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Professional Development You Can Do From Home

Cover Letter/Resume

Networking *Keep conversations online during Covid-19

  • LinkedIn
    • Follow companies of interest
    • Join groups
    • Add to your network: fellow students, instructors, university staff (that you’ve interacted with), current/previous colleagues and supervisors, friends and relatives
    • Add people of interest:  Company recruiters, people in jobs you admire, etc
      *Template form for students with introduction message on LinkedIn below
  • Join 10k Coffees

Professional Associations

Sign up for eNews and Job Alerts

  • Lime Connect
    Lime Connect is a global not for profit organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement.  They connect students and professionals who have all types of disabilities with scholarships, internships, full time careers, and the Lime Connect Fellowship Program.
  • Glassdoor
    Job search and recruitment website.  You can sign up for job alerts, read company reviews by employees, review typical salary ranges, and apply for jobs.
  • Jobscan
    Online tool that gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their resume is tailored for a particular job and how it can be optimized for an ATS.

Challenge Yourself & Learn a New Skill!

  • Improve your professional skills by testing yourself or reviewing content
  • Add to your skills profile by trying out new applications or software
    • Canva
    • Trello 
    • Design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Watch a Ted Talk 

Research Grad School Options

  • Consider grad school options in your field of interest.  Take this time to research Masters degree programs at universities as well as post-graduate diplomas at colleges.  Consider your options to stay locally in the GTA, or attend schools across Canada or internationally.
  • Review the application criteria for programs of interest and begin building your application package
    • Reach out to instructors or professional contacts for letters of recommendation
    • Begin your letter of intent/statement of interest