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Backpack to Briefcase Program

Are you thinking about your career after you graduate with a humanities degree?

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures invites you to participate in the Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program for students from the Department of Slavic. The b2B program provides opportunities for students to understand their education and the kinds of skills and knowledge they can bring to a working environment in a wider context – opening discussions with alumni, faculty members, staff and peers about life after graduation.

Throughout the year, you will be invited to attend various b2B events such as career panel discussions & networking events with alumni from the Department of Slavic, sit-down meals hosted by Slavic alumni, Career Centre workshops and the U of T Next Steps Conference.

First step? Register for a Making Connections at Backpack to Briefcase workshop. You can choose to attend any of the available workshops (you need only attend one):

 

Making Connections at b2B Workshop Dates:

Thursday September 19 2:00pm-4:00pm Bahen Centre, BA1130

Friday September 20 2:00pm-4:00pm Sidney Smith Hall, SS1083

Monday September 23 2:00pm-4:00pm Jackman Humanities, JH100

Attend this workshop to learn the skills needed to make quality connections as you expand your personal and professional networks. Prepare and practice for b2B networking events in this interactive seminar. Learn how to start a conversation and make a good impression.

 

Other Upcoming Events:

Career Panel Discussion with Alumni from French, German, Italian, Slavic and Spanish & Portuguese
Wednesday October 2, 6:00pm-8:00pmm, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, JH100

There is no cost to attend any b2B event.  Register online at alumni.artsci.utoronto.ca.

NOTE: Full participation in the b2B program can be included on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR). At a minimum, full participation includes: attendance at one b2B Career Centre workshop, one alumni-student event and the completion of related reflection & assessment activities. Your CCR is an official U of T document that lists approved activities/experiences that you’ve participated in outside the classroom.

* If you require an accommodation due to a disability please contact alumni@artsci.utoronto.ca at least one week prior to the event and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.


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