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iLaunch My Career

A Conference for UOIT Graduates

UOIT Career Centre invites you to attend a one day career conference to help launch your career after graduation. Join us on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at UOIT for a series of interactive and practical workshops. Take control of your future and register below!

When: Tuesday, June 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What to Expect

  • Get professional LinkedIn photos taken
  • Hear what employers look for from a panel of hiring managers and recruiters
  • Keynote speaker discussing their career path
  • Learn practical work readiness skills

Session Topics

Session topics include:

Who Do You Think You Are? Self-exploration for Career Decision-Making

Facilitators: Alison Macpherson and Erin McKenney

Engage in a fun and interactive self-reflection exercise to help you explore how your interests, abilities and values align with potential career areas and to the world of work. Insights will be recorded on a worksheet and developed throughout the workshop for you to use to further explore career options.

Get LinkedIn: Understanding How and Why You Should Use LinkedIn

Facilitator: Shenelle Payne Cuffy

In an era where social media impacts your search, you will learn how to use LinkedIn to build connections, seek out employment opportunities, and build your professional brand.

Crafting an Impactful Resume and Cover Letter

Facilitator: Darren Grant

You will learn important components of an effective resume, how to create competency-based accomplishment statements that capture an employer’s attention and how to express your unique skills, knowledge and experience to best fit the needs of a particular position. Learn how to create a cover letter that will make the employer want to read your resume.

Outwit, Outplay, Outlast: How to Survive and Thrive in Your Next Interview

Facilitator: Anne Coulby

In this interactive workshop, you will learn effective strategies to succeed before, during, and after an interview. The importance of soft skills and how to emphasize these skills in a behavioural based interview using the STAR technique.

Networking: How to find common interests, initiate small talk and get the most out of a contact

Facilitator: Tracy James-Hockin

Do you sometimes find it stressful and difficult meeting new people? Not sure how to start networking? Learn how to interact within the professional world and be successful at Job Fairs to Wine and Cheese Networking events.

Guest Speakers

Keynote speaker:

Christopher Grol, student Development Specialist- Indigenous Programming at UOIT

From a very young age, Christopher Grol knew he wanted to help people but wasn’t sure how. It wasn’t until he learned more about the brain that he not only mapped out his path to care for others but found a community to call his own.

He works at UOIT  as a Student Development Specialist – Indigenous Programming. In this role, he does one-on-one counseling, traditional or ceremonial services and conducts Indigenous programming such as the Youth Healing Circle and Youth for Change. His work often takes him into the community for events that bring awareness to the OCHC services to associated communities. 


Julie Day – Human Resources, UOIT

Kylie Crawford – Human Resources, UOIT

Melanie Seymore – Adecco

Parisa Sairafi – University Health Network 

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