The Cohort Program is an opportunity to take a deep dive into career management with a supportive community of like-minded graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Facilitated by faculty and professional development experts, the program provides an opportunity to clarity your interests and aspirations, develop job application materials, and explore career pathways. We offer three different Cohort Programs to address the specific needs of the U of T Engineering community.
The Complementary Events are open to all engineering graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These events provide an introduction to the school-to-work transition, tools to develop skills critical to the success of a professional, and a venue to network with engineering alumni.
|TBA||Thurs Sept 29||12:00 - 1:00 pm||In-person|
|Jobs in Sustainability: Career Stories from Engineering Graduate Students Tackling Climate Change||Fri Oct 14||12:00 - 1:30 pm||Online|
|Job Search Strategies for International Students: Explore the Labour Market and Network to Find Opportunities||Tues Oct||11:30 - 1:00 pm||In-person|
|I Have a Masters in Engineering! Now What?||Thurs Nov 17||6:00 - 8:00 pm||Online|
Jobs in Sustainability: Career Stories from Engineering Graduate Students Tackling Climate Change
Fri Oct 14 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Online
Join us for a live studio taping of the Career Buzz radio show and podcast! Career Buzz is Canada’s unique podcast that empowers lives, enriches careers, and energizes organizations.
Four U of T engineering alumni working in sustainability will sit down for an in-depth conversation with host Mark Franklin, engineer turned career coach, to discuss their work and essential tips for conducting a job search in sustainability. You will learn how alumni prepared to transition from graduate school to the workplace, and the specific strategies alumni employed to land a job.
About Career Buzz radio show and podcast
Since 2006, Career Buzz has broadcast unrehearsed conversations featuring extraordinary career stories of ordinary people, and insights from thought leaders including National Geographic explorer-in-residence Wade Davis, Canada’s career guru Barbara Moses, and engineering-specific career stories of engineer-turned-artist Andrew Wang and Mike Klassen's quick advance in Engineers Without Borders. The podcast is hosted by Mark Franklin, Practice Leader at CareerCycles.com and instructor for TEP1030: Engineering Careers - Theories and Strategies to Manage your Career for the Future.
Job Search Strategies for International Students: Explore the Labour Market and Network to Find Opportunities
Tues Oct 25 | 11:30 - 1:00 pm | In-person
The search for work is a complex process especially in a unfamiliar labour market. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for conducting a job search in Canada using labour market data and networking tools.
Specifically, you will learn how to
- Conduct a job search using labour market resources
- Apply networking strategies to explore job opportunities and learn about workplace culture in Canada
- Translate international work experience in your job application material
- Learn about negotiating a job offer
The session will primarily focus on the job search in Canada. We will briefly discuss how to apply the job search strategies discussed in this session to international labour markets.
I Have a Masters in Engineering! Now What?
Thus Nov 17 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Online
Come discover potential career pathways and meet an amazing line-up of alumni from a variety of sectors!
In small groups, you will have a conversation with alumni about their career:
- What they did at school to prepare for a job
- How they made the transition from school to the workplace
- What they do in their current job
Over the course of the event, you will meet multiple alumni! Between these conversations, there will be short plenary discussions where alumni will share essential strategies and tips on planning for your future career.
Signature Complementary Events
The Signature Complementary Events are open to all engineering graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These highly popular events require a longer time commitment (i.e., full-day), and are sometimes offered a couple times a year.