Are you graduating? Here are all the events you need to know about in one place!

(Events are in chronological order.)

FULL Ryerson Alumni Relations Event Schedule

Multiple dates throughout the year.

Host: Alumni Relations

Over 100 events happen annually for Ryerson Alumni, which means lots of opportunities! Visit this page to see upcoming events organized by Ryerson’s Alumni Relations, Alumni Associations, Chapters and Regional Branches.

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FULL Ryerson Career Centre Event Schedule

Multiple dates throughout the year.

Host: Career Centre

The Ryerson Career Centre’s events, activities, and services are free for Ryerson Alumni for up to FIVE years after graduation.

We plan events to support your career development throughout the year, including a regular rotation of skill-building workshops and tutorials:

  • Cover Letters
  • Networking & Job Search Strategies
  • LinkedIn Essentials
  • Personal Branding & Online Platforms for Job Search
  • Resumes
  • Successful Interview Techniques

Visit this page regularly to see what we have on the schedule.

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You can also always book one-to-one advising appointments with our Resume & Online Profile Advisors and/or our Career Education Specialists.

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Break the Ceiling: Women’s Networking Session

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 5pm – 7pm | POD 250

Host: Career Centre

Prepare for success from the classroom to the workplace. Women in Leadership discuss triumphs and lessons learned. Build your network. Learn strategies for success from Pam Sugiman, Surrana Sandy, Toni De Mello, Farrah Khan, Heather Kere-Quelleng, and Bailey Parnell! Topics include:

  • Cultural/Religious Identity
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Branding
  • Setting Boundaries and Assertiveness
  • Negotiating Pay and Promotion

For more details and to register here >

Information Session: Canada Law from Abroad

Monday, March 6, 2017 | 11:30am – 1pm | SLC 508

Host: Career Centre

Thinking of studying law in the UK? Canada Law From Abroad (CFLA) provides a free advisory service to help students explore options for legal studies in Great Britain. The CLFA team brings together a wealth of Law and international study experience. They know what it takes to get accepted to British universities and have first-hand knowledge gained from their own time studying in the UK. They have university application and student support expertise gained at a variety of leading educational institutions.

For more details and to register here >

FEAS #RUCareerZone: How to be Successful in the Workplace

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 12 – 2pm | SLC 508

Host: Career Centre

Getting an internship or entry level position is exciting, but how do you navigate the world of work to build a strong professional reputation? Sarah Grace Law from FDM will share insights on making a strong impression in the workplace. Learn tips on how to be effective in your new role, manage conflict and develop relationships. Come prepared with questions to ask professionals.

For more details and to register here >

Social and Criminal Justice Careers Night

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 6 – 9pm | POD 250

Host: Career Centre

Network with non-profit sector professionals. Explore career options working in the community. Discover agencies championing social justice Participating Organizations: Toronto District School Board, Central Toronto Youth Services, Skills for Change, Pathways to Education, Operation Springboard, Black Coalition For AIDS Prevention, Ontario Women’s Justice Network, Income Security Advocacy Centre, and more.

For more details and to register here >

Ignite Innovation: Medical Devices Industry with Lahav Gil

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 6:30 – 8pm | POD 250

Host: Career Centre and the Biomedical Engineering Society

From innovation in medical technology to career options for engineering students, hear Lahav Gil, CEO of Kangaroo Group share his insights into the medical devices industry. Refreshments will be provided. This event is in partnership with Ryerson Career Centre and Ryerson Biomedical Engineering Society and it is open to Ryerson University students from the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science.

For more details and to register here >

Information Session: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 12:30 – 1:30pm | POD 60

Host: Career Centre

Considering a career in education? Come to this session to hear from Nicole Ryan, Recruitment & Diverse Student Success Coordinator at OISE, about the Institute’s graduate programs in Teaching, Social Justice Education, Educational Leadership & Policy, Adult Education and Higher Education. This session is open to all students interested in the field of education.

For more details and to register here >

The Next Step: How Graduate Studies Can Advance Your Career

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 12 – 2pm | SLC 508

Host: Career Centre and Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Are you an undergraduate student considering graduate education as a next step after graduation? The Career Centre and Graduate Studies present a panel featuring current students and alumni from the Yeates School of Graduate Studies offering insights into the career-related experiences of graduate students. Following the panel will be time for networking over refreshments.

For more details and to register here >

FEAS #RUCareerZone: Living Library

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 12 – 2pm | SLC 514

Host: Career Centre

The Living Library features “living books” from engineering & architecture who want to share their career story with Ryerson students. Meet recruiters, receive career advice from industry professionals, and learn about employment opportunities in your field at the Living Library. Enjoy a 20-minute face-to-face conversation with a living book, and begin a new chapter in your career!

For more details and to register here >

Voices of Experience: International Students

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 5 – 7pm | POD 60

Host: Career Centre and International Student Support

Navigating the Canadian employment landscape can be especially challenging for International Students. Learn from individuals who had to navigate immigration, the Canadian cultural landscape and finding their place within the community. Hear stories from individuals who found their place, found employment success and discovered a way to be resilient and adaptable in the face of change.

