Professional Development

At UTSC there are a number of professional development resources that can help enhance your professional growth. Please see below a list of suggested conferences, courses and workshops.

Conferences

Get Hired

Get Hired is an interactive, award-winning annual conference offered by the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC). It is designed to equip upcoming and recent U of T graduates with the necessary strategies, tools, skills and confidence to find and keep work. This three-day conference includes interactive workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers and networking events. Get Hired usually takes place in late April each year.

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Ulead

The ULead conference is a one day conference focused on building and developing key leadership skills while making connections with other campus leaders at the University of Toronto St. George campus and learning about resources on campus to help you and your group succeed throughout the year. It is designed specifically for clubs leaders looking to develop their skills and competencies as student leaders through meaningful participation and active engagement with the conference material.

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Courses

CTLB03H3 Introduction to Service Learning

In this experiential learning course, students apply discipline-specific academic concepts as they work with community partners in the service of others. Working either within the academic community or with a discipline-related off-campus community partner, students develop problem-solving, professional communication and self-reflective learning skills.

POLD95H3 Supervised Research

This course involves a research project under the supervision of a member of faculty that will result in the completion of a substantial report or paper acceptable as an undergraduate senior thesis. Students wishing to undertake a supervised research project in the Winter Session must register in POLD95H3 during the Fall Session. It is the student's responsibility to find a faculty member who is willing to supervise the project, and the student must obtain consent from the supervising instructor before registering for this course. During the Fall Session the student must prepare a short research proposal, and both the supervising faculty member and the Supervisor of Studies must approve the research proposal prior to the first day of classes for the Winter Session.

POLD98H3 Supervised Reading

This course is meant only for those students who, having completed the available basic courses in a particular field of Political Science, wish to pursue further intensive study on a relevant topic of special interest. Students are advised that they must obtain consent from the supervising instructor before registering for this course.

Workshops

Political Science Career Planning Series

This 2017 Winter Session, the Department of Political Science will be hosting a Career Planning Series with three workshops to help you plan ahead and prepare for careers after graduation within the fields of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Law. All years of study are welcome to attend. These workshops are interactive and will include opportunities for students to work on their résumés and cover letters, practice effective work search strategies and engage in mock interviews with Professor Alison Braley-Rattai and Career Counsellors from the Academic Advising and Career Centre. For more information and registration please login into the Career Learning Network (CLN) here