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Academic Advising & Career Exploration

Working in collaboration with Career Exploration & Education (at U of T Student Life), Trinity College’s Academic Advisor, Career Exploration provides advice on academic and career-related matters, including program and career exploration, graduate and professional school applications, and job search support and strategy.  Whether you’re trying to determine what to study, where to work, how to get a job, or what you’re going to do with the rest of your life, a meeting with the Academic Advisor, Career Exploration from the Office of the Registrar is a good place to start.

To book an appointment, contact the Office of the Registrar: trinity.registrar@utoronto.ca.

What does the Academic Advisor, Career Exploration do?

The Academic Advisor, Career Exploration can help you identify and pursue your career, academic, and personal aspirations, both during and beyond your Trinity and U of T experience.  Our Academic Advisor, Career Exploration recognizes how academic and career life are intertwined, and can help guide you through the exploration, planning, and learning processes that connect what you’re experiencing in the classroom with meaningful expressions of work.

What can students expect when meeting with the Academic Advisor, Career Exploration?

You can explore questions such as: What can I do with my degree? How can I get into the best grad schools? What makes a compelling résumé? What skills do I have and how are they useful? How can I get experience without experience? One goal is to help you productively and confidently engage with questions like this, understanding that you may not be able to arrive at certain answers, and that the processes of academic and career decision-making rely on curiosity in the face of uncertainty.

Important processes that our Academic Advisor, Career Exploration can help with include: program and course planning, academic challenges, job application strategy, research opportunities, career exploration and planning, graduate school options, and everything in between. The Academic Advisor, Career Exploration and Career Educators from Career Exploration & Education can meet with you one-on-one, or even in small groups.  If you have a group of friends with similar questions, or are interested in attending or organizing career-related events, just reach out!

What about faculty and educators at Trinity? Can the Academic Advisor, Career Exploration be a resource for them as well?

Absolutely. Part of the career education process involves students forming career connections with the material they are exposed to in the classroom. If members of Trinity’s academic community would like to explore career learning strategies suitable to their courses, discipline, or learning community, Trinity’s Academic Advisor, Career Exploration and Career Educators at U of T Career Exploration & Education are great connections to make.

What advice do you have for students who are struggling with career or program choices?

Even though everyone in the Office of the Registrar is an “Advisor”, we try to offer options and discussion, rather than direct advice.  Sometimes there’s no such thing as a good or bad, right or wrong, better or worse decision. When you approach course and program selection, job search and career exploration, you don’t always have to be 100% certain or know for sure what you want.  It’s fine to look for insight and information that will increase your confidence, which will help you be happier and comfortable with whatever decisions you make. Hindsight is 20/20, and foresight is impossible, but this doesn’t mean the career planning process has to be uncomfortable.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Office of the Registrar
trinity.registrar@utoronto.ca