In a global workplace where “business as usual” no longer exists, what makes your profile stand out?
One of the things that I’ve come to really appreciate at the Munk School is the degree to which there’s a willingness by the professors to play an active mentoring and supporting role with students.
MGA Student, Class of 2014
Organizations are recruiting for positions that did not exist 5 or 10 years ago, and a list of new job titles will emerge over the next decade. Career planning around an unpredictable job market is not impossible — it demands an understanding of how to get the essential skills and experiences you need for the career goals you want to accomplish.Through our MGA Career Development workshops, students learn to hone their talent and acquire the tools they need to succeed. From identifying their career plan, to networking and project development, our integrative approach ensures graduates are armed with the experience and strategic agility necessary to build a career and thrive.
Crucially, you gain, refine, and know how to market your skills and experiences to a future employer.
The MGA Career Development Workshop Series
equips students with crucial technical and professional skills for the workplace; please see examples of our workshops in the right-hand column.
The MGA Practitioner Series
brings practitioners from various sectors to present their expertise and views on current issues in global affairs for intimate discussions with our students. Past talks include:
Arif Lalani, Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
What’s So Special about UAE: A Model for Enlightened Accelerated Behavior?
Ben Rowswell, Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela
Direct Diplomacy: The Internet, Citizens and Global Affairs
Samir Saran, Vice-President of the Observer Research Foundation in India
India First: Modi’s Approach to Foreign Policy
Yasunori Nakayama, Consul-General of Japan
Japan’s Security Policies
Don Tapscott, Best-selling author
Macrowikinomics: Rethinking Government, Democracy and Global Problem Solving for the Network Age
Dr. James Orbinski, Physician, Writer and Humanitarian Activist
Rapid Health Assessment and Decision Making in Political and Humanitarian Emergencies
The MGA Career Week
is an annual student-led initiative that connects students with globally- oriented employers in business, government, civil society, and international organizations to showcase the talent, dynamism and strategic value of MGA students.
For this year’s panels and speakers, please see munkschool.utoronto.ca/mgacareerweek/.
A Look At MGA Career Development Workshops
Year One - Fall Semester
Core Skills and Global Internship Preparation
Workshops that build the core skill sets needed to secure your ideal internship abroad.
- Building a Value Proposition
- Resume Writing
- Cover Letter Writing
- Social Media Strategy
Year One - Spring Semester
Succeeding During Your Internship
A series that develops essential communications tools for working internationally.
- Presentation Skills
- Grant Writing
- Writing Policy Briefs
Year Two - Fall Semester
Redefine Your Value Proposition
Workshops that provide a platform for shaping your career before graduation.
- Strategic Communications
- Global Job Searches
- Job Interviews
Year Two - Spring Semester
Propel Your Career Forward
Workshops designed to provide the skills you need for the first five years following graduation.
- Careers Across Sectors
- Working with the Media
- Creating a Start-up
- Building a Financial Model