The career services at the iSchool include the resources, tools, and advice that all students and alumni can use to make career decisions that best fit their goals.
Services offered include:
Each month, from September to April, one or more career development topics will be discussed in a career workshop. These career development workshops are offered to all MI & MMSt students.
All workshops during the Fall 2016 term will be held in room 224. This is the list of iCareer workshops for the 2016-2017:
Career Options for MI students / Career Options for MMSt students
What are your career options with MI or MMSt degree? What skills and competencies do you need? Come to find out what you can do with your graduate degree and how to prepare for your dream job.
Resume & CV
Learn about various formats, strong vs. weak content, and the difference between a resume and a CV. Get tips on how to quickly and effectively tailor your resume for each position. See examples of successful resumes and learn the tools that you can use throughout your entire career.
Why do you need a cover letter? What is the difference between a cover letter and a resume? How do you tailor it for each position? See examples of successful cover letters and learn how to write them effectively.
How to Network
If you are reluctant about networking or you just want to check if you are doing all you can, come to this workshop and practice networking.
How to prepare for a job interview? What are the typical questions? Come to learn how to effectively answer interview questions.
LinkedIn & Portfolio
Do you need a LinkedIn profile? How do you create one and what do you do with it? What is your professional online presence? Come to talk about the importance of these tools for your career.
Panels and networking events with professionals in a variety of fields will be organized throughout the year. By attending these events, you will be able to connect and network with peers and alumni, and have a chance to ask specific questions about your professional development plan.
Associations as Your Gateway to Networking
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
4th floor, Inforum, iSchool
BIG EVENT! This is the 6th annual associations networking event, which is a unique opportunity to talk to information and museum professionals, including Managers and Directors of museums, libraries, archives, health institutions, law firms, and more. Come to learn how associations can assist you in your career development. All iSchool MI and MMSt students are invited.
List of participants from 2016:
AAO Archives Association of Ontario
AIIM Association for Information and Image Management
APRA Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement
ARLIS/NA Art Libraries Society of North America
ARMA Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Toronto Chapter
CALL Canadian Association of Law Libraries
CAML Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
COACH Canada’s Health Informatics Association
ISACA Information Systems Audit and Control Association
IxDA Interaction Design Association
KMIC Knowledge Management Institute of Canada
OLA Ontario Library Association
OMA GOEMP Ontario Museum Association, Group of Emerging Museum Professionals
SLA Special Libraries Association
TAAG Toronto Area Archivists’ Group
With delicious food and refreshments, spend two hours expanding your career network!
To get advice on career decisions, you can book individual consultations with the Careers Officer, to discuss career topics ranging from planning your career, to writing resumes and preparing for interviews. All sessions are confidential. No information is shared with any members of the Faculty of Information, or anyone else, except by written request of the student, or as required by law. Appointments are available during the week, and can be booked with the Careers Officer, Isidora Petrovic.
Career resources – list of career and job websites:
Information studies & archives-specific sites
The Partnership Job Board– Listings of available Canadian library and information sector positions, maintained by the Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada
ALA JobLIST – American Library Association JobLIST is the largest library and information science jobs database in North America
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) – Library and information science jobs available at academic institutions in North America
Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) – Job openings in the records management field in Toronto, and across Canada
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) – Offers a variety of career resources, including job listings of librarian positions in North American academic and research libraries
BA Jobs – Job listings for project management, business analyst, and information analyst type of roles in Toronto and across Canada
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) – Listings of available jobs for students and interns, as well as career opportunities, including positions at the CBC Digital Archives
Canadian Library Association – An excellent list of information-related jobs across Canada, and beyond
I Need a Library Job – Job listings and a list of web resources for information professionals, knowledge managers and those in related fields
Information and Records Management Society – Listings of records management jobs in the UK
LibJobs.com – Offers lists of US-based LIS jobs
Manitoba Library Association – Lists available library job postings within Manitoba, as includes a comprehensive listing of useful library job sites, career information resources, and resume-writing tips
National Archives – Includes information about jobs, internships, and volunteering opportunities available at the US National Archives
National Film Board of Canada (NFB) – Provides information about available NFB jobs, and the requirements needed to fill them
National Gallery of Canada – Frequently welcomes applications for internships at the Gallery’s library
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) – Lists various job boards for all types of library positions
Special Libraries Association-Toronto Chapter – Maintains a listing of career development resources, including Canadian and international job sites, sources of continuing education programs, and resume-writing tips
WoWJobs – Archives – Listing of archives jobs in Canada
WoWJobs – Records management – Listing of records management jobs in Canada
Information systems-specific sites
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) – Lists job postings for information science and technology careers in North America
Canadian National Railway Company – Offers a student hiring program, with internship and co-op opportunities in the IT field
Data Jobs – Lists job postings related to data scientist/analyst and similar roles
IBM – Offers student internships and summer work positions in the IT field.
JobBoom – Provides a Canadian searchable listing of IT and multimedia-related jobs
JobServe – Includes a page dedicated to the latest IT job openings in Canada
Simply Hired – Lists IT-related job postings within a number of Canadian organizations and institutions
Museum studies-specific sites
American Alliance of Museums – Lists available positions in all areas of museum work, primarily in the United States.
