The ACE Seminar Series provides opportunities that will accelerate, cultivate and empower student success.
Through ACE, you will have the opportunity to engage with staff, faculty and peers to learn and apply academic strategies, life skills and co-curricular opportunities in order to maximize your university experience.
March 15, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (GB 119)
Facilitated by Your Next Career Network, in this session, we will tackle the big question of “What should I do when I graduate?” It is a question that has confounded graduates for centuries. Once we’ve broken down the question, we will develop a personal narrative to ace the interview. We’ll wrap up the session with some tips and tricks to help you make the most out of U of T’s career resources.
You will leave this workshop with:
- An understanding of how to approach the question “What should I do when I graduate?”
- A framework to develop your personal story
- How to most effectively leverage University resources for the next chapter of your life
Gold Mine of Engineering Career Learning: Learning from Research and Those Who Came Before You
March 22, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (GB 248)
This workshop will present highlights on a number of ongoing, cutting-edge research projects that look at the careers of young engineers. Based on the findings of numerous studies, we will suggest possible strategies you can use to learn from the experiences of others. Additionally, there will be an action-planning activity that integrates the theory into practice.
You will leave this workshop having gained a stronger understanding of recent research regarding school-to-work transition and finding a good fit. You will have also reflected on your own needs and wants for a career, as well as the effectiveness of your job search strategies to date.
Learning to Learn
March 24, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (GB 117)
Do you get anxious about assignments, exams and deadlines? Do you find that there is just not enough time to get everything done? Do you find yourself getting distracted and daydreaming as you are about to start your homework? Come join U of T Engineering’s Learning Strategist and learn about effective learning strategies that can help you ace your academic performance.
In this session you will gain a stronger understanding of how to read actively, how to take effective notes based on your learning style, and how to manage and balance your time effectively.
Mindfulness meditation is about being aware in the present moment. We spend a lot of time focusing on what has happened in the past and worrying about the future. This distracts us from what we want to do in the present. It also creates a lot of stress! With mindfulness, we can learn to slow down and appreciate the present.
Every Tuesday 12-1:00 p.m.