Last Wednesday, students interested in graduate studies had the opportunity to talk to over 80 university program representatives at the Career Centre’s annual Graduate and Professional Schools Fair. Universities and colleges like Carleton University, McGill University, and Humber College led the long list of attendees.

Over 800 UTM students attended the fair to get information on the necessary program requirements and experience.

“Students have the opportunity to speak with admission representatives from some of the largest Canadian and international schools,” said Vanisa Dimitrova, the Career Centre’s event and employment coordinator, “and find out what requirements are needed for a strong application.”

With U of T’s rise in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking from 15th place to 12th place in the 2019 ranking, the opportunities for students to develop a well-rounded foundation for post graduate work and the Career Centre’s push to build this foundation for students continues to be seen.

By expanding the fair’s attendees list to include more Canadian universities, such as the University of Guelph and Ryerson University, more international universities, and a more diverse program selection that extends beyond the broad areas of law, business, education, and medicine; the employability of the UTM students could continue to grow.

UTM principal Ulrich Krull told The Medium, “The QS rankings reflect the value of every part of the U of T system, and the rankings validate the enviable opportunity that UTM students have relative to the many other institutions that are ranked.”

In the coming month the Career Centre welcomes students to take advantage of the available opportunities in their upcoming events: A Day with CIBC, Your Science Degree Under the Microscope workshop, and Now That I’m Graduating What’s Next sessions.