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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops to support students and recent graduates in their career readiness. Workshops are scheduled at varying times throughout the year.  Many workshops are currently offered online.

Find dates and register on the Student Life Portal

Workshop descriptions:

Academic Job Search: Discover the Path to Success

This workshop is designed to inform graduates seeking careers in academia with insight into the stages of an academic recruitment cycle and an overview of labour market information. We will emphasize where to find employment opportunities and typical salary ranges, as well as important strategies to develop for pursuing a career in academia.

Join us on Tuesday, March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Exploring Careers in Education, a virtual workshop where you’ll have the opportunity to explore career options in the field of education, beyond traditional kindergarten to grade 12 teaching roles. This workshop is best suited for students in the Mitch and Leslie Frazer Faculty of Education or Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, however is open to all students.

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All About Co-op

This workshop is designed specifically for students in Science and Engineering. Attend this workshop to identify the criteria to enrol, review the steps involved to secure a co-op, and learn how we can assist you before, during, and after the co-op experience.

Career Development

This series of workshops is designed to teach students how to enhance their human skills to thrive in the modern workplace. Workshops will teach students how to work effectively with teams, present with confidence, how to enhance leadership skills and how to embrace a growth mindset to be ready for future opportunities.

Conquering Your Workplace Fears

You're currently job searching, or maybe you just landed a new gig. But, do you find yourself feeling more stressed out and worried than excited? In this workshop, we will discuss a range of common fears in the workplace; including feeling stuck in a job, imposter syndrome, how to move forward from a mistake, performance reviews and more.

Employment Readiness Program

This series of workshops is designed to teach students practical job readiness skills and skills for navigating the workplace with success. Students who attend the workshop series will have access to additional one-on-one peer support with an Employment Peer Coach who can help address career-related concerns.

Interview

This workshop will outline the best possible approaches and methods towards acing any interview, what questions to be ready for, what questions are the best to ask an interviewer and how to leave the lasting positive impression that will get you hired.

LinkedIn

At this workshop, we will outline just what a LinkedIn profile can do for you; the best ways to start, create, edit, update your profile, and how to connect with recruiters and potential employers on the world's largest recruitment website.

Mindfulness in Career Development

This workshop focuses on the importance of using different techniques of mindfulness to unlock student’s true potential and enhance their imagination. Students will learn tools and skills to improve focus in their career, recognize importance of mindfulness when job searching and heighten self-awareness.

Networking

You will walk away from this workshop with knowledge on how fundamental networking is for building, maintaining and working with professional individuals who could lead you to career opportunities in the future.

Resumé and Cover Letter

You will learn the best possible ways to create a sleek, informative and effective resumé and cover letter that will surely help land you that position you dream about.

Self-Reflection for Career Decision Making

Are you wondering what you want in life and what's important to you? Through interactive self-reflection exercises, you will explore how your interests, abilities and values align with potential careers.

Surviving the Job Jungle

Do you feel overwhelmed while job searching? Like you're lost in a jungle of job descriptions, companies and application requirements? Do you feel confused when you hear the words labour market information? We will discuss the in's and out's of the job market, how to understand it and use it to your advantage to be more strategic in your job search.
Transferable Skills: Why they are important and how to identify them

You will learn why transferable skills are important, how to identify the transferable skills you have developed and how to communicate these skills on your resumé.