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Career Trends & Events– September 24th, 2018

Submitted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Career Trends & Events– September 24th, 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,

Career Trends

Preparing for Job Season. Academics who have recently been on the job market know that “job season” can actually extend over several seasons. Job ads often begin appearing in the fall, but first- and second-round interviews may not take place until the winter or even the following spring, and new positions may also become available during those months.

Over $750 Million of Tech Investments Spur Historic Week for Toronto. The past five days have been a whirlwind of tech activity in Canada’s largest city, and now that the photo-ops and press conferences have subsided, the community can finally catch their breath.

The Future of Jobs Report 2018. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets.


  1. Startup Open House
    Date: Thursday, September 27th
    Time: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
    Location: Downtown Toronto (various locations)
    Program/Concentration: ALL
    • Create your personal account and your access.
    • Explore events happening in your city and browse through the list of participating startups.
    • Add startups to your visit list, check your list in your profile, generate your itinerary and visit them on D-Day.


  1. Analysis Group Information Session
    Date: Tuesday, September 25th
    Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Location: Seminar Room – Koffler Student Service Centre, 214 College Street, Toronto, ON
    Program/Concentration: ALL
    Are you interested in contributing meaningfully to teams working on interesting and relevant business problems? Would you like to work in a research-oriented, open-door environment that emphasizes teamwork and collaboration? Groupe d’analyse provides expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. We have built a reputation for excellence with our collaborative approach that allows us to integrate the best ideas of leading academic and industry experts. You will have the opportunity to help solve our client’s most challenging legal and business problems across multiple industries in a research oriented and academically rigorous environment. Join us for an information session to learn more about economic consulting, and how you can contribute, learn, and grow at Groupe d’analyse.

Master’s students in the following majors: Computer Science, Math, Statistics, physics, biostatistics, epidemiology, art subjects, or related areas.
PhD students in the following areas of study/specialization: PhD students in economics and the fields of public health (as we are hiring associates)


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