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Career Trends & Events – November 10, 2020

Submitted on Tuesday, November 10, 2020


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Event: The Future of Work Speaker Series
Date: November 19, 2020

About:  What will your future career look like? How will you land a job in the new online recruitment? How are industries changing and what does this mean for your future prospects? Join the Future of Work Speaker Series to talk directly with alumni and employers about their views on the future of work. Designed to offer you flexibility to attend the online sessions you are most interested in, these tailored small-group conversations will help you connect with professionals.

Ask your questions. Gain future insights. Register today.

This event will NOT be recorded to encourage active engagement and ensure everyone feels comfortable asking questions in the event.

Registration is required to receive all event links! Please check your email.

Check out the Future of Work Student Guide to learn more about how to best prepare for the event.

Event Schedule
Session 1 @ 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

  #   Topic
1 Accessibility and accommodations in the online career world with Melissa Graham (MSW 2010)
2 Career skills in uncertain times with Jennifer Adams (EdD 1996)
3 Strategies for networking online with Justin Zelnicker (BA 2019)
4 Future of printing and publishing industry with Michelle Robles, Gulshan Chadda and Navjot Kaila

Session 2 @ 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

  #   Topic
5 Career planning for an uncertain future with Jason Parker (MA 1993; MEd 2015)
6 Self-advocacy at work: how to have tough conversations with a supervisor with Annie Izmirliyan (BA 2003 UTSC)
7 Sustaining career resilience and mental well-being with Ranziba Nehrin (BA 2015 UTSC)
8 Why the future of work needs Indigenous inclusion and worldviews with Jon Davey

Session 3 @ 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

  #   Topic
9 Sustaining career resilience & mental well-being while getting experience during an economic downturn with Darcie Dixon (BA 2009 Trin) and Kristin Loeper
10 Integrating your passion for equity, diversity, inclusion and access into the workplace with Arman Hamidian (BSc 2020)
11 The impact of technology on recruitment practices with Marina Marchanka
12 Using an entrepreneurial mindset to navigate your future career with Juha Mikkola (BCom 2004 Trin) and Johanna Mikkola (BA 2005 UC)



MMST: Visitor Studies Association
Each year, the Visitor Studies Association selects several outstanding students or recent graduates interested in the field to receive scholarships to attend our annual conference. In light of COVID-19, our 2020 Student Scholars are delaying their in-person meeting until 2021, but we hope they become familiar faces and names even in our current virtual context. Click here to learn more about each of our Student Scholars and other information on engaging with the professional development opportunities via the VSA.


Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme
This is a 2-year learning journey that will take you through a minimum of three job rotations, with at least one based in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and another in one of our global affiliates.

Museums and the Web MW21 Conference Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
MW21 are collecting applications for volunteer positions; apply by December 1, 2020.

In return for volunteering at the MW21 conference, Museums and the Web will waive the registration fee associated with your attendance at the conference.  Further details about the conference available here.

Please Note: Interested students are to volunteer virtually; travelling internationally for University-related activities is not permitted at this time. As of September 28, 2020, the University of Toronto has extended the cancellation of future University activity to international locations for all students until April 30, 2021. University activities abroad on or after May 1, 2021 are scheduled to continue at this time, but please keep in mind that conditions created by the pandemic may require changes.

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