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Career Trends & Events – August 13th, 2019  

Submitted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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, to 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, at


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  1. Policy n’ Pub: Intern Edition 2.0

Date: Thursday, August 15th from 4:00-6:00pm

Presenters: Brookfield Institute and the Business/Higher Education Roundtable

About this Session:
The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) and the Business/Higher Education Roundtable are looking to bring together interns who work in the policy, advocacy, or non-profit space to connect and expand their networks.

This time around, our friend Sunil Johal will be giving a brief talk on what it’s like working in the policy space followed by a Q&A. If you are interested in a casual networking event and want to hear from other interns and professionals in the policy community then come join us at The Wickson Social on August 15. A new element to this sequel event is the attendance of established professionals, invited by BHER and BII+E to interact with the interns and provide them with their professional advice. If you wish to hear first-hand advice on to enter the policy field or have any career-oriented questions – asking an established professional is a good place to start!

This event only has limited tickets so hurry + claim yours fast so you don’t miss out on this exclusive experience!


  1. Consulting Analyst – New Grads summer 2020 (Job ID: 149623)
    CLOSES ON: August 25, 2019
    EMPLOYER: Marsh & McLennan Companies
    LOCATION: Toronto
    APPLY: submit your cover letter, one-page resume, and university transcripts (all in PDF format) via our website at (Careers Section)

What a typical day looks like:

  • Provide quantitative and qualitative analytical support to senior consultants and project teams
  • Analyze clients’ strategic, financial, and organizational information to provide insights into the development of people strategies and solutions
  • Conduct research and perform financial analyses of industry sectors and client peer groups to understand business strategy, corporate performance, compensation and rewards practices and trends
  • Design and implement executive, workforce, and sales compensation structures and incentive plans to align pay and performance with corporate strategic objectives
  • Develop and implement job evaluation systems, performance management programs, and pay equity strategy
  • Collaborate with project teams on the most effective ways to structure analyses and present information in a meaningful way to meet client objectives
  1. 2. Software Developer – New Grad (Job ID: 149485)
    CLOSES ON: August 24, 2019
    EMPLOYER: IXL Learning
    LOCATION: Toronto
    PAYMENT: TBD, 35+hrs/wk

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 7 million students worldwide, is seeking Software Developers who have a passion for technology and education. You will be helping us build the tools needed to provide highly-demanded new integrations for IXL’s largest school districts.

Job Description:

  • Design, implement, test, deploy, and refine a large set of integrations (standardized and custom) and internal tools while improving development efficiency
  • Find and use the best technologies to add features to our products
  • Implement data exchange methods and standards and develop prototypes in collaboration with product management and third-party partners as necessary
  • Work in a fast-paced, agile environment to ensure timely delivery of high-quality, meaningful solutions
  • Help to mature existing and develop new standardized processes around IXL’s technical implementations; contribute to the vision and design of a next-generation integration platform

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • A solid grasp of general programming principles
  • Excellent programming skills in Java or other object-oriented language
  • Ability to work both independently and with a wide variety of teams
  • Knowledge of Java, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, React, Linux, and Git is a plus
  • Passion for improving education through technology
  1. Docent (Museum Guide) – Job ID: 148907
    CLOSES ON: August 22, 2019
    EMPLOYER: Bata Shoe Museum
    LOCATION: Toronto
    PAYMENT: Volunteer Position
    APPLY: email your cover letter and resume to Andrea Field (Manager of Education and Volunteer Resources):

Volunteer docents serve visitors to the Bata Shoe Museum by presenting accurate information of the history of the museum, the collection, and the architecture of the building. They deliver interactive educational programs that provide an enjoyable and meaningful experience for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability. Guided tours are 1 to 1.5 hours in length.

Skills Required:

  • Age 18+
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable with public speaking
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Ability to learn accurate, detailed information and present it effectively to diverse audiences
  • An interest in history, art, fashion, culture, and/or education
  • Basic computer skills, including the use of email
  • Experience using tablets/iPads an asset
  • Courtesy, respect, and patience with visitors
  • Experience teaching, previous gallery or museum experience an asset
  • Energy and enthusiasm!


New volunteers will receive training on the skills and responsibilities of docents, including presentation techniques, tips on working with various age groups, grade K-12 curriculum connections, object-based learning, gallery and hands-on collection content, and program policies. Volunteers will be invited to participate in additional in-service training and docent enrichment opportunities throughout the year. One-on-one support from BSM Education staff is always available!

The Introductory Docent Training Program consists of ten (10) sessions and meets twice weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8pm. Training begins on Monday, September 23, 2019. Please note that sessions will not be held the week of October 14, 2019.

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