Alumni Spotlight: Marta Switzer
Hey Innis, I’m Marta! I’m a recent grad, but you’ll still see me around Innis as I’m currently working in Advancement for the College. In this role, one of the great initiatives that I have the privilege of being involved in is the Innis Mentorship Program. Students in this program are matched with an alum mentor who helps them discover what a career is all about. Now that it’s January, we are halfway through this cycle of mentorship and both mentees and mentors have already learned a lot from their experiences. We will be looking for new mentees next year; so stay tuned for the opportunity come September 2017!
During my time as a student I really valued the Innis community and the enriching opportunities it houses for personal growth. I was involved with the ICSS as Community Outreach Director and also served as Orientation Coordinator and WUSC Co-chair. Being an active member in the community helped me to feel like I belonged at Innis and helped build my confidence so that I could reach my academic and personal goals. Each opportunity I took provided me with transferable skills and increased my self-awareness. I encourage all of you to take advantage of the cool things that you can do while you’re a student here. You never know where they could lead you!
Office of Student Life
Be part of the Innis Office of Student Life Workstudy Team!
WORKSTUDY POSITIONS 2017-18
Applications available online and due this Thursday 26 January.
- Programming Assistant - Administration
- Programming Assistant - Events
- Graphic Designer
- Photo - Videographer
- Digital Media Assistant
- Communications Assistant
- Maintenance Assistant
- IT Assistant
Join us at IN2U Perspectives this Saturday 28 January for a series of sessions to help build your leadership skills and learn how to transfer them to leadership positions and careers!
Speakers and sessions include:
Sign up online!
- Keynote: Professor Lee - Sociology
- Alumna: Mary Stefanidis - An alumna's perspective on leadership
- Career Centre: Atifa Khan - How do your skills translate in an interview for leadership positions or jobs?
- "Switch" - Assistant Dean, Sarah Burley-Hollows - Change when change is hard
- Don: Julia Schneider - Conflict Mediation
BUILDING YOUR STRENGTHS
Building Your Strengths is a series of workshops encouraging you to further develop your strengths and apply them in a variety of contexts.
The next workshops available for Winter 2017 are:
Learn more and register here.
- Jan 27 - Strengths and Academic Success
- Feb 3 - Leading with Strengths
LeadHERship is a women's leadership event, on March 13, where students, alumni, faculty and administration (all are invited!) come together to enjoy food, network, and foster mentor-mentee relationships. Learn about your personal leadership style and ways in which you are affected or enhanced by gender. Register here!
Academic Skills for Success
Here's a snapshot of upcoming Academic Skills Centre workshops. For even more offerings visit uoft.me/ASCworkshops
- Jan 25: Reading & Note-taking
- Feb 1: Avoiding Procrastination
- Feb 8: Effective Writing: Planning & Process
- Feb 15: Exam Prep & Anxiety
FRESH START CONFERENCE
Come to the Bahen Centre on Feb 4 at 9:45am to hear from alumni and professors about how they bounced back from academic setbacks at UofT. Build your resiliency skills! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Online registration is required.
Would you like to learn about some helpful financial resources and information? Join guest speaker Anne Arbour, Financial Educator, Credit Counseling Society, on Wed 25 Jan, 3 - 4:40pm in the East Common Room, Hart House. Topics include:
FINANCIAL SURVIVAL WORKSHOP & FAIR
FREE giveaways for those in attendance! Refreshments will be served. All UofT students and their partner/spouse are welcome. Register online.
- Practical ways of budgeting and saving money, student discounts
- OSAP, Dealing with debt
- What grant committees are looking for
- Tax credits & deductions
- Extended health & dental benefit plans
- Family resources
The Jackman Scholars-in-Residence is an intensive 4-week residency in interdisciplinary humanities and humanistic social-science research for upper-year undergraduates. Running from May 1 - 26, it provides students with an opportunity to acquire advanced research skills and experience, while collaborating with an interdisciplinary and intellectually vibrant community of peers, professors, and research professionals. Accommodation, a dining plan, and a $1000 Scholar Award are included.
