What do you know now that you wish you had known about careers when you started at U of T?

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The importance of joining a Union for job security and advancement.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on July 7, 2015 10:32 am

Take some time to understand how your unit works in terms its culture–if you’re unfamiliar with Universities and/or U of T, this can take some getting used to. Also, learn about how your unit fits into the whole structure. U of T is a big complicated place and seeing how your spot fits into the whole can be very helpful.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on March 16, 2015 11:15 am

How being assertive if you have something to offer and stepping up was so important. I thought doing my own job was what I was supposed to do, which is partially true. You have to do your own job well, but you can ”put your hand up” and offer to do things. Best to have the conversations with your supervisor first to make sure you don’t step on anyone’s toes, but don’t wait for others to recognize your abilities.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on March 5, 2015 8:11 am

All the professional development opportunities for growth that exist at U of T (through ODLC, School of Continuing Studies, informal mentorship opportunities, and the list goes on).

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on August 15, 2014 1:13 pm
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