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Career Trends & Events – October 27, 2020

Submitted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Event: MaRS Mornings Online: Peter Kalen of Flexiti Financial
Organization: MaRS
Date: October 28, 2020
About:  You’re invited to the next edition of MaRS Mornings, this time with Peter Kalen of Flexiti Fiancial, one of Canada’s premiere startups for point-of-sale (POS) financing and payment solutions.  Peter will talk about becoming an entrepreneur after decades in the corporate world, how Flexiti won over thousands of retailers across the country, and what excites him as tech leader going forward.

Who Should Attend
Current and aspiring entrepreneurs
Anyone interested in Canada’s fintech and startup communities

Event: CV & Personal Statement Event
Organization: Career Exploration and Education
Registration: Register now on the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx)
Date: November 5th, 2020
About:  Build a personal schedule, choose from:

  • Mini workshops: Pre-recorded 15 minute workshops covering fundamental CV, Resumes and Personal Statement development tips
  • Live Q & A sessions: Have questions about preparing your documents? Connect with a facilitator and get your questions answered!
  • A digital writing space: Make progress on completing your application documents. We’ll help keep you accountable to your goals.
  • 1:1 Appointments: Meet with a Career Services staff or Writing Instructor for a 15min review your personal statement or CV

The Centre for International Experience offers a wide variety of workshops and information sessions, including, but not limited to “Working in Canada”, “Co-op Work Permit”, and “Post-Graduation Work Permit”.  Please follow this link and expand the “Program Registration” menu option for a list of the upcoming workshops.


  1. Career Start – Resource Referral (20 min online appointment)
    Want to know more about everything Career Exploration & Education has to offer? Are you super busy and don’t have the time to explore all of our resources and programming to figure out what would help the most?
    Meet with a peer career advisor who will help you clarify your career question(s) and highlight specific programs, services, and resources that meet your unique need(s) and career goals! Think of a peer career advisor as your personal concierge to Career Exploration & Education.

    To book a Career Start appointment: Login to, then click appointments > Career Exploration & Education > Book Career Appointments > Career Start

  2. Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR): Call for Reviewers
    Interested in gaining peer-review experience? Interested in supporting undergraduate research?
    The Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research invites applications to assist in our peer-review process.  We are looking for new reviewers to join our team. The reviewers can be graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are knowledgeable in their fields. CJUR is a journal created by undergraduate students for undergraduate students, in hopes of providing an accessible platform for young researchers to gain experience in academic publishing. If we receive an article that aligns with the reviewer’s field of study, we would contact them via email, and they can choose whether they have time to review the paper or not. Each paper should take no more than 1-2 hours to review. The reviewer’s job would be to provide feedback to the student, by advising them on how to improve their writing for current and future journal submissions.

    Eligibility: Current Graduate Students or Post-Doctoral Fellows
    Deadline: Rolling, preferably by the end of August
    How to Apply: Email with your CV and field of expertise

Please register on the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx) –, or through the organization links. Spaces are limited; registration is required. After registering, and before the event, registered individuals will receive a link to participate.  Please check the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network often to see the most up to date schedule of events.

Prior to attending a recruitment information session, please read the Student Guide to Recruitment Information Sessions.

Organization Date Time Location
Scotiabank: Options @ Tangerine October 30, 2020 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Online
Analysis Group November 3, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Online
Explore RBC November 4, 2020 3:00 PM -7:00 PM Online
Bell November 11, 2020 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Online
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