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3rd year

With first and second years behind your student, they’re pretty much a pro. Now is a great time to take a deeper look at how far they’ve come and who they want to be. The supports and resources in this checklist will help them make the most of their third year. From career prep and international experiences to meeting with their profs and getting involved in the community, this guide provides a great starting point to boost their academic and personal success in third year.


In this Section

  • Academic support

    It’s always a good idea for your student to take advantage of U of T’s study support services and strategies. Academic Success Centre (ASC) Learn how to adapt their study habits, improve their writing and research skills, and manage their time more effectively. Drop in or make an appointment with a learning strategist. Get one-on-one […]

  • Health & Wellness

    Your student’s health and well-being are the foundation of their academic and personal success. From getting their flu shots to meditation classes, we’ve got them covered. Be well and manage their stress Stress is a normal part of university life, but we can help your student develop the skills to de-stress and be at their […]

  • Campus safety

    Learn about the services that will help your student stay safe on campus at safety.utoronto.ca. Community Safety Office This office provides support and programming related to stalking, harassment, bullying, intimidation, threats, family or intimate-partner violence, sexual assault, thoughts of suicide and self-defence. WalkSmart A safer alternative to walking alone at night, this service provides someone […]

  • Career preparation

    Your student has a good idea of what interests them and the career options that are out there, so start laying the groundwork. Career Centre Explore careers that interest you through the Career Centre’s programs and workshops. job shadowing programs networking opportunities ways to gain work-related experience resume advice practice interview sessions career exploration programs […]

  • Get experience

    Work on campus Getting an on-campus job is an excellent way for students to earn while they learn. Network with staff and faculty at U of T as they develop workplace skills! Work Study positions will be posted on the Career Learning Network (CLN) in August, so be sure to mark your calendars. Learning in […]

  • Networking

    Talk to professors Third year is a great time to make connections with faculty. Encourage your student to talk to their profs – tell them about their goals and seek their advice. Discuss assignments, course content, research opportunities, graduate school or career paths. Join a campus organization Build practical skills that complement their education and […]

  • Go global

    International experience can help your student build confidence and expand your comfort zone, learn to manage the challenges of a global workplace and connect with people from different cultures. Studying around the world There are lots of options of varying lengths and times (a week, a term, a summer), so look into exchanges, summer abroad, […]

  • Grad school exploration

    Thinking about applying to grad school? Check out helpful events like grad fairs and career exploration programs, and remember that applications are often due in early fall of your student’s final year, so give them time to consider their options. Finances Managing money can be challenging, but your student can find plenty of advice and […]