Alumni will tell you that their education was about more than textbooks. They learned how to ask good questions, how to build a network of peers and mentors and how to create experiences that are both personally and professionally rewarding. Check out a few of the amazing networking opportunities available to Arts & Science students below.
Backpack to Briefcase (b2B)
Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) provides opportunities for students to meet, mingle and network with alumni and faculty members from their department or academic unit who are willing to offer guidance, career advice and encouragement. Each year, more than 1,000 students and 300 alumni volunteers representing 44 academic units took part in b2B events
Career Centre Experiences
The Career Centre helps you explore the types of experiences that will cultivate the skills you need to succeed in the career(s) you are exploring. These experiences include internships, mentorship, volunteering, on campus work and leadership programs.
Mentorship programs are offered throughout the University, in the various Colleges and within many academic units at the Faculty of Arts & Science. With so many options available, there is sure to be something for you!
Next Steps Conference
The annual Next Steps conference is part career exploration, part preparation for life after graduation, and a great way for students and young alumni to start building their professional networks.
Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op)
The Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op) is a co-operative education program that allows you to work in industry, business or the public sector in positions related to your field of study. Placements last for 12-16 months and occur after either second or third year. The PEY Program is open to all University of Toronto undergraduate students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Arts & Science. Most Arts & Science placements are in computer science.
Ten Thousand Coffees
Arts & Science students can access the U of T hub on Ten Thousand Coffees, a university-wide online networking community. This digital tool connects U of T students, and recent grads, with alumni over coffee, by phone or online.