Career Exploration & Education

Our mission is to engage, empower and support students, prospective students and recent graduates as they explore and create life goals that integrate career planning with academic studies, and co-curricular and personal pursuits. Working with strategic partners, we offer career education and experiential opportunities, which foster career clarity and build skills and lifelong competencies.

Eligibility

We serve all U of T students and recent grads who have graduated within the last two years.

Contact information

Website

Koffler Student Services Centre 
NW corner of College and St. George Streets
214 College Street
Room 150, Main Floor
Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9
Map

Mon - 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tues - 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wed - 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thurs- 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fri - 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​

Email:
careercentre@mail.careers.utoronto.ca

Online chat

Across the University of Toronto, over 3,500 students are hired annually through the Work Study Program, providing them with a meaningful Work Integrated Learning experience. Through paid on campus work experiences, students develop their knowledge, strengthen their skills, and explore how their academic studies translate to career possibilities.

To help create the best experience for both you, have your student(s) complete the Professional Development Workbook.This will help them set learning goals, and support you in identifying relevant projects and tasks for them to complete.

There are two Work Study programs each year: Fall/Winter and Summer.

For more information please visit the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx)

Note: Some of these internships may not be specifically related to IRHR but they will be of interest to those seeking interdisciplinary experience in a broad range of activities.

Note: The University of Toronto, the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and Woodsworth College are not responsible for the content on these websites.The inclusion of any such websites/links does not imply a recommendation or endorse the programs listed below. You alone are responsible for making informed decisions on the suitability of any programs and are advised to use caution when applying for any position with any organization or private party.  

Safety tips:

  • Keep sensitive information private: Do not include your birthdate, your social insurance number, your marital status, and age on your CV.  As well, do not include any banking or credit card information when applying for a job.
  • Go with your gut: No job is worth your personal safety or mental health.  if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
  • If It Seems To Good To Be True... If a job seems to good to be true it usually is!
  • Beware of Handing Over Cash: No one should ask you for money to apply for a job.

Updates may be mailed to er@utoronto.ca.

There has been a rise in job frauds in the current economy. A recent scam was reported at several Ontario Universities; someone leaves a clipboard in a classroom or open area and encourages students to enter their personal information to receive information about a job. Sometimes students are given a clipboard and asked to pass it along during class time, with the implication it is something to do with the class or sanctioned by the professor.

Read more about this.

No reputable company would recruit students in this way. If you see this activity, please remove the clipboard and notify Campus Police at the emergency hotline, below. If you hear about suspected activity like this, call campus police on the non-emergency line. To report other suspicious employer activities contact: employer@mail.careers.utoronto.ca

Campus Emergency Police Hotline Non-Emergency Police

Mississauga 905-569-4333 905-828-5200
Scarborough 416-978-2222 416-287-7398
St. George 416-978-2222 416-978-2323 or ryan.dow@utoronto.ca

Through the CLNx, the University of Toronto posts thousands of jobs on behalf of employers in Toronto and around the world. While the University of Toronto reviews new employers and job postings by checking for the legitimacy of email addresses, office locations, websites and certificates of incorporation we do not always catch clever scammers. Therefore, students need to exercise caution and common sense when exploring career options.

Great tips on how to be aware and safe when applying for jobs