Career planning

Whether you’re continuing on as a student or entering the work force for the first time, we know that you want to find a part- or full-time job that not only puts money in your bank account, but also gives you valuable experience in your field of choice.

At U of T, there are lots of ways that we help match you with that perfect position. Check out the job listings and career development options at the campus Career Centres (UTM | St. George | UTSC), learn about our career services for recent graduates or find information on how to keeping working in Canada if you’re an international student.

Career Development

Just like it took time for you to learn the ropes at school, it will take time for you to build your career and develop your skills in the working world. So how do you start?

Your first stop should be your campus Career Centre. In addition to full and part-time job listings, you’ll find a variety of career development services:

  • Career development events, such as workshops and industry-focused career panels;
  • One-on-one counselling services to help you decide on a career path, improve your resume and polish your interview skills;
  • Information about U of T-hosted career fairs;
  • Career-shadowing opportunities via the Extern Program; and
  • The Graduate Dossier Service for students interested in pursuing an academic career.

Another way to develop your career is to volunteer in your field of choice — it not only benefits you, but also your community. We provide you with many volunteer opportunities through:

  • The Centre for Community Partnerships — find opportunities with community agencies, organizations and municipal governments;
  • The Career Centre — browse the volunteer postings;
  • Ulife — find involvement opportunities at U of T;
  • U of T Campus Career Centres (UTM | St. George | UTSC).

Search for Employment

We know that recent graduates have unique needs when it comes to finding work — it may be your first time negotiating a job contract, telling employers how your academic skills translate to the working world, or trying to secure full-time employment. That’s why the Career Centres offer services designed exclusively for soon-to-be and new alumni.

If you are about to graduate or if it has been two years or less since you’ve graduated from U of T, the Career Centres offer you access to the full range of services, including job postings for graduating students and recent graduates, assistance with career plans, resumes, networking, interview and job search strategies. Contact your Career Centre for more information (UTM, UTSC, St. George).

Staying in Canada

If you’re an international student who will soon be completing your degree, the post-graduation employment program is for you. It is designed to provide you with up to three years of Canadian work experience in your field of study after you graduate from U of T.

To find out more about this great opportunity, including how to apply for a post-graduation work permit, contact the centre for international students on your campus:

  • University of Toronto Mississauga campus International Student Resource Centre;
  • St. George campus Centre for International Experience; and
  • University of Toronto Scarborough campus International Student Centre.
Career planning