Skills for success aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge that will help them succeed during their time in university and their life following graduation. More importantly, the programmes offered through this portfolio help individuals build their confidence and explore themselves. Skills for success are not just about today, they are about crafting a repertoire of applicable, relevant and transferable life-long skills. Make the most of your time here at Innis by learning and developing new skills, while honing your current skills.
In order to empower students to explore career options and develop self-directed career management skills, the Career Centre has embedded career support at Innis College to meet diverse student needs. Through providing career advising, career-related capacity building workshops, programs to explore careers, employer events and job postings, on-campus recruitment and resources, the Career Centre strives to help students attain renewable competencies, career clarity and confidence for a lifetime of productive and engaged citizenship.
Jon Bray, your local Career Educator, will be in the INNIS RESIDENCE LOBBY on MONDAYS from 5 PM to 7 PM to help bring coherence to the complexity of your career development process. If you have questions about your resume, finding work, exploring careers, or any other topic, Jon will be here to help. No preparation is required for drop-in appointments, just bring your questions or concerns. Jon has worked at the Career Centre for 3 years, and been working in career development since 2009. Jon graduated from McMaster University with an HBA in Peace Studies & Philosophy, and is currently in the process of completing his Masters In Education at OISE. Contact Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27TH
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Innis Residence Events Room, 111 St. George Street
Looking for a job this summer? Need to sharpen your Interview Skills?
We can help! Come out and build interview skills just in time for hiring season!
For more information and to keep up to date, join the Skills for Success Mock Interview event page!
MONDAY, JANUARY 12TH – FRIDAY, JANUARY 16TH
Feeling a little lost on what to do after graduation? Paths Beyond your POST is a series of events to help 2nd year students find the pathways leading beyond their specialist, major and minor programs. This Faculty-wide event gives students an opportunity to get involved in workshops, information fairs and panel discussions on student leadership programs, research & exchange opportunities and graduate school and career options. These events help our students stay calm, cool, healthy and collected while taking advantage of all the academic and non-academic opportunities available.
To find out more about the week of events, and how to register visit the STEP Forward website.
Your ICSS Upper-Year Reps and the Innis Office of Student Life will be hosting a Grad Expo on Monday, January 12th and an Employment Expo on Friday, January 16th as part of this week-long series of events.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
JH 100, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
Do you have questions about career options as you near graduation? Who better to answer those questions than alumni who graduated with your degree! Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) is an event meant for all Arts and Science undergraduates where they will host a panel of alumni. Past students will discuss their U of T education, the value of an Arts & Science degree, and their pursuit of successful careers. There will be time to network with fellow students, alumni, faculty, and staff after the panel discussion and Q&A session. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided.
Jennifer Dewar, President, Dewar Communications
Dani Legault, Writer for The Top 20
Daniel Perry, Senior Clearance Analyst, Advertising Standards Canada
Participation in the b2B program could be listed on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).
For more information and to register, go to the Faculty of Arts & Science website.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Kruger Hall in Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street
Hey Innis Grads! Come to the Woodsworth/Innis Grad Session if you have any questions about anything concerning graduation! Whether it be about student loans, alumni relations or just the general graduating process this info session is here to help!
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – The Grad Process (What You Need to Do to Graduate)
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM – Alumni Benefits (How to Stay Connected & What It Means to be an Alum!)
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM – Paying Back Student Loans (Financial Options & Responsibilities after Graduation)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Innis Residence Events Room, 111 St. George Street
Skills for Success would like to welcome all students to our first event of the year: Learning Styles 101!
Come down to the Innis Residence Events Room on October 17th from 2-4pm to learn some skill enhancing tips on reading and note-taking to help you get through the school year!
Refreshments will be provided!
Hope to see you all there!