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Fireside Chat: Leveraging Your Graduate Degree with the City of Toronto

Note: This event is reserved for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

Are you interested in a career outside of the academy? During this online session, connect with professionals from the City of Toronto to learn how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a graduate student or Postdoc, find out about employer expectations, hiring practices, and how to explore career opportunities with Canada’s largest city. You will also be introduced to the Toronto Urban Fellows program, which is a competitive opportunity for recent graduates in higher education to tackle strategic projects and make important contributions to the City of Toronto. While the 2023–2024 Toronto Urban Fellows program is accepting applications from May 1 to May 12, 2023, the application deadline will be extended to York University graduate students and postdocs attending the event who are interested in applying.

The discussion will be followed by a Q & A where you will have the opportunity to ask the speakers your questions.

City of Toronto Guest Speakers:

  • Jean-Pierre Fernandes, Senior Specialist, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Veronica Lee, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Next Generation Programs
  • Naama Ofrath, PhD, Policy Development Officer
  • Angelica de Jesus-Bretschneider, PhD, Policy Development Officer, City of Toronto

Hosted by the Career Centre, in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Location: Online Via Zoom
To Register:


May 16 2023


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


(URL will be provided in the email confirmation)


Career Education & Development

Other Organizers

Faculty of Graduate Studies
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