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Career Industry Trends and Events – March 12, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, March 13, 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, 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:

 Toronto Public Library launches ‘On Civil Society’ series to help us get out of our social-media bubbles. The series will consist of thousands of free events running until fall 2019, from “flagship” speakers at the Toronto Reference Library to workshops on media literacy and how to run for public office.

Federal budget highlights: Twelve things you need to know. From gender equality and parental leave, to research funding and small business tax reform, here are the key items in the federal budget.

Networking is Just Chatting. Networking. Just seeing the word is enough to make your palms sweaty and your mouth dry. When someone brings up the idea, you begin looking for a way to escape. But networking is essential to advancing in your career.

What’s The Best Way To Respond To A Rejection Letter?. Dear Liz, I had a job interview for my dream job on Friday of last week. The interview went really well. It is a firm where I really want to work.

Principles in Action: Framing Career Development as a Lifelong Process. With a goal of bringing greater clarity and consistency to our national conversations about career development, CERIC developed a set of Guiding Principles of Career Development that have been enthusiastically embraced across Canada. These eight Guiding Principles are intended as a starting point to inform discussions with clients, employers, funders, policymakers and families.


March 15th & 16th

Venture Out Conference
Time: All day
Concentration: ISD/UXD
Location: MaRS Discovery District

Venture Out is Canada’s first conference for LGBTQA+ students and young professionals interested in careers in tech and entrepreneurship. Every year, we gather together with startups, speakers, and thought leaders from across Canada at MaRS Discovery District for workshops, receptions, panels, and networking opportunities.

Join us, and help build a more diverse and inclusive future.

March 20th

Deloitte Day @ UofT
Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Concentration: All
Location: Kruger Hall, Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street, Toronto, ON

Deloitte Day is a brand new on-campus event where you can meet our team and chat with us about how you can make an impact across our entire organization.

But wait… we are not your typical firm, and this is not your typical employer event! Take a stretch break, grab some swag, and sip on a smoothie while you hang out with us and learn how Deloitte is growing the world’s best leaders so you can achieve the impact you seek, faster.

Exciting Jobs

Collections Practicum – Walter Phillips Gallery

Closes on Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity
Banff, AB



This hands-on opportunity allows an individual to work with the Walter Phillips Gallery’s curator. The participant will receive direct mentorship on collections management practices and registrar duties that support the gallery’s collection of over 1,800 works. The practicum candidate will have access to the archives and collection of Walter Phillips Gallery, to foster research opportunities for other public presentations of this material. This practicum role complements studies in museum studies, art history, and curatorial practice.

Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at formal and informal lectures and discussion groups. The work portion of the experience will primarily focus on activities that fall in line with the participant’s learning objectives and the ongoing activities of Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff International Curatorial Institute, and the Creative Residency program.

What does the program offer?

Benefits to the participant include practical experience working with a large public collection, participation in the day-to-day operations of a gallery, as well as enhanced communication skills, critical thinking, and teamwork. In addition to the work component of the program, one day each week is dedicated to the participant’s personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives.

Who should apply?

The collections practicum in Walter Phillips Gallery is designed for emerging arts administrators wishing to gain professional experience, and expand and develop their careers and capabilities.

The candidate should have sound skills in Word processing and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as written correspondence in English. Occasionally the practicum will be required to assist in the installation of exhibitions alongside the curator, attend public events programmed by the gallery, and engage with gallery visitors at the gallery desk one day per week.

Practitioners from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

More information and how to apply:

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