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Career Trends & Events—November 13th, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, November 13, 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

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City Building: Careers with Impact

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
            Time: 12:30PM – 3:30PM
            Location: The Great Hall, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)

“What makes a city great? Join us for an afternoon of food and thoughtful career conversation. Talk to community partners and organizational representatives about their unique career journeys and the positive impacts they are making in the GTA.

“Learn about diverse career pathways, industry trends, and employment opportunities that will help you and start planning for an impactful career.”

Event partners: Career Exploration and Education, Centre for Community Partnerships, Geography and Planning, Hart House, Hart House Social Justice Committee, School of Cities, Urban Studies Program

Register on the CLN’s event calendar here!

Boston Consulting Group ADC Recruiting

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
            Time: 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
            Location: Room MSB2170, Medical Sciences Building

“Calling all Advanced Degree Candidates (ADC)! Are you working towards a PhD, JD, MD, or Post-Doc degree, and are interested in a business career? If so, you should consider a career in management consulting.

“ADCs who plan to begin working full time in 2020 are now welcome to apply for a 10 week summer internship that will take place in 2019. Join us on campus at our Toronto and Montreal Connection Events to learn more about this and other opportunities, and register for our virtual Application Writing Workshop.”

Register here!

Careers in Insurance

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
            Time: 1:00PM – 2:30 PM
            Location: Rotman Commerce Community Room (252 Bloor Street, 4th Floor)

“What are you looking for in a summer job, internship, or ultimately your career? Building relationships?  Variety? Working with data?  Stability? Making decisions or solving problems? Opportunity to challenge yourself and advance?  If you answered yes to any of these, insurance might be for you!

25,000 industry professionals are expected to retire in the next 5 years.  So, there is definitely opportunity for talented, creative, and motivated people to join this vital and stable sector!

You might think that insurance is focused solely on sales. It’s not.

Insurance touches virtually everything we do and is at the forefront of game changing issues– climatic change, the sharing economy (e.g. Uber and Air BnB), cyber security, and big data to name a few.  So, the industry needs a wide array of professionals in marketing, risk analysis, claims management, investigations, underwriting, actuarial, sales, and loss prevention…Not to mention roles in finance, data science and analytics, IT, HR, accounting, and operations to meet the needs of consumers.

Join us on November 21st to learn more, connect, and network with industry professionals from leading industry partners in the region.”

Please respect the dress code attire (business casual) and do not be late or you will not be permitted to attend the event. Tips:

Register here by clicking on the event on Nov. 21 and scrolling down to ‘Event Sign Up’.

Exciting Jobs

Teacher’s Assistant Winter 2019 – Emergency Posting!

Location: University of Toronto Scarborough
            Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
            Posted By: Dr. Kenzie Burchell, Asst. Prof. of Media, Journalism, and Digital Cultures
            Pay: $45.33/hr + 4% vacation pay
Application Link Here

“The following teaching assistant positions are available in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough for the Winter 2019 academic session. The jobs are posted in accordance with the Collective Agreement between The Governing Council of the University of Toronto and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902 (unit 1). Please note that the positions below are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

Duties of this position shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

“If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact Milene Neves (

 “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.”


Course Code, Title and Description Timetable Course



Number of

Positions (est.)

Hours Qualifications Duties
ACMB02H3S Methods of Inquiry and Investigation for ACM Programs


An introduction to investigative research methods where the humanities and social sciences meet including visual, documentary, ethnographic, interview and other qualitative tools for analyzing social and cultural practices. Students develop skills to identify research inquiries, formulate approaches to investigate, locate, collect and learn from data, analyze evidence, and communicate results.

TUT 01

FR 9-10


TUT 02

FR 10-11


TUT 03

TH 4-5


TUT 04

TH 5-6


TUT 05

TH 6-7



25 per tutorial 2-3 95 – 145 hours MA or PhD candidate (preferred) in any social science discipline. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of course subject matter. One year of prior teaching/TA experience. Attend 2-hour lecture (WE 1-3) and conduct weekly 1-hour tutorials focused on the development of students’ ability in critical thinking and writing for research, as well as research design, and methods. General teaching duties, including leading tutorial discussions and commenting on, work shopping and grading student papers and exams.


Interested applicants should submit an electronic cover letter outlining qualifications 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, search Off-Campus Jobs, 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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