Current Engineering Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows

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    Navigate Your Degree With Grad Maps

    Grad Maps provides an overview of the opportunities available to you at every stage of your degree to maximize your research potential, develop your professional skills, connect with your peers and mentors, build your professional network, and launch your career plan.

    We would like to credit Queen’s University for the original creation of Grad Maps.  

    Advance Your Skills With U of T Engineering Programs and Services

    Discover U of T Engineering programs and services to develop your skills to succeed in graduate school and beyond.

     

    Featured Event: Becoming a Postdoc

    Wednesday, July 17 l 12:00 - 1:30 pm l GB202

    Are you curious about what it takes to become a postdoc at the University of Toronto? Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from current Engineering postdocs. Our session includes a brief Career Exploration & Education presentation on networking practices to become a postdoc, followed by a panel discussion. The panellists will share what they wished they had known when applying, their postdoc experiences, and tips for future and current postdocs. 

    After this session, you will:

    • Reflect on the benefits and considerations when applying to become a postdoc  
    • Develop strategies to prepare a postdoc application by connecting and meeting current Engineering postdocs who have been successful in applying to a postdoc 

    Panel members (extended bios available):

    • Amirashkan Askari, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
    • Celestine Hong, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
    • Goutham Rangarajan, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
    • Naadia Akhtar, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

    This event is also open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows within the Faculty of Arts & Science. 

    Pizza will be catered for the panel, please register in advance.

    Signature Programs

    Register for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering's signature programs. Start with Launch Your Career Plan, and then complete the OPTIONS' cohort program and/or PPIT.

    Launch Your Career Plan

    Jump start your career planning early in your degree with this full-day event.

    The OPTIONS Program

    Discover diverse industry career pathways by joining a 9-week cohort program or complementary events.

    Prospective Professors in Training (PPIT)

    Prepare for an academic career with a teaching in higher education course and professional development workshops.

    Career Fairs

     

    Career Exploration & Education

    Attend a university-wide career fair hosted by the central career centre.

    You're Next Career Network

    Attend an engineering-specific career fair hosted by a U of T Engineering student association.

    Alumni Networking

     

    Graduate Engineering Networking Series

    Meet engineering alumni by attending a networking event.

    U of T Engineering CONNECT

    Connect with engineering alumni and build your network by joining CONNECT.

    Alumni Mentorship Program

    Find a mentor to learn from their experience at U of T Engineering and gain insights into future careers.

    Additional Services

     

    Career Exploration & Education

    Career Exploration & Education, U of T's central career centre, provides support to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent graduates (up to two years post-graduation). They offer:

    • 1-on-1 appointments
    • Flexible Futures Programming for Graduate Students
    • Career fairs
    • Employer recruitment information sessions
    • Industry spotlights
    • Job shadowing
    • And much more!

    Learn more here.

     

    Centre for International Experience

    The Centre for International Experience' International Student Immigration Advisors can provide support, advice, and a number of resources about applying for and maintaining temporary status in Canada. This can include study permits, work permits, visas, and more. Learn more.

     

     

    Career Exploration Resource Library

    Career Exploration Resource Library

    This library is an online collective of asynchronous resources to support your career exploration.

    Upcoming Events

    To add an event to this calendar, please contact grad.experience@engineering.utoronto.ca.

    Events Archive

    Join a Student Group and Get Involved in the U of T Community

    Find student associations, events, and initiatives that align with your interests to get involved in the graduate community and foster new connections.

    GECoS

    A student-led forum for cross-departmental collaboration on academic, social and professional events.

    ILead:Grad

    A cross-department, student-run organization focused on empowering individuals, cultivating a positive environment, and making an impact.

    Graduate Super Women Engineers

    Graduate Super Women Engineers

    A group of self-identifying women engineers who strive to build a supportive and inclusive community for students.

    National Society of Black Engineers

    A group that aims to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

    Department Student Associations

    Get involved in your department by joining a student association.

    Student Organization Portal

    Explore the diversity of student groups, events, and opportunities beyond the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering using this portal.

    Gradlife

    A hub for graduate support and finding community. Programming includes skill building sessions, conversational chats, and social opportunities.

    SGS Grad Hub

    To learn about more opportunities to get involved in the U of T community, visit the SGS Grad Hub, click on Resources & Supports, and navigate to Graduate Experience.

    Graduate Student Spaces

    Department Student Lounges

    Check out your department's student association's website to learn about graduate student lounges and common rooms.

    MEng Student Lounge

    MEng students have a dedicated space in the Myhal Centre (MY660).

    Grad Room

    Home to the School of Graduate Studies' Centre for Graduate Professional Development, Grad Room is your inclusive graduate space on the St. George campus.

    U of T Resources

    SGS Grad Hub

    The SGS Grad Hub is a comprehensive database of the programs, services, and resources available to U of T graduate students. It is recommended that you review the SGS Hub at the beginning of your degree, and bookmark it so you can return to it throughout your degree.

    Below is a summary of resources that students commonly use from the SGS Grad Hub and U of T Engineering. This list is not comprehensive. It is recommended that students review the SGS Grad Hub.

