Location Highlight: Toronto, Canada
The Global Career Center combines global reach with local expertise. The GCC blog invites you to spin the globe and visit program locations to learn about each city, review sample internship opportunities, and explore local program activities. This entry features Toronto, Canada.
Toronto Trivia. Did you know?
Toronto is the only Canadian city with seven major sports teams
A quarter of films set in U.S. cities are actually filmed in Toronto
Over 180 languages and dialects are spoken in the city
Almost 25% of Canada’s population lives within 160 kilometers of Toronto
Approximately half of Torontonians were born outside of Canada
Personalized Placements. The GCC team works one-on-one with each student to find an internship that matches their career goals, interests, and experience level. Internships in Toronto are available in a variety of fields, and examples of experiences follow:
Arts Agency: assisting with planning for annual event augmented by lecture series, creating email newsletters, and researching funding opportunities
Consumer Goods Company: providing marketing and sales support while refining database management protocols
Engineering Firm: working on product development by building models that quantify the value of sustainability and researching new features for a prototype to modify it to be used in Canada as well as the United States
Film Industry: assisting with post-production and editing or reviewing budget documents and supporting operations analysis
Local Activities. Program participants explore Toronto through a series of professional events and cultural activities designed specifically to make the most of the internship, connect with the local community, and build global employability. Sample activities include:
Art Gallery of Ontario exhibit lecturette
Blue Jays Major League Baseball game
Festivals and foods celebrating global cultures
MaRS Toronto Speaker Series with networking
Toronto International Film Festival highlights
We welcome the opportunity to discuss how Toronto fits within your global internship portfolio. Watch this space for additional GCC program location highlights.