37 Connect to others in your department

Here’s three ways to make connections with people in your department who could offer you new perspectives or advice.

  1. Talk to a faculty member. Remember, it is part of the faculty's job to help you, so don’t be afraid to approach them. Your professors may have insights into connections between your education and career options, or research opportunities available. Administrators may frequently encounter students with your problem and have recommendations. Stay after class or attend office hours to discuss exciting ideas with your instructors and get their perspective about how to translate what you are learning into meaningful work.
  2. Find students in your program by attending events from the Arts and Science Student Union, or Engineering Student Union or by participating in your department’s or program’s student union.
  3. Try the mentorship database and the U of T Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees to find a peer, career or faculty mentor according to your campus, faculty, college, or year.
  4. Use Career Navigator to connect with alumni from your program and to find opportunities within your department.

Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.

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