Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The following is a list of frequently asked questions as well as recent questions received from student users. Please check this page often since we update it regularly with new responses.
If you have questions regarding Volunteer Opportunities or the Extern program see the Frequently Asked Questions under these services.
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- I gradated in June 2011 from the Chemical Engineering program at UofT. I currently hold a full time position for almost 2 years that I am not satisfied with. I have been attempting to find new work for the past half year with little success and find it very ineffective to work full time and job search. I receive very little support from those around me and I am at the point of giving up. It's very inconvenient for me to call or meet up with a counsellor within working hours. I need some advice.(reference# : 436) hide answerssee answers
- Hello, the Career Centre is available to connect with students in person, over the phone and via email. The best method is chosen by the student. I suggest that you contact Sharon via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options for career advising.
- I would like some help putting together my application for a graduate program. Who should I talk to?(reference# : 421) hide answerssee answers
- The Career Resources Library has a lot of information and resources to aide in the completion of the graduate application. Visit the Career Centre to find out more. Career Centre peer mentors are available to critique your cv/resume for the grad application. Visit this link for more information about online resources. http://www.careers.utoronto.ca/myCareer/getMoreEd/application.aspx?tr=
- I graduated in June 2010, currently have a full-time position that I am not satisfied with and have a new job offer with unknown date to receive the contract. I find it ineffective to work and career search at the same time. What I should do next?(reference# : 406) hide answerssee answers
- I suggest we arrange an appointment for you to speak with a career counsellor. If it is difficult for you to come in person, a phone discussion can be arranged.
- Dear Career Centre admin,
I am currently looking for internship and am very interested in working for Amazon. I saw in "My Account" > "On-Campus Interview" that Amazon is going to have a session for Software Development Engineer position (Order Number 2013.GS.0381). Is there any way to register to the Amazon event this Tuesday (Feb 5, 2013)?
Thank you very much for your kind help.
Lissa(reference# : 435) hide answerssee answers
- Hello Lissa,
The named position is part of the GSES job service offered to graduating students. If you are in your graduating year, you can register for GSES when logged in to your account, under My Programs and Services. To discuss job opportunities with Amazon, call 416.978.8000 and book an appointment with an employment coach.
I am wondering when will the summer 2013 work-study program be available on career centre job postings?
Chia Yu Yin(reference# : 433) hide answerssee answers
The details for the summer work-study program have not been released yet. Kindly call the Career Centre in late April for program details.
- Hi, I would like to know where the study-work program jobs are listed? The job search page lists jobs outside the university, but where are the on-campus job list? Thank you. (reference# : 427) hide answerssee answers
- The Work-study positions will be visible as of September 1st. On-campus positions are visible through the Job Search feature. Click on Advanced Search to search for on-campus positions.
- Hi, I am recent graduate student of the Masters Program in Public Health (Epidemiology). I'd like to attend the job fair that is scheduled for Septemeber but I'"m not sure there will be employers in my field. And I cannot find the list of employers that are attending. Thank you(reference# : 426) hide answerssee answers
- I suggest that you visit the Career Centre and meet with a staff member in the Get Started service, running Mon - Fri, 2:00 - 4:00pm. We can discuss employment options in your field and resources to assist you in your job search.
As well, all career fairs and events are listed under the What's On section of the website. Employer listings are usually made visible 5 days prior to the event.
- Hello I am a recent UT graduate. I have moved back to my hometown Vancouver this fall and would like to know if UT career centre would be able to help students find jobs outside Ontario. Or would be able to direct me to other career resource in BC. (reference# : 383) hide answerssee answers
- Most of the jobs listed through the Career Centre are local. However, if you cannot find anything listed on the website, feel free to contact the Career Centre at UBC. While they may not be able to provide you with direct services since you're not a UBC grad, they might have in their resource library local business directories or relevant agencies in Vancouver to which you can apply for work as well as receive work search information.
