Get Hired Conference

Get Hired Conference Promo Video

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. You can get a "taste" of Get Hired from Prof. Steve Joordens' 2015 talk on the brain/body connection to career success.

Take a look at the Get Hired educational videos »

You will hear from:

  • Hiring Managers and Recruiters, who will share their top advice for job search success
  • Alumni and UTSC staff who want to share their professional stories and job search wisdom
  • Experienced career advisors who have helped thousands of UTSC graduates to find work

Session Topics Include:

  • Get Job Searching - job search and career planning tips and strategies
  • Get the Picture - personal branding techniques and get your LinkedIn profile photo
  • Getting Hired - industry and job search trends
  • Getting it in Gear - workplace professionalism and fitting in
  • Get Talking - communication is key to teamwork and 'clicking' with your boss
  • Get the interview - interviewing strategies for success
  • Get connected - networking techniques and opportunities to engage with UTSC staff, employers, and U of T alumni.

Who Can Participate?

Students in Year 3 or 4+ of their degree (i.e., around 14 or more credits completed), as well as recent U of T graduates (undergraduate or graduate) up to 2 years after graduation, should attend.  Preference will be given to recent graduates and students in their graduating year. Although this is a UTSC initiative, we are pleased to offer a limited number of spaces for UTM and St. George students. Please register early via the Career Learning Network (CLN).

What Does It Cost?

A conference like this through a private company would likely cost $500 or more - and you can attend free of charge thanks to TD Insurance and the AA&CC!


Get Hired participants are also pre-registered to attend Leader2Leader: Development and Alumni Relations’ 1-day conference featuring prominent leaders and entrepreneurs in business, entertainment, and other fields.

Registration is FREE – find the details inside the Get Hired registration in the Career Learning Network! (follow the steps below)

Career & Disability Symposium A partnership of the University of Toronto Scarborough
Prepare yourself for the world of work!

  • Identify personal strengths and understand how to leverage them in today's workplace
  • Learn about disclosure, accomodation and non-traditional job search and work environments
  • Monday, April 30, 2018, 10am - 4pm
  • FREE lunch provided

For more information:

How Do I Register?

Registration will be available via the Career Learning Network starting March 1, and ending April 30 at 9am.

  1. Log into CLN (or if you are already logged in, click here to go directly to the registration page)
  2. Click on Events & Workshops
  3. Click on Special Events
  4. Click on Conference Attendee (UTSC) (note: grad students should choose UTSG) and complete the registration survey.
  5. Put May 1-3 (Get Hired), and May 4 (Leader2Leader), on your calendar, in your agenda, and in your phone!

Get Hired Conference 2018 at UTSC

We cover the following topics via online resources:

Some sessions will be video recorded and made available to participants for 1 year. 

May 1
Day 1: Get to Know Yourself

May 2
Day 2: Tools for Getting Hired

May 3
Day 3: Get Connected

Registration: 8:30-9:15

: 8:45-9:15

: 8:45-9:15

9:30-9:45am - Welcome from special guest and Overview of Conference by AA&CC

Get the Interview
Interviewing Strategies from the Pros (Demo Interview Session)
See Nametag for Room

Keynote Speaker:
Brian DePratto, Senior Economist, TD, on labour market

Keynote Speaker:
The Hon. David Onley, Professor in Political Science, former Lt Governor of Ontario and news anchor

Coffee Break

Get It Together
Self-Assessment Activity
Includes a 15-minute coffee break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Lunch (Provided)
Meeting Place

Rapid Resume Review Sign-Up for Day 2 (tomorrow) - bring a paper copy of youro updated resume. NOTE: If you sign up today, you are committing to bringing your document tomorrow!

Get Job Searching 
Concurrent Session 1
See Nametag for Room
Stretch Break (5 mins)

Job Search Q&A
See Nametag for Room

Get Job Searching
Concurrent Session 2


Get Job Searching
Job Search Part I
See Nametag for Room
Also online resources to be reviewed before conference

Lunch (Provided)
Meeting Place

Get the Picture
Photo Booth (get professional-looking head shot for social media)

Rapid Resume Review Sign-Up for Day 3
(tomorrow) - bring a paper copy of your updated resume.  NOTE: if you sign up today, you are committing to bringing your document tomorrow!

Getting Hired
Panel of Recruiters/Alumni

Prep for Café
Small talk and conversation starters
See Nametag for Room

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kathy Liddle, Professor in Sociology, on Social Capital

Get a Helping Hand
Closing Remarks, Awards, Resource Fair, Lunch

Get the Picture
Photo Booth (get professional looking headshot for social media)

Rapid Resume Review for those who signed up on day 2

Meeting Place


Get Connected 

2:45-4:00pm - Networking Café (Staff at UTSC, Alumni)

Get Job Searching
See Nametag for Room


Job Search Q&A
See Nametag for Room


Rapid Resume Review for those who signed up on Day 1

International Students: Applying for the Post Graduation Work Permit
4pm Sharp! - AC321 (3rd floor beside the ARC)

Questions about Get Hired? Please email us!

Get Hired is made possible with the generous support of U of T's Affinity Partner, TD Insurance: