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Career Industry Trends and Events – December 19, 2017

Submitted on Monday, December 18, 2017

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range of industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, top organizations to work at, to career exploration strategies. Events are external to the iSchool and will often take place in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

For questions related to this information, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer,

Industry Trends:


This article presents an infographic that displays information on the top cities with the most start-up activity in the world. Among them are three Canadian Cities: Toronto, Vancouver, and Waterloo.


This article discusses the top 25 companies to work for in Canada as stated by Glassdoor, and how Shopify is among them.


December 19

Cogeco Job Fair – Meet The Employer

Concentration: All
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: The Centre for Skills Development & Training, 3350 South Service Road, Burlington, ON L7N 3M6
Fee: Free

Description: Cogeco provides exciting and challenging career growth for those seeking a fast paces, forward-thinking and innovative organization in which to succeed.

Remember to bring your resume!

December 20

Information Session on Technology Commercialization Course

Concentration: ISD, CT
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 11 Arboretum Lane, Toronto, ON M3J
Fee: Free

Description: Technology Commercialization Course Overview: Economic value from their research, and attracting research. However, technology utility, by itself, is not sufficient to achieve commercial success. This course helps technologists understand the complex issues around enhancing the value proposition of novel technologies, and overcoming barriers to adoption through strategic partnerships or venture creation.

Young Professionals Networking by The Hip Haus

Concentration: All
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Thompson Toronto, 550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4
Fee: Free

Description: The Hip Haus is an organization that exists to empower young professionals in the GTA and help the growth of local business. As young professionals it is sometimes difficult to network with other like minded individuals, get good career advice or simply make connections with others you may be able to help or get help from. The Hip Haus is committed to providing FREE social gatherings in an atmosphere where such networking can take place.

December 21

Polish Your Resume – Get a Job! One-on-one Consultation

Concentration: All
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Toronto Public Library – Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Room number will be emailed to you after registration
Fee: $25

Description: This consultation is an invitation to drastically improve your resume so you receive invitations for interviews and have the ultimate goal carried out – get that desired job!

Our Career Coach Larysa Grant will reveal secrets to a resume that becomes a magnet to fantastic jobs. She brings in experience in recruitment and career coaching, both in Canada and internationally.


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