Art Job Online – Provides information, including job postings, for those interested in working in the arts. Registration is required to view job ads.
Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums – Features jobs in living history and outdoor museums, primarily in the state of Ohio.
Canadian Heritage Network (CHIN) – Partnership between CHIN and the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) provide this free service to help heritage employers find qualified candidates and help heritage workers find rewarding careers.
Canadian Museum of Civilization – Includes information about job and internship opportunities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Canadian War Museum.
Canadian Museum of Nature – Provides employment opportunities ranging from scientific research to collection management
Canada Science and Technology Museum – Features job opportunities at the the corporation’s three museums—the Canada Agriculture Museum, the Canada Aviation Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum
Creative City Network of Canada – Lists job opportunities in the arts and cultural sector
GlobalMuseum – Lists museum jobs in the United States, and elsewhere
Museum Employment Resource Center – Lists ads for jobs available mostly in the US
MuseumJobs.com – Posts job opportunities, primarily available in the UK and the US
Museum Market – Lists openings in museums across Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US
National Gallery of Canada – Lists job opportunities at the Gallery, and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography
Ontario Museum Association – Job postings are only available to OMA members with their membership ID and password
PreserveNet – Provides information on positions available primarily in the preservation, history, and archaeology fields, and offers occasional postings for museum jobs
New York Foundation for the Arts – Lists museum jobs in the state of New York
Smithsonian Institution’s Career Center – Displays job openings at the Smithsonian
Miscellaneous student job sites
Federal Public Service – Offers full-time government summer employment opportunities, as well as job opportunities for recent graduates
International Development Research Centre – Provides information on student jobs and general career opportunities
Job Postings – Lists jobs in a variety of sectors within Canada, including information technology and research management
Studentjobs.gov – Outlines a selection of current employment opportunities within the US Federal Government, including library and museum jobs
Ontario Public Service – Lists all types of jobs within the Ontario government
Ontario Internship Program – Offers internships for recent graduates in seven focus areas, including project management and Information and Information Technology
University of Toronto Career Centre – Provides career education and employment services to all U of T students and recent graduates across three campuses
Workopolis Campus – Lists over 10,000 summer, part-time, and entry-level full-time jobs, as well as internships and careers in a variety of fields
Young Canada Works – Offers job and internship opportunities in several areas, including heritage institutions, to students and recent graduates under the age of 30
Miscellaneous job sites
Academic Careers Online – Includes job searching functions, with categories for library science, and computer science/information technology
CareerBuilder – Lists job postings in a variety of fields
Charity Employers – Allows searching of Canadian and American non-profit, charitable, and faith-based jobs
Charity Village – Lists job postings within the Canadian non-profit sector
Cultural Careers Council Ontario – Postings for jobs, volunteer positions, and internships in the cultural sector
Culture Works – Features postings and information about Canadian cultural jobs
eHealthCareers.ca – Listings of health related work opportunities across Canada
Eluta – Specializes in searching new job opportunity announcements across Canada
Monster.ca – Offers a searchable database of job opportunities in Canada, including those in the information professions.
National Research Council Canada – Offers employment opportunities in a wide range of fields, including the information field
Opportunity Knocks – Allows for job searching by keyword; includes postings in the heritage fields
Service Canada – Offers information on a variety of resources for job-seekers in the public or private sector such as: job banks (including student job banks); government job information; and, career planning tools.
True Careers – Lists US-based jobs, including a variety of information-related job postings.
Working In Canada – Provides job seekers, workers, and those who are new to the Canadian labourmarket, with the information required to make informed decisions about where to live and work. Useful for job searches and career decision-making.
Workopolis – Includes many job postings in the library, archives, and information technology fields across Canada.
WorkinfoNet – Links users to Canadian job banks and employment resources, organized by province
Other career resources
Archives & Museums Informatics – Provides information on conferences, consulting, publishing, and training for cultural heritage professionals
Conference on Information and Knowledge Management – Includes details about past, present, and future conferences and workshops devoted to emerging areas of database management, IR and related fields
Curriculum Vitae and Related Letters – Offers information about when to include a CV in a job application, and provides sample cover letters
Information Science Conferences Worldwide – Lists upcoming events in information science, library science, and related fields
Information Today – Provides a schedule of US information-related conferences
Library Conference Planner – Lists all library-related conferences taking place in Canada, the US, and around the world
Library Networking – Offers a list of journals, blogs, associations, and conferences pertinent to library workers and information professionals
Library Networking Group – Includes blogs, forums, groups, and podcasts that serve as an electronic meeting space for libraries and the information profession
Library Science List (LSL) – Includes articles, statistics, interviews, videos, and other relevant information for the library science field written by librarians around the world
Museum Conference Calendar – Lists museums-related conferences taking place in the US
Museum Market – Includes a listing of museum conferences, seminars, and workshops taking place worldwide
Museum Science Conferences Worldwide – Lists upcoming events in museum science, heritage, preservation, archiving, and related fields
Quintessential Careers – Offers a guide to job interviewing resources