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Career Industry Trends and Events – March 6th 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, March 06, 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:

The Future of the Canadian Workforce in the Digital Society
Today’s labour market relies heavily on technology and requires skills and competencies that may vary from simply using an online form to apply for work, to writing a sophisticated computer program.

Underqualified? Overqualified?
I have been applying for jobs for the past six months and getting nowhere. I can’t apply for senior positions because I don’t have the years of experience, but I also can’t get an entry-level job. What should I do?

Interview Etiquette
The phrase, “Actions speak louder than words” is true. Most communication takes place nonverbally. In addition to preparing your answers for the interview, also prepare how you will act before, during, and after the interview. Another common phrase, “It’s not what you say but how you say it,” also holds a lot of truth.


March 7th

UofT Biotech, Pharma & Healthcare Career Fair
Concentration: ISD/UXD
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Interested in exploring careers in the Pharma, Biotech, and Health Care industry? What’s in it for me? Learn about co-op, paid internships and new grad opportunities! Meet and network with company reps who are hiring.

March 13th

JLABS @ Toronto

Concentration: ISD/UXD
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: JLABS @ Toronto, MaRS Centre, West Tower, 661 University Avenue, Suite 1300

JLABS @ Toronto invites members of the U of T community to a special Spotlight event. Learn about Johnson & Johnson Innovation and what JLABS has to offer entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health sectors. Hear from three University of Toronto alumni as they share their journeys from students to entrepreneurs.

Event will include:

  • An overview of JLABS
  • Presentations by representatives of Ardra, Winterlight Labs, and Enrich Bioscience
  • Tour of JLABS @Toronto’s cutting-edge facility

March 21st 

Intel Tour

Concentration: ISD/UXD

Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: 150 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

On Thursday, March 22nd, from 12:30 to 4:00pm visit Intel ( and learn from professionals about what it’s like to work at a global, multi-cultural organization with a diverse workforce in the field of technology development. During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with professionals about their careers since graduation. Register through the CLN St. George Career Centre Events & Workshops Calendar by Monday, March 12th at midnight. Questions? Email

Exciting Jobs


Closes on Wednesday, March 07, 2018
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Part Time

Start work now!

The Faculty of Information needs a part-time writer/reporter/researcher from now until the end of April. In this role, you will put out a weekly newsletter, and help write and research articles for Informed magazine and the Faculty’s website.

You should be a student at the Faculty of Information and have experience writing news articles, newsletters and/or blog posts.

Expect 10 to 15 hours per week of work. If you are eligible, you can also apply to the similar job that will probably be offered as part of the Summer Work Study program.

Please send three writing samples along with your CV to by midnight on March 7th.

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