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Navigating a Job Search in Uncertain Times: Practical Tips and Inspiring Stories from Engineering Masters and PhD Alumni

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The OPTIONS Program

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options.

Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram

Program Details:
Date: Tuesday February 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST
Location: Online



Join us for a live studio taping of the Career Buzz Podcast! Career Buzz is Canada’s unique podcast that empowers lives, enriches careers, and energizes organizations. Four U of T engineering alumni will sit down for an in-depth conversation with host Mark Franklin, engineer turned career coach, to discuss essential tips for conducting a job search during uncertain times. You will learn how alumni prepared to transition from graduate school to the workplace, and the specific strategies they employed to land a job.


About Career Buzz Podcast

Since 2006, Career Buzz has broadcast unrehearsed conversations featuring extraordinary career stories of ordinary people, and insights from thought leaders including Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson, Canada’s career guru Barbara Moses, and career specialists Norm Amundson, John Krumboltz and many more. The podcast is hosted by Mark Franklin, Practice Leader at CareerCycles.com and instructor for TEP1030: Engineering Careers – Theories and Strategies to Manage your Career for the Future.

Learn more about Career Buzz Podcast here.



  • Alyssa Hermann, Project Engineer, R.F. Binnie and Associates (MEng, CivMin)
  • Darius Raisi, Consultant, Deloitte (MEng, MSE)
  • Katie Sampson, Research Associate, National Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (PhD, ChemE)
  • Naz Orang, Manager, Data Analytics – Lumino Health, Sun Life Financial (PhD, ChemE)

Learn more about the panelists here.

Moderator: Mark Franklin, Practice Leader, Career Cycles.com & Instructor, Engineering Careers (TEP1030)


Notice of Recording

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February 2
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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