Career services

Printer-friendly version

The career services at the iSchool include the resources, tools, and advice that all students and alumni can use to make career decisions that best fit their goals. Services offered include:

To find more information about career services, read the iSchool's Careers Officer article on the admissions blog.

Workshops

Each month, from September to April, one or more career development topics will be discussed in a career workshop. These career development workshops are offered to all MI & MMSt students.

All workshops during the Fall 2016 term will be held in room 224. This is the list of iCareer workshops for the 2016-2017:.

  • Career Options for MI students / Career Options for MMSt students
    What are your career options with MI or MMSt degree? What skills and competencies do you need? Come to find out what you can do with your graduate degree and how to prepare for your dream job.
  • Resume & CV
    Learn about various formats, strong vs. weak content, and the difference between a resume and a CV. Get tips on how to quickly and effectively tailor your resume for each position. See examples of successful resumes and learn the tools that you can use throughout your entire career.
  • Cover Letter
    Why do you need a cover letter? What is the difference between a cover letter and a resume? How do you tailor it for each position? See examples of successful cover letters and learn how to write them effectively.
  • How to Network
    If you are reluctant about networking or you just want to check if you are doing all you can, come to this workshop and practice networking.
  • Job Interview
    How to prepare for a job interview? What are the typical questions? Come to learn how to effectively answer interview questions.
  • LinkedIn & Portfolio
    Do you need a LinkedIn profile? How do you create one and what do you do with it? What is your professional online presence? Come to talk about the importance of these tools for your career.

Registration for iCareer workshops will be available on instructional workshops page.

Events

Panels and networking events with professionals in a variety of fields will be organized throughout the year. By attending these events, you will be able to connect and network with peers and alumni, and have a chance to ask specific questions about your professional development plan.

Associations as Your Gateway to Networking

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
4th floor, Inforum, iSchool

BIG EVENT! This is the 6th annual associations networking event, which is a unique opportunity to talk to information and museum professionals, including Managers and Directors of museums, libraries, archives, health institutions, law firms, and more. Come to learn how associations can assist you in your career development. All iSchool MI and MMSt students are invited.

List of participants from 2016:

AAO Archives Association of Ontario
AIIM Association for Information and Image Management
APRA Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement
ARLIS/NA Art Libraries Society of North America
ARMA Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Toronto Chapter
CALL Canadian Association of Law Libraries
CAML Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
COACH Canada's Health Informatics Association
ISACA Information Systems Audit and Control Association
IxDA Interaction Design Association
KMIC Knowledge Management Institute of Canada
OLA Ontario Library Association
OMA GOEMP Ontario Museum Association, Group of Emerging Museum Professionals
SLA Special Libraries Association
TAAG Toronto Area Archivists' Group

With delicious food and refreshments, spend two hours expanding your career network!

Career advising  

To get advice on career decisions, you can book individual consultations with the Careers Officer, to discuss career topics ranging from planning your career, to writing resumes and preparing for interviews.  All sessions are confidential. No information is shared with any members of the Faculty of Information, or anyone else, except by written request of the student, or as required by law. Appointments are available during the week, and can be booked with the Careers Officer.

Career resources

Employer Showcase

This event is organized by the Master of Information Student Council. It is usually held in January, and attracts a variety of organizations, from libraries to hospitals, institutes, government organizations and more.