Get Hired Conference

Man speaking to an auditorium of students from a podium

What is Get Hired?

Get Hired is an interactive, annual conference offered by the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC) designed to equip upcoming and new UofT graduates with the necessary strategies, tools, skills, and confidence to find and keep work. This three-day in-person conference will be held from April 30 - May 2, 2024. Sessions will include keynote speakers, interactive workshops, concurrent sessions, demo interviews with our employer partners, and an opportunity to have a professional headshot taken for your LinkedIn profile.

These sessions will give you a chance to hear successful career stories, get advice on your job search from professionals, and learn what you need to be successful. This year we will be partnering with the Development and Alumni Relations Office to host an Alumni networking event and at the end of the three-day conference, students will engage in a mini job fair where employers will be waiting to meet and discuss prospective employment opportunities. The employer representatives may not be hiring at that time, but the goal is to create opportunities for students/grads to learn about hiring practices in a range of organizations, and who knows? – sometimes when you make a positive human connection, it smooths the path to an employment opportunity in the future!

A booth for LinkedIn professional profile photos will be available to all those registered during the mini job fair, free of charge! Come dressed to impress during this three-day conference!

Note: All three days of this conference will be hosted in person at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

Who Can Participate?

Students in Year 3 or 4+ of their degree (i.e., around 14+ credits completed), as well as new and recent UofT graduates (undergraduate or graduate) up to 2 years after graduation, should attend. Preference will be given to students in their graduating year and new grads. We are pleased to offer limited spaces for UTM and St. George students.

What Does It Cost?

A conference like this through a private company would cost around $500 or more - and you can attend free of charge thanks to our sponsors, TD Insurance, Manulife, and the AA&CC! Find out more about our UofT Affinity Partners and sponsors at bit.ly/GH2024_affinity.

How Do I Register?

Registration is now open on CLNx, register here!

All registered students will be sent detailed logistical instructions, materials, and final details by email before the conference (note this will be sent to your utoronto email address). If you require accommodation, please email aaccevents.utsc@utoronto.ca and we will work with you to make arrangements.

Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Day 1: Get Inspired

1:00PM−1:30PM            Registration 
1:30PM – 2:00PMWelcome Address: Neel Joshi, Dean of Student Experience & Wellbeing 
2:00PM−3:00PMAlumni Keynote Speaker: Sabrina Fanelli, National Accounts Senior Associate, BMO Global Asset Management 
3:00PM-3:30PMCoffee Break
3:30PM−4:45PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

  • Session 1 − Discovering and Aligning Your Values to your Future Career
  • Session 2 – Small Talk Made Easy
  • Session 3 – Communication Styles
4:45PM - 5:00PM   

Break

5:00PM - 6:15PMYoung Alumni Panel 
6:15PM - 6:30PMTransition to Highland Hall Event Centre
6:30PM - 8:00PMAlumni Speed Networking Event 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, Day 2: Get Experienced

9:30AM - 10:00AMRegistration 
10:00AM - 11:00AMKeynote Speaker: Maria Parysz, AI Practitioner, CEO and Owner at LogicAI & RecoAI 
11:00AM - 11:15AMCoffee Break
11:15AM - 12:30PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Part 1):

  • Session 1 − Creating a Personal Brand that Gets Noticed
  • Session 2 – Employment Rights at Work
  • Session 3 – Salary Negotiations/ First 90 Days
12:30PM - 1:30PMLunch 
1:30PM -2:45PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Part 2):

  • Session 1 − Job Search Strategies in the Age of ChatGPT
  • Session 2 – Dress for Success
  • Session 3 – Career Wellness
2:45PM - 3:00PMBreak
3:00PM - 4:15PMInterviewing Strategies from the Pros and Demo Interview, Arrow Workforce Solutions
4:15PM - 4:30PMClosing Remarks

Thursday, May 2, 2024, Day 3: Get Connected

9:30AM - 10:00AMRegistration 
10:00AM - 11:00AMFireside Chat In Conversation With: Varsha Patel, Assistant Dean of Student Success & Career Support &  Karima Hashmani, Chief Inclusion Officer, Metrolinx 
11:00AM - 11:15AMCoffee Break
11:15AM - 12:30PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: 

  • Session 1 − Job Market Trends & Myths - Navigating Today's Job Market
  • Session 2 − Reimagining Accessbility in the Workplace: A Community-Led Panel Discussion
  • Session 3 − Job Applications that Actually Get Read
12:30PM - 1:30PMLunch 
1:30PM - 2:45PMRecruiter Panel Discussion
2:45PM - 3:00PMBreak 
3:00PM - 4:45PM

Employer Networking Event, Expo 

Meet with employers & recruiters in person! Come dressed to impress! (Business casual)

For a list of employers in attendance, click here!

A booth for LinkedIn professional photos will be available, free of charge!   

4:45PM - 5:00PMClosing Remarks: Varsha Patel, Assistant Dean of Student Success & Career Support 

Get Hired Conference Sponsors: 

The University of Toronto Scarborough's Academic Advising & Career Centre would like to thank our UofT Affinity Partners and sponsors, Manulife and TD Insurance.  Discover the benefits of affinity products!

Manulife Logo; TD Logo

Questions about Get Hired? Please email us at career.utsc@utoronto.ca

Get Hired 2024 - Day 1 - Get Inspired
Get Hired 2024 - Day 2 - Get Experienced
Get Hired 2024 - Day 3 - Get Ready