After You Graduate

Convocation 

Congratulations!

Upon graduation, you have become part of the U of T alumni community. Meet some of the talented and successful U of T alumni who can be found in virtually every corner of the globe, in virtually every industry.

Preparing for the Future

Making the transition from student to working professional or academic can take time and effort.The best place to start is by seeking the guidance of your supervisor and graduate unit. If you're in a professional program, your director will also be able to provide useful career advice.

Another great place to begin a career search is at your campus Career Centre (St. George | UTM | UTSC).

Move Forward in a Lifetime of Learning

Your education doesn't stop once you've completed your graduate degree. That's why we offer numerous resources to help recent and long-term graduates stay connected and informed, always with the goal of professional advancement.

Consider a Postdoctoral Fellowship


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What happens to my U of T email account?

You may have finished your education here, but you can still share your pride in being affiliated with the University of Toronto with an alumni email account.  After you graduate, your student email address will change to  your.name@alum.utoronto.ca.

You can continue to access your alumni account with your UTORid and password. Messages sent to your student email account will be forwarded to your alumni account for two years after graduation so you have ample time to alert your contacts.

2. After graduation, how does my access to ROSI/ACORN change?

You are still able to access your ROSI/ACORN account as long as you have a valid student number and PIN. Alumni can use ROSI/ACORN to order transcripts and view their academic records. To learn more about ordering transcripts, visit the Transcript Centre FAQ page.

3. Will I still have access to the U of T library system?

Yes, alumni can choose from a variety of U of T library cards. Privileges may vary at individual libraries.

4. Can I still take advantage of U of T's athletic facilities and clubs?

Yes, alumni memberships are offered at U of T athletic facilities. Visit the Alumni website for details.

5. Does U of T offer any other services to alumni?

Yes, a wide range of alumni services is available. These services include:

  • Career Development Services:

    Career Centre services continue to be available to you as a recent U of T graduate. Access an extensive database of full-time employment listings, get help with career planning, and learn how to prepare for interviews and create powerful CVs and cover letter.

  • Looking for academic opportunities? Register with the Graduate Dossier Service (GDS). The Graduate Dossier Service is provided for University of Toronto doctoral students to aid their academic job search. The main function of the service is to act as the depository for confidential letters of reference but can also contain transcripts. The service will then forward these documents to institutions offering academic employment as requested by the registrant.

    If you are an international student, the post-graduation employment program may be for you. It is designed to provide you with up to three years of Canadian work experience in your field of study after you graduate from U of T.

  • Insurance: U of T can connect you to reputable companies that offer life, auto, and home insurance. Learn more.
  • Travel opportunities: The Alumni Travel Program is your gateway to inspiring and enriching experiences across the globe. Let your wanderlust take you to wild and wonderful places as you navigate the globe with U of T!

  • Alumni Events: Even after you graduate, you're still family at U of T, and we're proud to offer you a year-round lineup of interesting and educational events and activities. From lectures to film screenings to socials to performances, there's always something to see, do, learn and enjoy. Stay tuned to alumni events.

6. What learning opportunities are available to U of T alumni?

Be part of the U of T community of discovery by attending a talk, signing up for a lecture series, or joining a massive open online course (MOOC).

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) also offers more than 500 classroom-based and online courses as well as multi-course certificate programs, many of which lead to professional accreditation. As a new graduate, you are eligible to receive a $750 course credit towards an SCS course of your choice. The offer is valid for 24 months following your convocation. For more information call 416-978-2400 or drop by 158 St. George Street.


7. I'm an international student. Can I work in Canada after graduation?

If you're an international student, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) to work in Canada after graduation. Determine your eligibility for the program. Learn how skilled Canadian work experience gained through the PGWPP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada.