Next Steps Conference

The University has cancelled all in-person events until further notice. Please visit the Virtual Hub for U of T Alumni page to stay connected virtually with the University of Toronto.

The Next Steps Conference is an inspirational and energizing event for Arts & Science students and recent graduates.

Part career exploration, part preparation for life after graduation, the conference provides a great way for students and new graduates to start building their professional networks.

With a variety of speakers, career exploration panels, personal and professional development seminars and networking opportunities, Next Steps helps participants explore their options — even those they didn’t know they had.

A person speaks at a Next Steps presentation. #nextsteps is written on the chalkboard in a classroom.


Testimonials from previous Next Steps Delegates


“Listening to the personal stories (successes and failures) told by the panel alumni. Very inspiring to find my own life.”

“Hearing about different people’s journey – acknowledging that what you study may not relate to what you end up doing career-wise (success is not a linear path). There are different ways to being successful, just find the right path for you. Be honest with yourself and know when it’s time for a career or job change. Networking and strong relationships are powerful both for personal and professional growth.”

“I know that I feel more connected with alumni and peers. I feel that I am part of a supportive community that has many diverse talents to share.”

“I was very inspired by the opening keynote speech. I learned a lot from not just the contents of his speech but the way it was structured and presented. It was even more enjoyable and enlightening to be able to meet and discuss the new learnings with fellow attendees at the reception.”


Planning for the next conference is already underway

The Next Steps conference takes place in January of each year.

Questions? Connect with the Alumni Relations Office