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1 Networking Events at UTM UTM Career Centre 1

2 UTM Facts 13,500 students; undergrad and graduate About 15% international students from a variety of countries About 15% live on campus; balance live in the GTA and commute Undergrad programs: Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Management; CCIT Graduate: professional masters and research stream Academy of Medicine 2

3 UTM Career Centre Career Development Unit Employer Relations and Marketing Unit 3

4 Constant underlying goals for Networking Events Deliberate use of population knowledge Preparation of students & participants Involvement of Faculty/Staff/ Student group Thoughtful design – linked to appropriate learning outcomes Prerequisites in our Career Learning Network Assessment and continual improvement 4

5 We work with… Management Professional Masters Programs Graduate students Science undergraduates Humanities Computer Science Communications and Information Technology Networking events and preparation varies 5

6 Networking for Career Exploration 6

7 Preparation Give a little get a little exercise Developing value proposition and learning how to integrate it within a variety of conversations Review of professional behaviours Practice and feedback 7

8 Geography Networking Night Collaboration with faculty & student group Student preparation using the prerequisite workshop Recruitment of industry representatives Speed networking Assess both prerequisite & event together 8

9 Panels and Pop-Ups Example: Earth Sciences - Moderated panel discussion with informal networking 9

10 Management Students/Department Example: Accounting Networking Breakfast – Faculty/staff support – Preparation “Get Ready for Fall Recruitment” – Career Learning Network allows us to tag students who have fulfilled prerequisite – Recruitment of industry representatives – Networking/recruitment event – Assessment of event (students/representatives) 10

11 Student successful connection stories 11

12 Assessment Evaluate learning outcomes after Networking Events which incorporates learning from the preparation workshop and ability to implement at the event 12

13 Evaluation Results I C AN P REPARE FOR N ETWORKING E VENTS 13

14 Evaluation Results I F EEL C ONFIDENT AND H AVE U NDERSTANDING /A WARENESS OF C AREER O PTIONS 14

15 Our themes, learning/challenges and next steps Student preparation – mandatory is most effective Inclusion of all potential partners – faculty/staff/student groups Intentional design – vary formats; learning outcomes Assessing and continually evolving 15

16 Questions and Discussion 16


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