Staying involved with the University is a great way to connect with other young professionals. As a graduate, you will be joining a community of more than 253,000 Arts & Science alumni around the world. From networking to volunteering and giving back, there are many opportunities to stay connected.
Network with other Alumni:
- As an alumnus, you are automatically part of the U of T Alumni Association. You can join committees that focus on themes like community, mentorship or alumni outreach.
- For recent graduates, SHAKER events in Toronto are a great way to connect with other young alumni to have fun, learn new things and network.
- Find other alumni from your faculty/college or alumni who share your interests through the alumni network
- Attend the annual Spring Reunion! This weekend long event features fun activities and lectures for all U of T grads.
Volunteer your Time:
Volunteering is another way to stay connected and give back to U of T. As a volunteer, you can:
- Share your experience with current students at networking events like Backpack to Briefcase
- Mentor a student through Arts & Science’s mentorship or job shadowing programs
- Speak with students at your place of business about the work you do
- Connect and share your career advice with a student over coffee
- Host a casual dinner or fun event to meet U of T alumni, faculty, students or staff
- Contribute to the Young Alumni Programming Panel through short monthly surveys to help better alumni offerings
- Serve on the U of T Governing Council
Learn New Skills:
Just because you have graduated, it doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. Explore new opportunities and acquire new skills through courses and certificates available through U of T or other institutions closer to you.
The School of Continuing Studies gives new graduates a $750 course credit. You can also continue your education through advanced specialized degrees:
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
- Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- School of the Environment
- Faculty of Information
- Faculty of Medicine
- Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
- Toronto School of Theology
Wherever you are, you can continue learning, stay informed and be inspired:
- U of T In Your Neighbourhood – a popular lecture series that comes to you in the Greater Toronto Area
- U of T Where You Are – the lecture series that comes to where you live and work in cities around the world
- Coursera and EdX courses – take advantage of the Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) offered by U of T