Career & Disability Symposium

Career & Disability Symposium 

Monday, April 29, 2019
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
University of Toronto Scarborough
Humanities Wing (HW305) Market Place Upper Cafeteria
1265  Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4                                                                                                                               

Prepare yourself for the world of work! 

  • Learn about disclosure, arriving at a disclosure strategy and managing common interview question

  • Explore social media for enhancing your job search and your personal branding

Food and beverages provided



12:00 pm-12:30 pm Registration and Snacks 
12:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
12:35 pm -12:45 pm Session 1Introduction to Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work  
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Session 2 – Disclosure                                                                                                                  
Disclosure is a very personal decision, in this workshop we will walk you through the process of arriving at your own disclosure strategy.   Learn about your rights as a job seeker with a disability in this interactive workshop.  We will discuss the advantages of disclosing to your employer, how to ask for accommodations and if you should disclose at all.
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm BREAK             
1:40 pm – 2:20 pm Session 2 continued – Disclosure    
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm BREAK             
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Session 3 – Mastering Common Interview Questions (from disability lens)    
How do you answer common interview questions without sounding so...common?  We will discuss the most commonly used interview questions and get behind why these questions are asked and how you can answer them with confidence.
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm BREAK        
3:45 pm - 4:45pm Session 4 – Social Media and Personal Branding from a Disability Lens                           
What does your personal brand say about you? How can you use Social Media to enhance your job search? Should disability tie into personal branding, does it have to?  We will answer these questions and more
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm  Closing Remarks

Session Presenters: Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP) Team of theCanadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
Audience: UofT students with disabilities (tri-campus)

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A partnership of the University of Toronto Scarborough Academic Advising & Career Centre and AccessAbility Services and the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work 

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Get Hired Conference 
Tuesday, April 30 to Thursday, May 2, 2019
University of Toronto Scarborough | 1265 Military Trail

The Career & Disability Symposium leads into the Get Hired Conference, a 3-day event to prepare soon-to-be and recent graduates with the job search skills you need to succeed.  
For more information see:  

Friday May 3, 2019
University of Toronto Scarborough | 1265 Military Trail

All Symposium participants are also invited to attend, at no cost, the Leader 2 Leader 1-day professional development conference on Friday, hosted by Development and Alumni Relations.  
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The Career & Disability Symposium is proudly supported by U of T's Affinity Partner, TD Insurance 
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