Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) – Upcoming Events
b2B provides opportunities for students to meet, mingle and network with alumni and faculty members from their department or academic unit who are willing to offer guidance, career advice and encouragement. Career Centre Workshops, Speed Networking events, Career Panel Discussions, Industry Nights, Networking Without Borders events and Mentorship Meals give students the chance to learn from alumni volunteers and to discuss any questions or concerns they may have about life after graduation with people who have been in their shoes and succeeded.
Over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year there will be many opportunities to attend events with alumni who graduated from your department or academic unit. Listed below are all the events scheduled for the Fall 2017 term (dates subject to change).
Career Skills Workshops – Winter 2018
- Workshop dates TBD
Read about the top 5 takeaways from a b2B Career Skills Workshop!
b2B Student/Alumni Networking Events
Meet successful Arts & Science alumni at our Mentorship Meals, Speed Networking Nights, Career Panel Discussions, and Industry Nights. Build your network, hear how alumni made their transitions through and out of university, and speak to them about your own path. Don’t forget to bring your questions (and your appetite!).
Mentorship Meals – Winter 2018
These intimate meals bring together alumni, faculty and students from the same discipline and foster a sense of community and support. Enjoy a delicious meal while engaging in conversations about future career paths and the infinite possibilities your degree can open up.
View the Events Calendar for the Winter 2018 schedule of b2B Mentorship Meals related to your academic unit.
To receive early notice about Mentorship Meals affiliated with your Subject POSt, please fill in our notification form to indicate your interest in attending. (NOTE: filling in this form does NOT confirm your attendance at any Mentorship Meals).
Previous Fall 2017 Events
Speed Networking events by sector (all events run 6-8pm):
- Humanities / Languages – Wed. Sept. 27 – JHI 100, Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street ALUMNI BIOS
- Life Sciences – Thurs. Sept. 28 – RW 010, Ramsay Wright Labs, 25 Harbord Street ALUMNI BIOS
- Social Sciences – Wed. Oct. 4 – JHI 100, Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St. George Street ALUMNI BIOS
- Math, Physical & Computer Sciences – Thurs. Oct. 5 – RW 010, Ramsay Wright Labs, 25 Harbord Street ALUMNI BIOS
- Careers In Government, Public Policy, Social Justice, Not-for-Profit – Wed. Nov. 15 ALUMNI BIOS
- Careers In STEM & Innovation – Wed. Nov. 15 (note: STEM = science, tech, engineering, math) ALUMNI BIOS
- Careers In Arts & Culture – Thurs. Nov. 16 ALUMNI BIOS
- Careers In Business, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship – Thurs. Nov. 16 ALUMNI BIOS
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