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Career Trends & Events – November 12, 2019

Submitted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019


5 Keys to Dealing with Workplace Conflict
The ability to recognize conflict, understand the nature of conflict, and to be able to bring swift and just resolution to conflict will serve you well as a leader – the inability to do so may well be your downfall.

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work
Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage the exchange so that it goes as smoothly as possible?


  1. Careers in Education and the Non-Profit Sector
    About:  U of T’s Centre for Community Partnerships and Career Exploration and Education presents an evening of conversation and reflections with professionals and community leaders about careers in the public and non-profit sectors!   Through a panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn about the sector, and gain insight on how to get involved with and find work in this area. After the panel discussion, we will be asking the panelists to rotate from table to table for more informal “speed networking” conversations with students, followed by small group reflections on your own volunteer experiences.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:30 PM
Register: Please log in to the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLN) to find additional information and to register.

  1. Mock interviews with Employers: FDM Group
    About: The Mock Interviews with Employers program is designed to improve students’ interviewing, communication and networking skills which are all essential in a professional environment. A practice interview with real industry professionals will be followed by a reflection period and informal networking. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and recent graduates who have attended other Career Exploration & Education activities and would like to hone their skills. FDM Group is the market leader in the recruitment, training and deployment of IT and business professionals, launching the careers of thousands of graduates each year. Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Register: Please log in to the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLN) to find additional information and to register.

  1. Data & AI Marketing Event
    About: Data & AI Marketing Toronto is the must-attend event for data-driven marketers at the forefront of implementing cutting edge strategies and technologies. Join us in Toronto this December. Each stage features experts from diverse industries that rely on data-driven decision making. Who knows what piece of wisdom or radical idea will make its way back to your office? Over 60 high caliber speakers and 35 exhibitors compliment over 1,000 VP’s, Senior Directors and Senior Managers at Data & AI Marketing Toronto. You never know who you’ll meet. Each stage and expo hall is an opportunity for you to network with the people who really matter.

Where: Hyatt Regency Toronto
Date: December 2nd-3rd
Register Here:


  1. Design Thinking Experience Program
    About:  Join the Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture and Innovation Hub’s 10-week Design Thinking Experience Program with fellow students and U of T staff! In this series you’ll have the opportunity to learn design thinking by working on real projects that aim to enhance campus life.

Program details:  The program runs Thursday mornings from January 9, 2020 to March 19, 2020. By the end of this program, participants will learn and gain hands-on experience with:

  •          Various models of design thinking
  •          Empathy & design thinking
  •          Equity & ethics in design thinking
  •          Culture change & strategy in a U of T context
  •          Data collection methods including interviews, observations & alternative methods
  •          Transcription & data analysis
  •          Ideation & prototyping
  •          Testing & implementation
  •          Reporting & presenting design based research projects

The first step to participate is to join one of the upcoming information sessions:

Online Information Session: Tuesday November 19th from 1-2pm

Where: Zoom (details to be sent to registrants)
Register online by November 15th

In-Person Information Session: Friday November 22nd from 9-10am

Where: room 610, 215 Huron St.
Register online by November 15th

How to apply:
Applications will open in late November. Additional information about the application process will be provided in the November information sessions. Please direct any questions to

  1. Volunteer at the 2020 OLA Super Conference 

The 2020 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference is seeking enthusiastic students and recent graduates to fill volunteer shifts. The OLA Super Conference volunteer opportunities run from January 28 to 31, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and is a great opportunity to network, gain exposure to a wide variety of libraries and information work, learn new skills, and attend Canada’s largest conference for library professionals.

The registration link to volunteer will be active on Wednesday, December 4, and it is located on this web page of the conference website: 

Space is limited, so sign up early! For more information please contact   

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