Career Development

The ORT is committed to providing support and resources enabling trainees to achieve their full potential during their training at UHN and as they venture into the next steps of their careers. As part of this mandate, the ORT is offering the following workshops and resources to UHN research trainees.

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The Modern Job Search

Facilitator Isaiah Hankel, Fortune 500 Consultant, Best Selling Author Date February 2, 2017 More Information Become a more competitive candidate by understanding how to think like a recruiter or industry…

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Money Matters: Personal Finance Workshop

Facilitator Stacey He, Owner of Stacey He Financial Life Planning Date October 19, 2016 More Information Free Event! Register by October 14, 2016 via Back to Workshops

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Careers 2016
Careers in Industry, Academia, Government

Facilitator Various career panelists Date July 28, 2016 More Information Did you ever think about where your science degree could get you? Register by July 22, 2016 via Registration…

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Facilitator Isaiah Hankel, Fortune 500 Consultant, Best Selling Author Date January 15, 2016 More Information Why an academic CV won’t secure you an industry job, and how to create an…

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Careers in Industry

Facilitator Various career panelists Date December 17, 2015 More Information CIHR Training Program in Regenerative Medicine Register here Back to Workshops

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Past Articles from the ORT Times Newsletter

Several past articles in the ORT Times provide valuable content for your career development, including:

  • Personal Finance and Your Future October 2015
  • Drive Your Way Into a Job: Using CAR Statements to Compose an Impactful Résumé.
  • October 2015
  • Finding $$Funding$$ with the COS Pivot Database
  • June 2013
  • Matching Scientists with Clinicians: Advice for a Fruitful Union
  • November 2014 You are more marketable than you realize September 2014 Toronto Collaborations: The Local Benefit May 2015 To PhD or Not to PhD, That is the Question February 2015
  • Dude, Where’s My Article? How Getting Organized Will Make You More Productive February 2014
  • Passive Diffusion of Science April 2014
Skill Development

Developing your skills, and learning how to market the transferrable skills you learn in your research training can help with your future career. Some skill development resources include:

Mitacs STEP Workshops: these workshops focus on a variety of skills that can be important in research and industry, including writing, project management, and networking. note that you can register for some STEP workshops without having a Mitacs fellowship.

Life Sciences Career Development Society: this UofT-based student society seeks to bridge help bridge academia and industry and holds many seminars and networking events.

Graduate Professional Skills Program: from UofT School of Graduate Studies, this program offers sessions on communication, business, and research-related skills. 

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Science Careers: the careers section of the popular journal has many resources and topical articles on career development for young scientists. They also have the Individual Development Plan portal to help you identify your career goals and strengths.

Also be sure to look for networking events and skills development sessions associated with scientific conferences you may attend as part of your research training.

Career Searches

These resources will help you find postings for positions.

University of Toronto Career Centre provides job listings, as well as resources on resume writing and interviewing.

Nature Jobs

Also look at Versatile PhD for non-academic career paths and job listings.