Backpack to Briefcase (b2B)

Each year, departments team up to host Backpack to Briefcase sessions. Throughout the academic year, alumni are invited to share their experiences and professional advice with students in a relaxed, social atmosphere.


  • to help upper-year undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni learn about career opportunities in their field and develop networking skills necessary for business success
  • to provide alumni with the opportunity to interact with students, revisit their alma mater, and share their stories of navigating the professional world
  • to connect units within Arts & Science enabling them to share resources and ideas to help them enhance student experience and develop strong alumni relations

Upcoming b2B Events

Are you an Arts and Science Student?
Thinking about your next steps after your graduate?
Here's how we can help you with your next steps.

The U of T Next Steps Conference 2013
Wednesday, May 1 (12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and Thursday, May 2, 2013 (10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Bahen Centre for Information Technology (40 St. George Street)
Attend this two day conference and build your network by engaging with speakers, attending interactive workshops and gathering information and advice that will help you with your next steps including researching industries, finding work, succeeding in the workplace and financial planning.

Registration required at

Alumni and Student Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 1 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Career Centre (214 College Street)Join fellow Next Steps delegates and Alumni guests to practice your networking skills, grow your pool of potential job hunting allies, and learn about Life After Graduation and the benefits and privileges associated with being a U of T grad. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages.

Registration required at

Recent Graduates Job Fair
Wednesday, May 8, (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)
Meet with organizations that are looking to hire recent graduates for permanent and contract opportunities. Bring copies of your resume, and dress professionally to impress!

No registration required (bring your T Card). A list of attending employers will be posted at in early May.

Thanks to all the students, alumni and guest speakers that participated in the 2012-13 Backpack to Briefcase series.  We’ll see you in the Fall for more b2B events!

Stay connected online with students, alumni and friends on our Arts & Science Alumni and Friends Facebook page and our LinkedIn group.
Backpack to Briefcase is brought to you by the Faculty of Arts & Science and is proudly sponsored by Manulife Financial

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