The month of March is jam-packed with virtual workshops and networking events organized by the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Career Centre.

The Career Centre’s new networking events aim to help students establish connections in their prospective fields and create employment opportunities. These events are available for all U of T students and recent graduates.

On March 3, the Career Centre, in collaboration with the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology (ICCIT) and the Digital Enterprise Management Association (DEMA), hosted the Careers in Communication Marketing event.

The following week, on March 10, the Career Centre partnered with the UTM Women in Science and Computing club to organize the networking event, Careers in Math and Computer Science.

The final event in the Career Centre’s networking series, Careers in Applied Health Care, is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 17. This event will be hosted in collaboration with the Psychology Association of Undergraduate Students at Erindale (P.A.U.S.E.).

The Careers in Applied Health Care event will feature a panel of five industry professionals from different sectors within the health care industry. The panelists, who are all U of T alumni, will discuss their professions and how they were able to advance in their field.

“This event will feature U of T alumni and industry professionals who attended professional school after their undergraduate degree and are now working in areas such as audiology, speech-language therapy, radiation technology, physiotherapy, nursing, and more,” reads the events announcement on the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network website.

Students who are interested in learning how to get admitted into the higher education programs, follow a similar career path, or succeed in the health care industry are encouraged to participate in the event.

The Career Centre is also hosting Employer Information Sessions throughout the semester. These sessions will connect students with employers who are currently hiring. The companies participating include Amazon, Bell, Canada Revenue Agency, and Service Canada.

Moreover, students looking for summer employment opportunities can take advantage of the Ontario Public Service Summer Employment Program. The program offers students more than 70 job opportunities in 17 different fields of employment, with both temporary and full-time options.

“Every year, the Ontario Public Service, related agencies, and community groups provide up to 5,000 students with jobs across the province,” reads the program’s website. “These jobs help Ontario students with limited work experience develop transferable skills, support their career goals, and learn more about the Ontario Public Service!”

The Career Centre also offers students both live and on-demand virtual workshops to provide them with more information regarding career planning, smart job hunting, further education, exploring careers, and professionalism in the workplace.

The Know Yourself workshop is available for asynchronous access over Quercus, U of T’s academic portal. It is aimed at students who require some assistance in planning their academic and professional careers.

“[Know Yourself is] designed by the Career Centre to help you with questions about what to do after you graduate,” reads the centre’s website. “This course is a starting point to help you articulate who you are, what you want in a career, and helps you begin to develop.”

Students who would like to explore their further education and career options are encouraged to check out the online resources available online and attend the many workshops offered by the UTM Career Centre.

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