CareerTrack | ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST
Academic Development | second year
There are two briefing sessions, one for Accounting Specialists and one for Finance Specialists, organized by the Management Department to help second year students explore in greater detail the course material and options available. Sessions are comprised of departmental representatives, the Career Centre, representatives from the CGA and CMA, and alumni speaking to the CFA and other designations.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the options available to you both academically and professionally as well as get the inside scoop on what the next few years will hold. Help position yourself for success by informing yourself about the resources available and develop relationships that will support you as you complete your degree.
In second year, you will automatically be added to a Commerce Students organization on Blackboard. This is one of our primary avenues for sending e-mails and posting materials on topics such as job openings, employer information sessions, case competitions and many other items that will be of interest to you. Please develop the habit of checking your Blackboard group regularly for updates.
Special Note: Make sure to also check your utoronto e-mail account on a regular basis. E-mails forwarded to other providers such as hotmail or gmail may not reach you.
The Commerce Advisory Group and the Management Advisory Group are comprised of elected students from core courses in both the commerce and management programs. Requests for class representatives are sent through class instructors in September. Members meet with the Director of the programs approximately once a month to provide confidential feedback on anything program related.
This is an excellent chance to represent your peers and contribute to the success of your program. In addition to building relationships with key departmental representatives, MAG and CAG members will develop constructive communication, professionalism and diplomacy skills that would serve you well both during the job search as well as on the job.
Academic Skills Centre
The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre is located on the 2nd floor of the Library and offers individual appointments, in-class support, and facilitated study groups for students from all years of study. The best way to get started in your first year of study may be to make an appointment for an individual consultation to understand your learning style and strategize to make it work for you.
The Academic Skills Centre partners with various faculty members, check your UofT portal for information on workshops, learning strategists, students facilitators and mentors all of which are available to support you academically.
Finally, facilitated study groups provide the opportunity to study course-specific material in a focused manner supported by a Facilitator who will help you structure and prioritize your study routines. Research shows Facilitated Study Groups to be beneficial in helping students learn efficient, effective academic skills.
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