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Career Industry Trends and Events – January 15, 2017

Submitted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range 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,

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January 17

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.

January 19

YNCN Winter Career Fair 2018

Concentration: All
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
Fee: Free
Description: Are you looking for a summer, PEY, or full-time job opportunity? If so, then the Winter Career Fair is just for you! With companies for every discipline, the You’re Next Career Network is here to help you take control of your future. Join us on January 19, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm at MaRS Discovery District (101 College St) to connect with more than 65 amazing employers! Google, Microsoft, BMO, PwC, and Dufferin are here looking for students like you.

You’re invited, so make sure you dress up because professional photography will be available. Fix up your resume and perfect your elevator pitch: you’re next!

January 26

WORKING FOR CHANGE: Connecting the Dots: From Degree to Career

Concentration: All
Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location:  William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.
Fee: Free
Description: Join us for a post-conference workshop on how you can use your experiences and degree to work in the field of social justice and beyond. Gain insight and develop your plans on how to leverage your U of T degree to make a difference in the world.

Info Session – Data Analyst in Health Care and Financial Industry

Concentration: ISD/KMIM/CIPS
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location:  20 Eglinton Avenue East #390, Toronto, ON M4P 1A6
Fee: Free
Description: Learn more about becoming a data analyst in Health Care and Financial Industry. Healthcare analysts compile important medical data through the use of computer-based applications. They work full-time (most of the time) at health care agencies or hospitals gathering, compiling, building, validating, and analyzing data needed by the company. The data can then be used to understand the current trends in the health care system also to make well-informed decisions.

January 30

Jay Vidyarthi: The Role of Mindfulness in Design Activism

Concentration: UXD
Time: 12:30 PM
Location:  BCIT, 5TH Floor
Fee: Free
Description: In the past few years, we’ve witnessed powerful unintended consequences of modern technology. Researchers and journalists have been publishing about the pitfalls of an attention economy, the internet as an echo chamber, social media’s effects on mental health, a lack of inclusive design, and more. The hype around an internet utopia seems to be fading. As technologists, it’s becoming more important for us to acknowledge how our context, values and perspectives manifest in the ideas, products, systems, and services we create.

Summit 2018

Concentration: ARM/Museum/LIS
Time: 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM
Location: Royal Ontario Museum
Fee: Free
Description: We are interested in your ideas! Drawing from both panelists and participants, the “Taking it to the Next Level” Summit will develop a collective approach to strategic collaboration and visibility. Speakers will include Senator Patricia E. Bovey, Daphne Wood (Greater Victoria Public Library), Robert Spickler (formerly of the Canadian Conference of the Arts), Andrea Cohen Barrack (TD Corporation) and Chris Kitzan (Canadian Aviation and Space Museum), among others. Discussions will provide the opportunity to explore how GLAMS can demonstrate their value beyond the immediate sector.

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