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: “Real-talk about Secondments: Does this T-shirt look good on me?”
Date: February 13, 2018
Location: Multi-faith Centre, Main Activity Hall, Room 208
Tempted to try on a new role at U of T? Curiosity about another office’s role or work? Worried about the challenges in taking on a secondment? Join our conversation about what it means to apply for and work in a secondment at U of T: how to leverage transferable skills, what challenges you might face, and how secondments prepare you for your future career.
You can also view a short video on this website on secondments.
Special Guest: Erika Bailey is the kind of person you stop to ask for directions. In 2016, after 15 years at U of T, she took a secondment as a Career Educator. Now as Lead Coordinator, Career Exploration, she continues to foster environments that support learning, development and laughter while helping people engage with authentic learning experiences, navigate ambiguity, and answer the ‘wicked questions’ of today’s world.
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.