SCHOLARS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM APPLICATION
Apply online by Feb 8!
Arts & Culture
If you've made "significant leadership and/or volunteer contributions to co-curricular arts activities at the University," consider applying for a SEAA. Past recipients have been awarded for contributions in dance, theatre, curation, visual arts, and arts administration activities.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN THE ARTS AWARD
Apply by Feb 10 at 5pm!
Speak with representatives from 40 organizations, from many different sectors, to get information on their summer and full-time positions. Many organizations complete their hiring for summer by the end of February, so this is a great chance to connect with them. Jan 26, 11am - 2pm at the Meeting Place, UTSC. Find more information here.
UTSC SUMMER & FULL-TIME JOB FAIR
This interactive session is designed to support students in understanding how your degree connects to future career opportunities. A large-group activity will be followed by smaller rotations, where you will engage in hands-on career related activities to increase confidence and career clarity. Jan 27, 2 - 4:30pm at the William Doo Auditorium, New College. Refreshments will be served. Click here to register and to find out more.
WORKING FOR CHANGE: FROM DEGREE TO CAREER
Diversity & Service
Reading week is just around the corner! Think about joining the Centre for Community Partnerships for an 'Alternative Reading Week' that will allow you to immerse yourself in 3 days of volunteer experiences with local organizations. Register to choose from a variety of wonderful projects!
ALTERNATIVE READING WEEK
Applications are still being accepted for the 2017 Lead with Pride Conference -- UofT’s annual LGBTQ+ student leadership conference. Apply by Jan 27 at noon.
LEAD WITH PRIDE: APPLICATION DEADLINE
The conference will be held on Fri 10 - Sat 11 Feb at the Multi-Faith Centre. Click here for more info!
Health & Wellness
FIRST DO LESS HARM: THE FUTURE OF CANADA'S DRUG POLICY
Engage in a discussion with a panel of experts, including a person with current drug-use experience speaking on topics such as marijuana legislation, the opioid crisis, decriminalizing or legalizing drugs, and more. Free admission and free food! Jan 31, 6 - 8pm at the Multi-Faith Centre. Visit the CCP website for more information.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
Free, high-quality English Language Learning classes begin again in Winter 2017!
LEARNING SUPPORT WORKSHOPS
Join Innis Mentorship for a fun-filled night on Tues 31 Jan from 6 - 9pm in the Events Room! Board games and s’mores will be provided, as well as some goal-setting sheets and academic resources for the upcoming semester. Hope to see you there! We promise you won’t be ‘board’ and you will leave asking for ‘s’more’!
INSIGHT S’MORES & BOARD GAMES NIGHT
Innis College Student Society
Attention Class of 2017! Your ICSS grad reps would like to give you a chance to experience Winterlicious with a fellow graduating student from Innis. It's an opportunity to connect with a friend over a fun lunch before graduation. Sign up online by Jan 25. The ICSS will match you with a partner, and ultimately reimburse you each up to $15 for the meal.
ICSS PRESENTS: WINTERLICIOUS
Have event planning experience? Love Orientation Week with that Innis fire? Check out the Innis Orientation Coordinator application! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please forward them to the ICSS President, Brianne, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 ORIENTATION COORDINATOR APPLICATION
Email applications must be submitted by Jan 27 at 8pm. Paper submissions to the ICSS Office must be received by Jan 26 at 5pm.
Interested in working at the Innis Residence in 2017-18? Applications are now available online! The deadline is Thurs 26 Jan!
RESIDENCE DON & FRONT DESK APPLICATIONS
Innis residents are needed to assist in the Don Hiring Carousel on Sat 4 Feb, 1 - 5pm. Volunteers are needed in the roles of actor, leader, assessor, and discussion facilitiator. For more information and to sign up, click here!
DON HIRING CAROUSEL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Click here for the most recent edition of the Registrar's Office eNewsletter to get important information about sessional dates, academic workshops, what financial aid is available, and fun facts about your professors!