STEPForward

Calling on Arts & Science Alumni

 

There are more than 233,000 Arts & Science alumni with experience in every sector of society: government, industry, business, scientific research, arts and culture, education, health, human rights and more. Every day, this powerful network of graduates is making far-reaching and positive differences in their communities and around the world.

 

Our alumni are also an incredible resource for current Arts & Science students. We invite you to get involved by taking part in STEP Forward. This program is specially designed to connect alumni with students to explore the possibilities in professional life after graduation.

 

Share your U of T experience. Offer career advice. By interacting with students at a time when they have questions about where their degree will take them, alumni have a great opportunity to give an inside look at how the skills and knowledge gained in university can be applied to their daily life and future careers.

 
 
 

 
 
 

We want our students to understand the broad application of an Arts & Science education and the sometimes surprising paths to which it can lead. You can help us do that.

 

  • Join our Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program as an alumni career panelist or networking guest, or host a b2B Mentorship Meal.
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  • Take part in the Next Steps Conference for graduating students and young alumni. Your insights are invaluable to students who are about to transition to life after graduation.
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  • Host a small group of students for job shadowing through the Explore It program. Explore It connects second-year students with full or half-day job shadowing opportunities offered by alumni who are graduates of the same department.
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  • Join a Mentorship Program. Many of our academic units and colleges offer short-term (over a few months) opportunities for alumni to mentor a student.
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    There are many other ways alumni can get involved in supporting students here at U of T. Please contact us for more information about unit-specific programs you might be interested in.