Talk to professors
Senior year is an excellent time for your student to make connections with faculty. 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
Your student can build practical skills that complement their education and are valuable to employers. Participate with their course union, join a club or find a unique opportunity that’s right for them. They can track their efforts on their Co-Curricular Record to get recognition for their work!
The CCR has a database of involvement opportunities that your student can filter by area of interest, skills they want to develop and more. Record their participation on the official U of T document to help you identify and track the skills they’ve developed – it’s a great way to connect with potential employers.
Make their voice heard
Student government and advisory committees are a great way for students to get involved with U of T as they represent their classmates and learn leadership skills.
Work on campus
Getting an on-campus job is an excellent way for your student 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 their calendars. The CLN also has internship and volunteer opportunities that allow your student to learn through new experiences.
The Professional Experience Year (PEY) Internship Program lets your student gain practical skills and income while they complete their degree.
Learning in the community
In addition to coursework – or completely outside of the classroom – your student can get involved with a local community organization and contribute to their efforts. Check out service learning courses in your area of study!
Community Action Projects (CAPs) also offer short- and long-term options to connect in the community. Become a tutor in a high school or volunteer at a
senior’s home and make a difference in your own life and the lives of others.
Community-engaged learning is an opportunity to put your knowledge to work in a real world setting. These courses require you to complete projects by
working with a community organization, applying theory to everyday life.