    U of T Telus Health Student Support

    You can access U of T Telus Health Student Support (formerly U of T My SSP) 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578. (See instructions for accessing Telus Health Student Support outside of Canada or the U.S. under Service Delivery.)

    U of T Telus Health Student Support provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are.

    Ongoing support is available over the phone in 146 languages. Immediate support is available over the phone in 35 languages and over chat in simplified Chinese, English, French and Spanish. Web option is also available at Telus Health Student Support.

     

    Navi

    Navi, short for navigator, is a chat-based virtual assistant. Navi can provide information on many topics, including admissions, financial aid, getting involved, careers, convocation and more. Additionally, Navi can provide more specific information regarding mental health resources. All you have to do is click on the chat button and tell Navi what you need help with.

    Visit Navi at http://uoft.me/navi.

    More information can be found in the Navi FAQs.

     

    SGS

    Visit the SGS Grad Hub and click on Resources & Supports. Navigate to Health & Wellness.

     

    U of T Engineering

    U of T Engineering is committed to fostering a culture of care and support. To do this effectively we strive to embed these principles into the ways we administer our programs and services. Learn more about U of T Engineering's services and supports here.

     

    GECoS Mental Health Commission

    The Graduate Engineering Council of Students Mental Wellness Commission is a group of U of T engineering graduate students who advocate for mental health and wellness, plan events, and work with the Faculty to implement positive change.

    Health and Wellness

    U of T Telus Health Student Support

    You can access U of T Telus Health Student Support (formerly U of T My SSP) 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578. (See instructions for accessing Telus Health Student Support outside of Canada or the U.S. under Service Delivery.)

    U of T Telus Health Student Support provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are.

    Ongoing support is available over the phone in 146 languages. Immediate support is available over the phone in 35 languages and over chat in simplified Chinese, English, French and Spanish. Web option is also available at Telus Health Student Support.

    Navi

    Navi, short for navigator, is a chat-based virtual assistant. Navi can provide information on many topics, including admissions, financial aid, getting involved, careers, convocation and more. Additionally, Navi can provide more specific information regarding mental health resources. All you have to do is click on the chat button and tell Navi what you need help with.

    Visit Navi at http://uoft.me/navi.

    More information can be found in the Navi FAQs.

    SGS

    Visit the SGS Grad Hub and click on Resources & Supports. Navigate to Health & Wellness.

    Postdoctoral Resources

    School of Graduate Studies

    The School of Graduate Studies' Postdoctoral Fellow Office has collected some useful resources to help make your transition to U of T as smooth as possible. Learn more here.

    Centre for Graduate Mentorship & Supervision

    CGMS provides confidential support regarding your mentorship and supervisory relationship through one-on-one conversations.

    Centre for Graduate Professional Development

    CGPD is a central hub that supports postdocs’ professional development tri-campus needs at the University of Toronto.

    Graduate Super Women Engineers

    Graduate Centre for Academic Communication

    GCAC is a central hub providing advanced academic writing and speaking training for graduate students and postdocs.

    School of Graduate Studies: Postdoctoral Fellows

    The central hub for postdoctoral fellows, featuring resources, professional development, and news related to postdocs, including funding.

    Postdoctoral Career Outcomes

    Explore this dashboard to learn more about where Postdoctoral Fellows have found employment after working at the University of Toronto.

    Additional U of T Postdoctoral Resources

    Hart House

    Hart House offers discounted postdoc memberships for gym and pool access.

    Family Care Office

    FCO offers confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programs, and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families.

     

    Research Alerts

    Receive information on upcoming grants, fellowships and funding.

    Institutional Strategic Initiatives

    ISI has research institutes and networks dedicated to increasing the University of Toronto's capacity to support large-scale, high-impact interdisciplinary research.

    Black Research Network

    BRN puts a spotlight on Black research excellence that plays an integral part in what makes the University of Toronto the top university in Canada.

    Indigenous Research Network

    IRN supports Indigenous research projects at U of T, helps Indigenous researchers secure grants, provides training in Indigenous research practices, and helps institute a new set of norms for working respectfully with Indigenous communities.

    Postdoctoral Memberships & Associations

    Canadian Association for Postdoctoral Scholars

    CAPS advocates for Canadian postdoctoral scholars for a wide range of career paths through workshops, training, and more. Membership is free.

    Engineers Canada

    Stay informed and learn more about Engineers Canada’s activities, the work of professional engineers, and industry news.

    National Postdoctoral Association

    Hosts a library of resources, webinars, and workshops to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting a culture of inclusive connection. Membership is free.

    Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network

    Inspires Canadian graduate and postdoctoral fellows to develop and take action to achieve current and future career goals through advocacy and communication, research and collaborative partnerships, and professional development and support for membership. GPDN hosts an annual free career symposium in partnership with Canadian universities. Membership is free.

    Professional Engineers Ontario

    Regulates the practice of professional engineering and governs its members to serve and protect the public interest by ensuring all professional engineers meet rigorous qualifications for licensing and that only properly qualified individuals practice engineering.

     

    The Postdoc Academy

    A free, comprehensive online and in-person program built on the National Postdoctoral Association core competencies to support skill development throughout postdoc training, from orientation to the next career step.