by Kim Osten
This year the CIC Toronto Section hosted over 125 people at our annual Career Fair at the University of Toronto on Friday April 28th, 2017. The event was tailored towards graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early career CIC members from across the Greater Toronto Area. This year’s event was supported through generous donations from our Platinum Sponsors: the University of Toronto Department of Chemistry and ChemClub, as well as our Silver Sponsors: Bereskin & Parr, GreenCentre Canada and the Ryerson University Department of Chemistry and Biology.
Throughout the day of the event, industry representatives and students were provided numerous opportunities to network during various activities, including a panel discussion and four keynote presentations, as well as a company booth session and round table discussions. We were also pleased to provide a workshop for job search strategies hosted by the University of Toronto Career Centre. Some of the organizations in attendance included MaRS Discovery District, Digital Specialty Chemicals, Inkbox, Toronto Research Chemicals, Vive Crop Protection, GreenCentre Canada, VWR, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and many more. This year we were also fortunate to host on-site interviews for current job openings at Inkbox and Digital Specialty Chemicals.