Career Exploration and 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.



We support U of T students and recent graduates.

Contact information


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



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.  This page has not been updated recently.

Note: The University of Toronto, the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources  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.

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The Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream is available to students entering their second year of study in the Fall term and enrolled in the Industrial Relations & Human Resources (IRHR) Specialist or Major.

  • Enrolment is limited and requires a supplemental application. Students enrolled in the ASIP stream will be required to complete mandatory Professional Development programming plus a minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 months of paid, full-time work experience. The time to degree completion for students enrolled in ASIP will normally be 5 years. There is an additional cost to participate in the ASIP stream.
  • Students will typically be admitted to the ASIP stream for the Fall term of Year 2 of study, however starting in Fall 2022, in exceptional circumstances students, including transfer students, who enrolled in an eligible program in the Summer after Year 2 can be admitted to the ASIP stream for the Fall of Year 3. Year 3 entry into the program requires prior approval of the Associate Chair, Undergraduate or their designate and the Experiential Learning & Outreach Support (ELOS) Office.
  • Further details about ASIP, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, can be found here. Students may also visit the ASIP webpage or contact the ELOS office at

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 job fraud.

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:

Campus Emergency Police Hotline Non-Emergency Police

Mississauga 905-569-4333 905-828-5200Scarborough 416-978-2222 416-287-7398
St. George 416-978-2222 416-978-2323 or

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