balance between school and life.  Join us in this fun and interactive workshop where you will gain perspective of your transition to student life, understand and build your strengths to protect your mental health and learning how to navigate resources and services on campus to support your experience as a student.

July 31
2 p.m.

AA160

Gear Up for First Year

Are you an incoming first-year student? Attend this workshop to learn essential study strategies to meet the university academic expectations. During this session, you will get a chance to understand how you learn, assess your own study habits, and develop practical study strategies that will help you to achieve your academic goals during your first-year. The topics will include improving your motivation, effective strategies to maximize your learning, and strategies to monitor and improve your academic performance.

August 1st
12 p.m.
BV471

Discover Your Career Options

Wondering what you can do with your degree? Interested in defining your personal brand? Discovering your career options begins with learning about yourself. Similarly, creating a personal brand involves figuring out who you really are. Generate realistic career options and identify characteristics of your personal brand by assessing your skills, interests, personality and values.

Watch the following prior to the workshop: How to Find & Do Work You Love (video – 18 minutes)

Read the following prior to the workshop (approximately 10 minutes):
To Find Your Passion 
Give Yourself A Personal "Time Out" 
How Your Personality Could Help You Find a Job 
10 Crucial Questions for Defining Your Personal Brand 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path

August 1st
2 p.m.

AA160

Smart Reading Strategies

We will discuss strategies that will help you get more out of your readings. Skimming, scanning and close reading will be discussed. 

Effective reading of course materials can lead to better integration with lecture materials which can result in better retention. Better retention leads to good performance on tests and exams and better grades