CivMin students: Please check your email and/or your Hub for information and registration links.
- January 11-14, 2021
- January 18-22, 2021
- January 25-29, 2021
Sessions at Monday to Thursday, and noon Fridays.:
- 5 p.m.
- 6 p.m.
Stay tuned for schedules and a final list of presentations.
- Ron Deibert, founder and director, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
- Ashley Langille, information privacy analyst, Information Security
- Andrew Petersen, associate professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jeff Nippard
Thursday, January 28, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
This workshop will be jointly led by Dr. Freeman, Director of GCAC, and Jeff Newman, College Librarian, New College. In the workshop we will consider strategies for note-taking during lectures and in response to written texts, the varying benefits of different formats for note taking (by hand, in Word, and/or in a citation management software), and strategies for using spreadsheets to compare what you read in a range of articles. We will explore ways in which a citation management package like Zotero or Mendeley can be used to take, store, organize and manage notes and related materials for a variety of academic tasks. Using electronic tools can both solve and create problems, as can other formats of note taking. In the workshop we will encourage you to reflect on which of your current note-taking habits are serving you well and what new strategies might help you at your current stage of study.
Life Management Series for Students: Self-Advocacy for Students – Navigating the University
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Webinar link to be shared prior to the session
Join this webinar to get insights on how to navigate the university’s systems and how you can advocate for yourself and/or your family when you may need an accommodation, need to talk to a professor, need financial support, and so on. This workshop is for students of all backgrounds who may be experiencing challenges and would like to learn more about navigating the University through self-advocacy as we will also explore how this process can be more difficult for students who are feeling marginalized and facing systemic barriers on campus.
Facilitators: Karolina Szymanska, Graduate Liaison Officer, OISE Dept. of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education and Jasjit Sangha, PhD, Academic Success, Student Life
Life Management Series is Co-Curricular Record (CCR) approved. Students who complete four workshops over two academic years, will receive Co-Curricular Record recognition. CCR connects skills to involvement opportunities.
Registration required. All U of T students are welcome to attend.
CivMin Career Fair 2021 is virtual!
Join our live information sessions to learn more directly from engineering firms and their representatives.
- WEEK 3: January 25-29
- Monday, January 25 at noon – Parsons
- Tuesday, January 26 a noon – Eastern Construction
- Wednesday, January 27 at noon – Rocscience
- Friday, January 29 at noon – The Miller Group
Previous sessions were recorded, so if you couldn’t attend it is available for viewing:
SWE Coffee Club – Market Yourself: How to build a personal brand
When: January 30, 10:00-11:40 AM EST
What: Have you ever felt like you have a hard time marketing your skills to others? Would strategizing how to build your personal brand be beneficial to you?
Join us for the January SWE Toronto Coffee Club event featuring Aditya Shankar and Abitha Amruth, two personal branding experts! Aditya, a content marketing manager at MoEngage Inc., and Abitha, a senior account director at LinkedIn, both have a wealth of knowledge regarding how people can begin building their personal brand and continue adapting their brand to develop professionally and through ever-evolving times.
Design Your Life
Lunch and stretch breaks included
Register at uoft.me/designyourlife
This popular half-day workshop is back to get you thinking creatively about your future. As the world changes rapidly and the economy evolves to address society’s challenges, taking a new approach is a must. The Design Your Life experience will equip you with the tools and self-knowledge to find direction in this uncertainty. Come learn to use design thinking to addresses the “wicked problem” of cultivating a meaningful life and career at and beyond U of T. In this immersive session, you’ll develop awareness of what is important to you, define three career and life prototypes, and brainstorm ideas to take action on those prototypes. Connect with a great group of students too! Register by January 25th, 11:59 pm EST.
Learn more about Stanford’s Design Your Life: http://lifedesignlab.stanford.edu
Registration is open for Rain It In‘s 3rd annual competition!
This year’s competition will be hosted virtually and for the first time, registration is open globally.
Rain It In invites post-secondary students to create innovative solutions that will mitigate the impacts that intense rainfall events have on our communities. The competition consists of a report and project pitch that will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts. Students will also be invited to participate in a mentorship workshop and a skills development workshop. To learn more visit www.rainitinsc.com.
Rain It In provides a unique experiential learning opportunity for students where they can take the knowledge and skills they are developing through their education and apply it to a real world problem affecting our communities. Through our mentorship program, students can network with industry professionals and learn about different career paths in the water space. The competition is also a great extracurricular activity that can help students develop technical and transferable skills and participation can be added to a resume to help students stand out from other candidates when applying to jobs.
After the competition Rain It In will assist students interested in pursuing the development of their solutions by connecting them with resources, mentors and programs. In supporting students with the transition from ideas to entrepreneurship and product commercialization, we are creating new career opportunities and ultimately implementing solutions that will positively impact our communities and the environment.
Please note that registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2021.
Interested in learning what opportunities there are for you after you graduate?
CSCE and EIA are proud to present our 2021 Career Panel.
Join us on Wed., Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. (on Zoom) to hear from recent graduates and industry professionals from companies such as Arup, Stantec, HDR, and more!