Career Community Lounge
Welcome to the Career Community Lounge! This series of informal gatherings is a live meet-up of Career Community members, held regularly on each campus. We are offering a space to gain career information, ask your questions, meet other Career Community members and glean career insights. There will be a 15 minute talk presented by a special guest followed by a discussion and networking opportunities.
TOPIC: Don’t know what you want to be when you grow up? A ‘Planned Happenstance’ approach to careers!
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017,
Location: Faculty of Law, 78 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Room J130
Seizing unplanned opportunities as they present themselves can play an important role in one’s career. Learning how to navigate unexpected opportunities and preparing yourself to be able to leverage them into career success is the focus of this lounge. Join us as Paul Handley, CAO, Faculty of Law will present how he has created a career guided by ‘planned happenstance’.
Special Guest: Paul Handley, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Faculty of Law
Paul Handley is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Faculty of Law at University of Toronto (U of T), where he recently lead a $57M capital project comprised of minor renovation, major renovation and new construction. Prior to joining the Faculty, Paul was the CAO for the Division of Student Life at U of T. He was a co-opted administrative member of U of T Business Board of Governing Council. Paul holds a Bachelor in Physical and Health Education, Master of Science, and Master of Business Administration from U of T. He has served as a mentor in the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council Mentorship Program and the U of T Organizational Development and Learning Centre Mentoring Leadership Partnership Program.
Paul also served as the Co-Chair for the University of Toronto Mississauga United Way fundraising staff campaign. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for St. Matthew’s Bracondale House, a community residence for low income seniors and families and is a Director at St. Michaels Homes, a residential treatment program for individuals living with the challenges associated with addiction.
Networking is valuable so plan on an extra 10-15 minutes if you wish to maximize this opportunity! (1:00-1:15 p.m.)
Career Spotlight Series
We are taking a deep dive into specific functional areas and career areas at U of T. Staff will have the opportunity to meet U of T leaders and learn career information pertinent to working in specific fields. You will hear about organizational structure, types of roles, relevant competencies and skills, as well as current work and future plans.