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Career Trends & Events– September 11th, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Career Trends & Events– September 11th, 2018

On this page, you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, 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 the Careers Office Research Assistant.

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

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  1. Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
    Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
    Location: Seminar Room, 214 College Street, Toronto, ON
    Concentration: ISD

Description:  Advanced Analytics Information

“Data is the new oil and analytics is the new combustion engine”

Are you interested in launching your career in Advanced Analytics with a leading international financial services group?   At Manulife/John Hancock, Advanced Analytics is a change agent. We are a business partner that helps with transforming the company using analytics to drive insight, action and value in everything Manulife/John Hancock does. The teams work closely with business leaders, build business cases and quantify the business value of the opportunity to the organization.  Manulife/John Hancock’s Advanced Analytics team is currently seeking highly motivated Master’s and Ph.D. candidates in Math or Stats / Business / Computer Science or related programs to apply for a comprehensive Advanced Analytics Development Program (AADP). This 24-month program with 2-3 placements/rotations in data scientist roles provides graduates with exposure to multi-dimensional, complex analytic initiatives across all lines of business: insurance, retirement, wealth management and investments; with global geographies: US, Canada, Asia and centralized functions such as Workforce, Finance, Compliance and Branding. Applicable University of Toronto candidates join Manulife’s Advanced Analytics leadership team to learn more about AADP and discuss how you can join our growing advanced analytics function to help shape the future of analytics.

Exciting Job

Library Assistant Volunteers – Hart House Library
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Library Assistant Volunteers – Hart House Library

Hart House Library is seeking volunteers for the fall and/or winter semesters. As a volunteer at Hart House, you will play a vital role in the daily functioning and upkeep of the library. You will also have the unique opportunity to lead and participate in ongoing major projects that support the library’s goals and initiatives. Hart House library is a non-circulating library that operates mainly through volunteers. Come join one of the most unique and inspiring libraries at the University of Toronto and build your experience!

As a volunteer, you will:

Shelve books and shelf read
Staff the front desk and answer questions from patrons
Be assigned to or suggest special projects based on your interest and enthusiasm
Be a member of one or more of our executive committees (acquisitions, exhibits, social media, and library improvement). Examples of responsibilities include:
Suggesting acquisitions for the library
Participating in creating book displays and library exhibits
Contributing to social media content


An interest in learning about libraries and library functions
The ability to work independently and with a team
University of Toronto students preferred
We require a commitment of 2-3 hours/week, at a time that fits your schedule.

To apply, please send an email to with your resume and a brief statement about why you are interested in volunteering at Hart House Library.

Deadline: September 30th, 2018

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