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Student-led Weekly Drop-in Programming

Schedule and links...





Friday, October 16, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

  • Join the Don team for an all-day study session on Zoom.
Follow your Commuter Dons on Facebook!

Want to participate and be entered to win some exciting prizes like a Fitbit and $50 gift cards? Here’s how!

  1. Track your wellness activities. This can include any wellness activity, like making a smoothie, going on a run, or taking a mental break from work.

  2. Track three days of wellness activities each week, and submit your entries using that week’s Google Form.

  3. If you submit your journals two out of the four weeks of Fit-tober, you are eligible to win a $50 gift card of your choice - decided via raffle!

  4. If you submit your journals three out of the four weeks of Fit-tober, you are eligible to win a Fitbit - decided via raffle!

  5. You also have the option of including pictures of your wellness activities in your Google form so that we can share them on our social media!

Tracking Forms:

Good luck, and happy Fit-tober!!

Fall 2020 Programming Schedule

Humanities for Humanity

Volunteer as a student mentor with H4H this fall...

In Humanities for Humanity (H4H) students and community participants will gather online once a week to engage in meaningful discussions on social justice topics from assigned articles.

Discussions will be led by University faculty and staff, and distinguished speakers from across the city. Student mentors are expected to help guide break-out discussions and offer pathways for nuanced commentary on each week’s topics.

Dedicated upper-year students are encouraged to join as mentors, and will receive for co-curricular record credit. 

Sessions will run from October 6 to November 3 on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 

Please email with any questions you may have.

Register to be an H4H mentor

Career Education and Planning Sessions

Join Vic's Career Educator and Advisor for informative sessions on a wide range of career-related topics. 

CLOSED: October 7 & 9: Law School Bootcamp Sessions

Law School Bootcamp

  • Wednesday, October 7 and Friday, October 9 from 12 to 2 p.m
  • Over the series of 2 sessions, we will dive deep into finalizing your law school applications before the November 1, 2020, deadline. Working with recent Vic graduates who are either in law school or have recently graduated, we give you the lowdown on everything you need to know before submission. 
    • Wednesday, October 7 from 12 to 2 p.m.: What I Wish I Had Known When I Applied to Law School
    • Friday, October 9, 12 to 2 p.m.: Personal Statement 10
Space is limited - register now!
October 16: AI Disruption in the Labour Market

AI Disruption in the Labour Market

  • Friday, October 16 from 12 to 1 p.m.     
  • Excited about how technology and AI are impacting the labour market? Worried? Afraid? Fear not, learn from Vic alumni who now work at Apple and Shopify about how they have dealt with technological trends in their own career journey! In this panel session, alumni from the STEM fields will share stories about the impact of technology and AI in the labour market as well as their thoughts on how you can prepare to take advantage of these opportunities to advance your own careers.
Register for AI Disruption in the Labour Market
November 6: Back to Basics: Resumes & Cover Letters

Back to Basics: Resumes & Cover Letters

  • Friday, November 6 from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Do your resumes and cover letters require some much-needed attention? In this session, learn some tips on how to make your resume and cover letters stand out from everyone else, as well as how to tell your career story effectively. Feel free to have your documents nearby and start identifying areas of improvement!

Register for Resumes & Cover Letters Session
November 9-13: Grad School Bootcamp

Grad School Bootcamp

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, November 9, 11, and 13 (time to be determined by students)
  • Are you applying for graduate programs this year? If so, sign up for Vic’s Grad Bootcamp over Fall Reading Week! Over three sessions, learn what you need to do to write a strong application including how to ask for reference letters, create an effective CV, and write persuasive personal statements. Spots are limited as we will ask students to build a mini-community of support and review each other’s application materials.
Register for Grad School Bootcamp and have your say about times!
November 20: Back to Basics: Interview Skills

Back to Basics: Interview Skills

  • Friday, November 20 from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Everyone has to go through interviews to get a job, so learn some insights to help you! In this session, understand how you can best prepare for an interview, how to present a strong and compelling case for yourself, and what to do after the interview is over. There will also be opportunities to start practicing your interview skills with your peers as well as learning some key resources available to you.
Register for Interview Skills Session
November 27: Back to Basics: LinkedIn

Back to Basics: LinkedIn

  • Friday, November 27 from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Wondering how you can network with professionals from the comfort of your home? This is where LinkedIn comes in! In this session, learn how you can create an awesome LinkedIn profile to showcase your skills and experience, as well as all the different ways you can connect with alumni and expand your network.

Register for LinkedIn Session