The Career Centre here at UTM has two online sites that students can access, and that may be confusing, so we wanted you to know why we have two sites, explain the difference, and most importantly, tell you how both sites can help you!
The UTM Career Centre website (www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers) is a living resource for career education and information about UTM Career Centre events. Based on lots of feedback that we received from many students last year, we revised the site and have tried to structure it in a way that is clear and helpful to UTM students. We encourage you to check it regularly for information about:
- Exploring careers and planning your next steps
- Tip sheets on how to search for a job, internships, applying to grad schools, and a whole lot more
- What to do with your major
- How to create resumes and cover letters
- Learn about the types of one-to-one appointments that are available to you as a UTM student (or recent grad – 2 years out!),
- Upcoming events and workshops designed specifically for you
Your opinion and feedback matters so send an email to careers.utm(at)utoronto.ca with your thoughts on our website anytime!
The Career Learning Network (cln.utoronto.ca) is a tri-campus online portal that acts as a job posting board and event and workshop registration system for all UofT students, employers and faculty/staff at UofT. In 2013, the career centres across the three campuses purchased and customized this portal and all UofT students can access it directly from their ROSI/ACORN page as well as from the UTM Career Centre website.
All students want access to jobs, and a tri-campus team that deals directly with employers is actively engaged in employer outreach, encouraging employers to post opportunities directly on CLN (it’s free to employers and we currently have over 8000 different organizations registered in CLN!). All students can view on-campus and off-campus opportunities, including work-study positions in the fall and summer. You can use CLN to store your resumes and cover letters, and some employers want you to apply through CLN. You can also book a resume or cover letter critique on CLN.
Here at UTM, undergraduate students gain access to full-time job postings when they attend a “Now That I’m Graduating, What’s Next” workshop in 3rd or 4th year. We offer those workshops all the time – and that’s another thing that you can see on CLN: all the career related workshops and events offered at all three campuses at U of T. Click on the Mississauga Calendar to see what’s going on here, and register directly from CLN. We have lots of events that allow you to meet industry professionals and learn about different career areas. You can also have a look what’s going on at the St. George and Scarborough campuses – as a U of T student you have access to those as well! Finally, U of T students have access to career-related resources that all three campuses purchase, but you need to be on CLN to look at these: Career Cruising, The Career Resources EBook Guide, Going Global, Vault, and The Directory of Careers have packed with information for you!
So you see, we need two sites – one is operated completely by the UTM Career Centre and is full of resources that we update all the time, and the other is a tri-campus transactional portal, allowing UTM students to view jobs, register for events, and access to resources that are purchased by U of T. Come into the UTM Career Centre at any time – we always have student staff ready to give you more of a “tour” of either site, as well as help you with any of your career related questions (even if you don’t know what they are!). You can also book appointments in person – so come and see us in DV3094!
Anne Gaiger, Assistant Director, UTM Career Centre