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Get Hired Career Development Conference 2023

May 2, 2023 01:00 PM to May 4, 2023 05:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Apr 26, 2023 11:55 PM

You can find additional details about the conference at

Registration is now open!  

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 conference will be held from May 2 - 4, 2023.

Please note: This conference will be held in-person, on campus! 

The conference will include keynote speakers, interactive workshops, a demo interview with our employer partners and will include an Alumni networking night where students can use their meet and greet with prospective employers who may be hiring. Please note that you must attend the afternoon's learning sessions in order to attend the evening networking sessions. In addition, a booth for LinkedIn professional profile photos will be available, free of charge! Come dressed to impress (business casual) for all days of programming!

Who Can Participate?

Students in Year 3 or 4+ of their degree (i.e., around 14 or more credits completed), as well as new and 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 in advance to receive all conference materials and logistical information.

Conference Schedule (visit for the full agenda)

Day 1: Get Inspired - Tuesday, May 2 

Welcome Address: Varsha Patel, Assistant Dean, Student and Career Support
Alumni Keynote Speaker: Adam Rodericks, Canada's Top Social Media Strategist/
Author/ Digital Marketing Specialist
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 Easy
Workshop 3: Future Proof Yourself with Skills Employers Need
Young Alumni Panel
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Alumni Networking Event
Day 2: Get Connected - Wednesday, May 3 
Keynote Speaker: Jake Hirsch-Allen, LinkedIn


Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Part 1)

Workshop 1: Personal Branding and Getting Noticed
Workshop 2: Work Safe: Employment Rights at Work
Workshop 3: Communications Styles

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Part 2)

Workshop 1: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Session
Workshop 2: Accommodation & Disclosure: When & How to Ask
Workshop 3: Career Wellness: Staying Positive & Resilient in Your Job Search
Interviewing Strategies from the Pros and a Demo Interview

Day 3: Get Ready - Thursday, May 4 
Wecome Address: Neel Joshi, Dean of Student Experience & Wellbeing
10:30AM - 11:00AM
11:00AM−12:00 PM


Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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 Get Read
Recruiter Panel Discussion
2:30PM - 3:00PM
3:00 PM − 5:00 PM
Mini Job Fair/Employer Networking Event
Meet with Employers & Recruiters in person! Come dressed to impress (business casual)!

For a list of participating employers in attendance, click here!

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


Post-Programming Events:

Post-Graduation Work Permit & Path to PR

Are you an international student? If you are completing your program soon, interested in working in Canada for up to 3 years and applying for permanent residency, please join us for this information session to learn about the post-graduation work permit and the fastest paths to achieving permanent residency in Canada.                           

Date of Session: Friday May 5, 2023 | 9:30AM - 11:00AM  
Register here!
Creating a Personal Brand and Getting Noticed (3-part series) 

Everyone has a personal brand, whether they know it or not. Do you know what yours says about you? 
In this labour market having a successful personal brand can make all the difference when it comes to employers and others wanting to connect with you. 
Whether it is through your job search, online presence or even your reputation, we all leave some form of an impression.  
In this interactive 3-part series we'll look at the different types of brands a person can have, how to create one that leads to others wanting to engage with you and how to share your story with confidence. 

Date of Sessions: Tuesday May 16, 2023 | Tuesday May 23, 2023 | Tuesday May 30, 2023 From 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Register Here!
Job Seekers Club (4-part series)

Join a small cohort of like-minded students and grads and develop impactful job search skills with Career Specialists! 
We will focus on: 
Strategies to develop a focus in your job search 
Tools to stand out in this current job market 
Successful methods of building your network  
Best practices in talking to employers 

Date of Sessions: Wednesday May 17, 2023 | May 24, 2023 | June 7, 2023 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Register here!
Connecting the Dots and Finding You - Career Exploration & Assessment (2-part series with 1-on-1 consultations) 

Are you unsure about your program choice or career direction? 
Join us if you're having trouble connecting your study to future career. WHO this program is for: 

All UTSC students who are looking for answers to: 
  • I'm not sure what to do with my life 
  • I'm unclear about my future after my major 
  • I want to study XYZ, but I am having trouble connecting my study to future career. 
 BENEFITS for participants: 
  • Identify your career interest, values, strengths, and skills 
  • Developing action plan & identifying activities to enhance employable skills 
Dates for this Session: Tuesday May 23, 2023 | Thursday May 25, 2023 from 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Register here!
Thriving in the Workplace with Emma-Sue Prince 

You're at the start of your career and it's an exciting time. The recent Get Hired conference will have given you plenty of inspiration, tips and strategies for networking, applying for work and preparing for interviews. The 7 skills of adaptability, critical thinking, empathy, integrity, optimism, being proactive and resilience are a crucial part of this but what happens once you've started in the workplace? 

Actively using and applying these skills when you are in the workplace will help and support you to hit the ground running, build confidence and visibility and truly thrive. These are skills that we each have within us in pretty much unlimited capacity - if we nurture and develop them. This is not gobbledygook, this is not a quick fix, this is well researched and trialled within my book 7 Skills for the Future and within hundreds of awareness raising workshops I have run all over the world with all sorts of people in different industries. 

The purpose of this session is to introduce you to these skills - a snapshot - and to light a fire around harnessing and developing them every single day. 

Dates of Session: May 24, 2023 from 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Register here!

What Does It Cost?

A conference like this through a private company would cost $500 or more - and you can attend free of charge thanks to the generous support of U of T's Affinity Partners, Manulife, TD Insurance, and the AA&CC! Discover the benefits of UofT affinity products.


If you require accommodation, please email and we will work with you to make arrangements. 

Proudly sponsored by U of T affinity program partners Manulife and TD Insurance:

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