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Career Trends & Events—Nov. 6th, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Career Trends & Events—Nov. 6th, 2018

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.

This piece is compiled weekly by a Careers Office Research Assistant.

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

Career Trends

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Professional Associations Networking Event—Save the Date!

Date: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
            Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM
            Location: Inforum, Faculty of Information (140 St. George Street, Toronto)

“This year, the Faculty of Information will be hosting our 8th annual Professional Associations Networking Event! This event serves as a great opportunity to connect or reconnect with professional associations in areas related to information science and museums. Past attendees have included:

  • Ontario Library Association
  • Ontario Museum Association
  • Special Libraries Association
  • Knowledge Management Institute of Canada
  • Toronto Area Archivists’ Group
  • Toronto Health Libraries Association
  • TorCHI
  • International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology”

Take your chance to meet former students working in a variety of fields, learn about and join associations and their events, programs, and services, and above all network!

This event is free and there will be food and refreshments! No need to bring any materials, though if you do want to, or if you have any questions, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer, at

Register here!

Finding Full-Time Work

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
            Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
            Location: Student Success Seminar Room – Koeffler Student Services Centre (214 College)

“The search for full time work is a dynamic, often complex process. This session will equip you with resources, tools, and strategies that will assist you in locating and pursuing a full-time job.”

Please make sure you register and arrive on time or early—you may be denied entrance after start time. If you can’t come, cancel, as a waitlist will form, and waitlisted students will be welcomed on a first-come-first-served basis. Bring your T-Card—UofT students and recent grads only!

Register on the CLN before 9AM on the 14th!

Exciting Jobs

Program and Events Research Assistant

Location: Toronto, ON
            Application Deadline: Rolling until filled
            Organization: McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto iSchool
            Pay: $20.00 / hr. 8-10 hrs / week
            Application: email (see below)

“The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology has one (1) Program and Events Research Assistant (RA) position available for a qualified full-time University of Toronto PhD or Masters level graduate student.

The RA will assist the Director of the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology (Professor Sarah Sharma) in event and research activities at the McLuhan Centre for the 2018/2019 programing year which ends April 30 2019.

The RA is expected to work approximately 8-10 hours a week.  The RA will:

  • Provide promotional and organizational support for Monday Night Seminars (8 more seminars this academic year)
  • Assist in the promotion and organization of symposia and other events
  • Provide organizational support to McLuhan Centre Working Groups projects
  • Manage Website and Social Media

We are looking for applicants with strong organizational skills, experience in collaborative work, and event planning. Experience and interest in communication and media studies or a related field are an asset.

The RA will start as soon as they are hired with an initial contract of 3 months with a possibility of renewal. Salary is $20/hour. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Applications are reviewed starting immediately on a rolling basis until position is filled. Please send an email indicating interest and a CV to”

Project Assistant

Location: Toronto, ON
            Application Deadline: Sunday, November 25, 2018
            Organization: MyOffice – Head Office
            Pay: $15.00 / hour. Part-time.
            Application link: on the CLN, Job ID 131948


“We are seeking energetic, goal driven individuals to help us grow our team to the next level. This is an entry level position, for someone who has customer service experience, in a sales related capacity.

Preference for individuals who have had previous recent experience in the hospitality industry and are seeking a career change towards a more stable office environment.”


  • The right attitude and personality to succeed through hard work and discipline
  • Positive mindset
  • Willingness to learn continuously and grow with our company
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Computer skills; graphic design an asset
  • Ability to multitask and time management and coordination skills.
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