Grad Step Up 2020

Are you a new international graduate student on the St. George campus?  

Join the Grad Step Uporientation program to support your transition and get connected to key information, resources and communities at U of T.  

You can choose to attend any or all of the sessions facilitated by UofT staff and returning international graduate students. At the smaller interactive sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet other international students, engage in discussions about the international graduate student experience and ask all of your questions in a welcoming environment. 

“Learn from the experience of returning international graduate students” 

“Meet other international students and get connected to graduate student resources and communities at UofT” 

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Grad Step Up 2020 Program 

“Essentials for International Grad Students” 

Aug. 24 2020, 9-10:30am

Register here

Join us for this essential webinar that will cover information about your immigration responsibilities and working in Canada, your different health insurance plans and tips on living in Toronto as an international graduate student. This session will be presented by Centre for International Experience (CIE) staff, Graduate Union (GSU) staff and returning international graduate students. 

“Networking for International Grad Students” 

Aug. 25 2020, 9:30-10:30am> register here 

Sept. 16, 2020 9:30-10:30am> register here 

Sept. 24, 2020 12:30-1:30pm> register here 

In this interactive session, you will learn about what networking is (and isn’t), explore strategies to make it easier, and start building meaningful relationships at U of T. You’ll have an opportunity to put these strategies into practice and meet other international graduate students in a fun and informal setting. These sessions will be facilitated by a Career Educator or by Grad Step Up Facilitators.  

Navigating UofT Systems, Resources and Your Own Expectations” 

Oct. 21, 9:30-10:30am: register here 

Oct. 29, 12:30-1:30pm: register here

Join us for a session that will help you navigate your new experience at UofT as an international graduate student. Gain valuable tips and insights from returning international students on where to find what you need and learn from their experience. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own expectations and share your concerns and questions with other international students. 

Effective Communication Skills for Diverse Platforms and Environments 

Nov. 18, 9:30-10:30am: register here 

Nov. 26, 12:30-1:30pm: register here 

Join us for this fun and interactive session where you will have the chance to explore your own communication styles and preferences and develop strategies to adapt them for different in-person and online platforms and environments. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own experience and share your concerns and questions. This session will be facilitated by returning international graduate students. 

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