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Get Hired Conference

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What is Get Hired?

Get Hired is an interactive, award-winning 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 May 2 - 4, 2023. 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 branded LinkedIn profile.

These sessions will give you a chance to hear successful career stories, get advice on your job search from the professionals and know what you will 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 here,

How Do I Register?

Registration will open early April. 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 and we will work with you to make arrangements.

Conference Schedule

Tuesday May 2, 2023 DAY 1: Get Inspired

1:00PM - 1:30PM                         Registration                                                                         
1:30PM - 2:00PM Welcome Address: Varsha Patel, Assistant Dean, Student Success and Career Support         
2:00PM - 3:00PM Alumna Keynote Speaker: Adam Rodricks, Canada's Top Social Media Strategist/ Author/ Digital Marketing Speacilist
3:00PM - 3:30PM    Coffee Break 
3:30PM - 4:30PM   

Concurrent Breakout Session

  • Workshop 1: Discovering and Aligning Your Values to Your Future Career 
  • Workshop 2: Small Talk Made Easier 
  • Workshop 3: Future Proof Yourself with Skills Employers Need  
4:30PM - 4:45PM Break
4:45PM - 5:45PM Young Alumni Panel
5:45PM - 6:00PM Break
6:00PM - 7:30PM Alumni Networking Event

Wednesday May 3, 2023 DAY 2: Get Connected

9:30AM - 11:00AM Registration                                                                                      
10:00AM - 11:00AM Keynote Speaker: Jake Hirsch-Allen, LinkedIn
11:00AM - 11:30AM Break
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Concurrent Breakout Session (Part 1)

  • Workshop 1: Personal Branding and Getting Noticed 
  • Workshop 2: Work Safe: Employment Rights at Work 
  • Workshop 3: Communication Styles 
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM - 2:30PM     

Concurrent Breakout Session (Part 2)

  • Workshop 1: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Session (Updated Session Title to Come)
  • Workshop 2: Accommodations & Disclosure: When and How to Ask 
  • Workshop 3: Career Wellness: Staying Positive & Resilient in Your Job Search 
2:30PM -3:00PM Break
3:00PM - 4:00PM Mock Interview with an Employer 

Wednesday May 4, 2023 DAY 3: Get Ready

9:30AM - 10:00AM Registration                                                                                
10:00AM - 10:30AM     Welcome Address: Neel Joshi, Dean of Student Experience & Wellbeing     
10:30AM - 11:00AM Break
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Concurrent Breakout Session

  • Workshop 1: Getting to Yes: Salary & Job Offer Negotiation 
  • Workshop 2: Preparing for the Unpredictable: Essential Strategies for Navigating Today’s Job Market 
  • Workshop 3: Job Applications that Actually Get Read 
12:00PM - 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM - 2:30PM Recruiter Panel Discussion 
2:30PM - 3:00PM Break
3:00PM - 5:00PM Mini Job Fair/ Networking + LinkedIn Photos


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!

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