For more details and to register here >

FEAS #RUCareerZone: Drop-in Mock Interviews

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 12 – 2pm | POD 60

Host: Career Centre

Prepare for your next interview by practicing answers to some of the most common questions. During this 20 minute drop-in mock interview you will be asked three common interview questions. You will receive feedback on the quality of your responses and your overall presentation.

For more details and to register here >

The Last Lecture

Monday, April 3, 2017 | 6pm-8:30pm | Sears Atrium, George Vari and Engineering Computing Centre

Host: Student Life

The Last Lecture is an engaging end of the year event to inspire graduating students to get for their graduation and life after Ryerson University. Along with an accomplished Alumni Panel will be a faculty member, notable alumni speaker and a graduating student. Don’t forget to use #RoadFromRyerson!

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6 Ideas in 60 Minutes: RU Leadership’s Guide to Life After Ryerson

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | 2:00-3:00pm | POD 60

Host: RU Leadership, Student Life

RU Leadership’s “6 Ideas in 60 minutes” event will bring thought leaders from across Toronto together for a series of six 6-8 minute TED talk style presentations. Each talk will focus on the idea of “What’s Next?” as you begin to think about your journey on the #RoadFromRyerson. At this event, you will hear from a Recruiter, a CEO, a Recent Graduate, a Career Advisor, and more! Snacks will be provided!

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Alumni Expo: Stay in Touch, Get Involved, Enjoy the Privileges

Wednesday April 5th, 2017 | 11am – 2pm | Amphitheatre – Student Learning Centre

Host: Alumni Relations

Alumni Expo, hosted by Alumni Relations, is an annual event for the graduating class, introducing the multitude of services, benefits and the ways our graduates continue to remain involved as Ryerson Alumni! Meet alumni, get free swag, food, refreshments, and more!

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Webinar: Blackboard to Boardroom – Get The Right Career, Right Now!

Tuesday April 25th, 2017 | 12pm – 1:00pm | Online

Host: Alumni Relations

Take advantage of this customized  webinar for Ryerson Alumni, hosted by Alan Kearns, founder of Career Joy. Alan will discuss the secrets of finding and keeping passion in your work life.

Learn More: Link coming soon.

New Grad Career Fair

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 11am – 3pm | University of Toronto – Exam Centre, 255 McCaul St, Toronto

Host: Career Centre

Attention ALL NEW and RECENT GRADS! Don’t miss this year’s New Grad Career Fair, where students and recent alumni can attend, get connected, and get hired for a range of exciting opportunities with diverse, cutting-edge national and global companies.

The New Grad Career Fair is open to all University of Toronto and Ryerson University undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent grads from all programs of study. Chang School of Continuing Education students from Ryerson are also welcome. You can:

  • Meet face-to-face with recruiters hiring for diverse positions in the GTA
  • Discover the required skills/qualifications for a variety of positions
  • Find out about opportunities for skill development while on the job
  • Clarify application requirements/deadlines with recruiters
  • Potentially get interviewed, on the spot!
  • Connect directly with career development experts from Ryerson’s Career Centre

Learn more here about the New Grad Career Fair here.>

Blackboard to Boardroom: Burn Your Mortgage

Thursday May 11, 2017 | 6pm – 7:30pm | POD-250, Jorgenson Hall

Host: Alumni Relations

How do you burn debt quickly? Sean Cooper, recent TRSM alumnus and author of “Burn Your Mortgage” graduated debt free and paid off his house in 3 years. Join us as he educates alumni and students on smart personal finance strategies, effective ways to save money and how he managed to do it too!

Learn More about the Burn Your Mortgage Event Here.

Blackboard to Boardroom: Alumni Networking Night

June 22nd, 2017 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Location: TBC

Host: Alumni Relations

Get out after work and meet alumni at our Alumni Networking Night, in partnership with  Bartendar Atlas (co-owned by alumna, Jessica Blaine Smith). This evening is guaranteed to be a great night out! Connect with recent grads, enjoy tasty food and learn a bit about spirits in the process.

Learn More: Confirmation of location and registration coming shortly.

Blackboard to Boardroom: Dining and Discourse – Alumni Etiquette Dinner

Thursday July 6th, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm | Commons, Ted Rogers School of Management

Host: Alumni Relations

Join alumni and friends for an entertaining evening where you will learn the art of dining etiquette over a 4-course meal, designed by Chef Paul Huang. This is event is very popular and sells out annually.

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Alumni Weekend and Ryerson Dinner

October 14th, 2017 | 10:00am –10:00pm| Various location on campus

Host: Alumni Relations

Alumni Weekend and the Ryerson Dinner are two of the biggest events of the year for Ryerson alumni. Come back to campus to enjoy a full day of fun, celebrating the alumni family and our shared Ryerson experience!

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Blackboard to Boardroom: Stock UP – Investing 101

November 15th, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm | POD250 – Jorgenson Hall

Host: Alumni Relations

Join recent alumni and millennial finance expert, Shannon Lee Simmons, for this engaging, honest and educational seminar about managing your finances and investing wisely in the stock market. This is a beginner’s seminar, geared towards alumni interested in learning the basics.

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