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July 2020

Conversations for Creating Connections – 11 AM EST

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

It’s easy to meet a lot of people, but how do you deepen your connections with them? Especially with our constantly online lives, it can feel harder to really get to know others. Research has shown that meaningful social connection is strongly correlated with academic success, mental wellbeing, and professional success. It has also shown that connections are made meaningful when there is openness and follow-through. Come out and push your comfort zone in practicing these concepts at Troost ILead’s…

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Virtual Mock Interviews

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The OPTIONS Program The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options. Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram Program Details: Date: Monday July 6, 2020 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST Location: Online How do you effectively articulate your graduate experiences from research to writing and teaching in an interview response? How do you craft interview answers that leave a positive impression with a potential employer? Come prepare and practice your…

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Conversations for Creating Connections – 8 PM EST

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

It’s easy to meet a lot of people, but how do you deepen your connections with them? Especially with our constantly online lives, it can feel harder to really get to know others. Research has shown that meaningful social connection is strongly correlated with academic success, mental wellbeing, and professional success. It has also shown that connections are made meaningful when there is openness and follow-through. Come out and push your comfort zone in practicing these concepts at Troost ILead’s…

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ILead Career Talks – Social Impact

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What is it really like to work as an engineer in social impact? Wednesday July 8| 12-1PM | Zoom | Register below Tell me what it’s really like to work in social impact. Where do I go to explore my options, connect with others, learn about myself, and take steps to develop my professional network during social distancing? This summer, our alumni working in the field are Zooming in to answer these questions in the second session of our special summer career…

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Leading with Your Strengths – 11 AM EST

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

We all have a distinct combination of strengths and research shows that when we are able to use our strengths consistently, we experience greater life satisfaction, improved relationships and deeper well-being. In this session you will explore your core strengths, learn about the 24 VIA character strengths, and be guided to reflect on how to best leverage and utilize these strengths as you transition into University. Join Troost ILead for this fun, informative and inspiring workshop! Presented by Troost ILead…

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Leading with Your Strengths – 7 PM EST

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We all have a distinct combination of strengths and research shows that when we are able to use our strengths consistently, we experience greater life satisfaction, improved relationships and deeper well-being. In this session you will explore your core strengths, learn about the 24 VIA character strengths, and be guided to reflect on how to best leverage and utilize these strengths as you transition into University. Join Troost ILead for this fun, informative and inspiring workshop! Presented by Troost ILead…

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Conversations with Club Leaders: Getting Involved in the Skule Student Groups

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Did you know there are over 100 student clubs, teams, and organizations at U of T Engineering? From design teams to social impact clubs to music ensembles, there are endless possibilities. At “Conversations with Club Leaders” come listen to student leaders about their experience in the student club community at SkuleTM. You will learn about their organization, why they got involved, and what leadership means to them. You will also hear more about Troost ILead’s Summer Fellowship which brings together…

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ILead Career Talks – Energy

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What is it really like to work as an engineer in energy? Wednesday July 22| 12-1PM | Zoom | Register below Tell me what it’s really like to work in energy. Where do I go to explore my options, connect with others, learn about myself, and take steps to develop my professional network during social distancing? Our alumni working in the field are Zooming in to answer your career questions in the third session of our special summer career series. You’ll get…

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Happy Hour: Positive Psychology’s Mood Boosting Techniques for Quarantine

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The OPTIONS Program The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options. Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram Program Details: Date: Tuesday July 28 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST Location: Online BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join your fellow graduate students for a “happy hour” with Dr Robin Sacks where she will be serving up practices to boost your well-being. We will discuss the neuroscience of happiness and the role hormones…

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