Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) – Upcoming Events

 

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**NOTE: Backpack to Briefcase programming will resume in September 2014


CAREER PANEL DISCUSSION / NETWORKING EVENTS

Over the course of the 2013-2014 academic year you’ll have the opportunity to attend multiple Career Panel Discussions and Networking Events with alumni who graduated from your department or academic unit. Check back here often as this list will be updated as event details are finalized.

** CAREER PANELS for the 2013-14 academic year are now complete. Thanks for taking part in the Backpack to Briefcase program. We’ll see you in the Fall for more b2B events **

 

b2B LINKEDIN LABS

Attend an interactive workshop to build and strengthen your LinkedIn profile to aid in growing your personal and professional network.  Take advantage of LinkedIn: keep in touch with people in your network and view information about their education and work experience; get introduced (via one of your network contacts) to a potential employer; find contacts from a company where you would like to work.

** b2B LinkedIn Labs for the 2013-14 academic year are now complete. Thanks for taking part in the Backpack to Briefcase program. We’ll see you in the Fall for more b2B events **

 

NEXT STEPS CONFERENCE

Next Steps is an intensive and energizing two day conference for transitioning students in the Faculty of Arts and Science and recent graduates. The conference is held annually at the end of the academic year. It is part career exploration, part preparation for life after graduation, and all good!

** The 2014 Next Steps Conference is now complete – thanks for attending. We’ll see you at the 2015 Next Steps Conference in May 2015 **
 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

2014

Philosophy Career Night
January 22nd, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, JH 418

School of Public Policy & Governance
January 23rd, 6:00pm – Canadiana Gallery, 14 Queen’s Park Crescent, CG 150

Cinema Studies / Comparative Literature / English
February 5th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, JH 100

Astronomy & Astrophysics / Chemistry / Math / Physics
February 12th, 6:00pm – McLennan Physical Labs, 60 St. George Street, Physics Lounge (MP 110/111)

French / German / Italian / Slavic / Spanish & Portuguese
February 26th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, JH 100

School of the Environment
February 27th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, JH 100

Art / Classics / History
March 4th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, JH 100

Psychology
March 5th, 6:00pm – Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, SS 4043 (Psychology Lounge)

Employment Relations
March 12th, 6:00pm – Kruger Hall (Woodsworth College), 119 St. George Street

CERES / Political Science / Religion
March 12th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, JH 100

Criminology
March 13th, 6:00pm – Kruger Hall (Woodsworth College), 119 St. George Street

English
March 13th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, JH 100

French / German / Italian / Slavic / Spanish & Portuguese 
March 18th, 6:00pm  – Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street, room JH 100

Statistical Sciences
March 20th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Institute (Room JH 100), 170 St. George Street

Italian Studies Networking Event (feat. graduate degree alumni)
March 20th, 6:00pm – Father Madden Hall, inside Carr Hall at 100 St. Joseph Street

Chemistry (feat. graduate degree alumni)
March 25th, 6:30pm – Davenport Atrium (3rd Floor – Lash Miller Building), 80 St. George Street


2013

Art / Classics / History Career Panel Discussion

October 1st, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room JHB 100

ALUMNI SPEAKERS:
Kristine Maitland, Admissions Officer, University of Toronto Schools (Classics)
Steven Skurka, Barrister and Solicitor and Legal Analyst for CTV Television (History)
Anthony Wu, Asian Arts Specialist, Appraiser, Consultant, Waddington’s Auctioneers (Art)
 

French / German / Italian / Slavic / Spanish & Portuguese Career Panel Discussion

October 2nd, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room JHB 100

ALUMNI SPEAKERS:
Fatima Filippi, Executive Director, Rexdale Women’s Centre (Spanish & Portuguese)
Alexander Greco, Software Developer, Architech (Italian)
Barbara Sheehan, Vice President, Institutional Sales, Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group (French)
Monica Wallenfels, Senior Legal Counsel, The Regional Municipality of Halton (German)
Esther Zurba, Director, Castle Hall Alternatives (Slavic)
 

Astronomy & Astrophysics / Chemistry / Math / Physics Career Panel Discussion

October 8th, 5:30pm – Lash Miller Building, 80 St. George Street, Davenport Atrium

ALUMNI SPEAKERS:
Nick Clark, Associate Product Manager, Trapeze Group, (Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics)
Karan Rao, Implementation Specialist, Prompt Alert Inc. (Mathematics)
Ashley Trang, Financial Advisor, Sun Life Financial (Chemistry)
Thomas Walker, Senior Scientist, RWDI (Physics)
 

CERES / Political Science / Religion Career Panel Discussion

October 8th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Building Room JHB 100

ALUMNI SPEAKERS:
Mary Anne Cooper, Physician, Academy Director, UofT Undergrad Medicine Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Religion)
Martin Hrobsky, Vice President, Ipsos Reid Public Affairs (CERES)
Anita Li, Editor, Mashable (International Relations)
 

Cinema Studies / Comparative Literature / English Career Panel Discussion

October 9th, 6:00pm – Jackman Humanities Building Room JHB 100

ALUMNI SPEAKERS:
Sandra Moore, Investment Representative, TD Waterhouse
Annarita Primier, Teacher, Canada’s National Ballet School (Comparative Literature)
Michael Tatham, CEO, Tatham Group Limited (English)
 

School of the Environment Career Panel Discussion

October 17th, 5:30pm -  Earth Science Centre, 5 Bancroft Ave., Room ES B149

ALUMNI SPEAKERS:
Michelle Baily, Vice President – Human Resources, Re:Sound
Meirav Even-Har, 3RCertified Program Manager, Recycling Council of Ontario
Lisa Robles, Senior Training Officer (IT Training, Hydro-Thermal-Corporate), Ontario Power Generation Inc.
Valeria Spezzano, Agricultural Environmental Officer, Ministry of Environment
Dawn Strifler, Policy and Program Advisor, Ministry of Transportation
 

Department of Chemistry Career Panel Discussion for Graduate Students

November 26, 5:30pm – Lash Miller Building, 80 St. George Street, Davenport Atrium

ALUMNI SPEAKERS:
Dr. Jessica D’eon, Faculty, Department of Chemistry (U of T)
Dr. Glenn Ikeda, Patent Manager, Teva Canada Ltd.
Dr. Lisa Studnicki, Director of Business Development – Custom Synthesis/Contract Research, GL CHEMTEC INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Dr. Karen Temple, Dir. Business Development, Kangaroo Design & Innovation

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