You also have the option of arranging a phone or e-mail consultation with a career counsellor here at U of T.
- I would like to know when workshops/events are held about getting into graduate school, specifically in Occupational Therapy. (reference# : 334) hide answerssee answers
- There are a number of information sessions scheduled for the fall for U of T programs. In addition, the Professional Schools Fair, in which representatives from professional and graduate schools from across north america have booths with information. This will be held this year on October 1&2. I also recommend coming into the Career Resource Library. They have a number of resources on applying to professional schools. The staff at the reference desk can assist you and finding the best resource for your needs.
Career Centre Services
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For those jobs that require an online submission through the career centre website, how can I submit my transcript (for instance, job order number 2013.SR.0056)? I only see text holders for resume and cover letter. I tried pasting cover letter and transcript in the same textbox but that would exceed the 4000 character limit. This is urgent the deadline is tomorrow. Thanks.(reference# : 432) hide answerssee answers
- In order to include an unofficial transcript with an online application through the Career Centre website, students must first upload the document through their Career Centre account prior to completing the application process. This option is provided under My Account â€“ My Resume & Cover Letter â€“ My Unofficial Transcript. The transcript information should be included here, not in the resume or cover letter fields. Once a transcript has been uploaded to the student account, it can be selected for inclusion in any online application where the documentation has been requested by the employer.
Right now I am applying for graduate study and I am looking for someone to give me some advice and critics on my personal statement. I know there is a session for this, but I missed the last one which was on Dec 4th and the next one is on next month. I am wondering what can I do now. Thanks(reference# : 431) hide answerssee answers
- The Career Centre offers workshops, tutorials, paper & web resources for building and critiquing your personal statement. However, this Career Centre does not offer one-on-one critiques. Kindly view the following link for available resources and programming.
If you have further questions, feel free to contact the Career Centre at 416.978.8000.
http://www.careers.utoronto.ca/progServ/workshop.aspx?tr= (scroll to the bottom, view Personal Statements)
I graduated from U of T in 2011, and I'm currently studying in the US for a master degree. I wish to come back to Toronto after graduation in December 2012, so I'm currently looking for available positions on the U of T career website. However,I'm unable to view the full time positions, and it seems like I need to come in person, is there any other way that I can get access to the full time position resources?
Thank you do much for your assistance (reference# : 430) hide answerssee answers
Kindly direct your inquiry to email@example.com. A staff member will register you with the Recent Graduate Employment Service (RGES). This service allows alumni access to their Career Centre account for two years after convocation. Kindly review this link for more information.
- Hi, I'm wondering what to include in the body of an email for a job application if it states that the Cover Letter and Resume should be attached. Should I copy/paste the cover letter into the email body?
Lei Wan (reference# : 434) hide answerssee answers
- If you are already providing the resume/cover letter as an email attachment, it is not necessary to duplicate the information in the body of the email. For the email, we suggest that you provide 1 or 2 strong points that make you a strong candidate for the position. For further discussion, call the Career Centre at 416.978.8000 to book an appointment with an employment coach.
- Hi, I want to study abroad this summer and part of my application entails writing a resume. Is there a specific way that I have to write the resume or should it follow the same guidelines that I would have on a resume for a job interview?
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- The Career Centre hosts regular resume tutorials and workshops to assist students with building their documents. Check the website for offerings. As well the Career Resources Library and website houses many resume samples for you to take a look at. Visit the Career Centre to view the resources.
- Hello. I was looking at Work-study positions and I was wondering if I can ask a prof to hire me as a work-study student even if she has not registered on this careers website. If yes, do I just have to pick up the declaration paper from the Admissions office? Thank you.(reference# : 414) hide answerssee answers
- For the Fall/Winter 2011-2012 term, University of Toronto staff must have submitted their job requests by May 27, 2011. So unfortunately, your professor has missed the deadline for the current Work-study program. However, the professor has other options for posting the position. i.e. part-time, casual, volunteer, etc.