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Alumni: Giving U of T more reasons to be proud


For Recent Grads and Young Alumni

2014 Spring SHAKER at the Aquarium

Your relationship with U of T doesn’t have to end with graduation. It’s actually a lifetime resource of ideas, networks, connections and support. This page is your introduction to many of the diverse opportunities you can explore with other young alumni.

SHAKER Young Alumni Events

From parties to professional development to lectures, SHAKER is a premier event series for young U of T alumni. Watch your inbox for e-vites to upcoming SHAKERs—all year round, we offer opportunities to get together with other alumni doing interesting things. Let’s keep that connection going because together, we are boundless.

SHAKER — Connect with other U of T grads at the largest and most popular events on the young alumni calendar.  SHAKERs offer exclusive access to some of the most fun or exclusive venues around the city.

SHAKER Professional — a networking series of talks and seminars for young alumni on the career fast track.

SHAKER Educational — the fascination of a field trip with the socializing of an adult. Hear lectures by U of T’s top profs, followed by a fun and related activity.


Upcoming Events
SHAKER Pro – An Industry-driven Seminar on Business Writing with Shiri Rosenberg, Founder of and Lead Developer, Business Communications Program, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto


Previous Events

  • SHAKER Pro – Financial Advice for Entrepreneurs or Aspiring Entrepreneurs with Alumnus Dale Durand, Business Succession Advisor, Wealth Advisory Services, TD Bank – see video from this event
  • SHAKER Ed – Beyond the Boarder: Remaking Security and Sovereignty in Canada-US Relations with Prof. Emily Gilbert and screening of Canadian Bacon
  • SHAKER Pro – The Startup of You: Surviving and Thriving in the New World of Work with Keri Damen, Managing Director, U of T Entrepreneurship – see video from this event
  • SHAKER Ed – The Culture of Left Right Divide in American Politics with Prof. Christopher Cochrane and live US election viewing party – see video from this event
  • SHAKER Pro – How to Wow in an Interview with Prof. Steve Joordens
    Spring Reunion SHAKER at the Panda Pavilion (Toronto Zoo) – see photos of this event
  • SHAKER Ed (Stress Free Degree edition) Why You’re Attracted to Certain People with Prof. Geoff MacDonald and Intro to Improv workshop – see video from this event
  • SHAKER Professional – Understand Yourself and Others to Work Better Together with Dr. Jordan Peterson
  • SHAKER Pro – Does Networking Make You Feel Dirty? with Prof. Tiziana Cascia

More U of T Alumni Events

More Career Support

Career Centre
Need Help Launching Your Career? As a new alum, you can continue to make full use of the Career Centre for up to two whole years after grad.

Next Steps Conference
Adjusting to life after graduation can be a bit tricky but this annual conference aims to help you land on your feet. Held in the spring of each year and featuring intriguing keynote speakers, an alumni and student networking reception, and a variety of alumni-led career exploration and professional development sessions; this conference can help you plan your own Next Steps.

Backpack to Briefcase
Not sure what to do with your Arts or Science Degree? Backpack to Briefcase offers a variety of how-to-workshops, program based alumni career panels, mentorship meals and networking events to help you find your way


Other Life Long Learning

School of Continuing Studies
The School of Continuing Studies is pleased to offer new graduates a free credit towards their first course. Upgrade your professional qualifications or explore something new. Over 500 classroom and online courses to choose from! Some conditions apply, visit for details.

U of T in Your Neighbourhood
Because learning doesn’t stop when you graduate, U of T in Your Neighbourhood (UTN) brings the University’s best scholars and boldest ideas to a location near you. See the list of upcoming events on our Regional events page.


Benefits and Discounts for Recent Grads

Check out these other offers and benefits available to only to recent grads:

There are also a number of other benefits available to all U of T alumni including:

  • Financial Services – preferred rates for home and auto insurance, health and dental insurance and customized credit cards with loads of benefits
  • Club Quarters – Significant savings on full service hotels in prime locations
  • Alumni Library Access – Discount access to the largest academic library system in Canada

Staying in Touch – Update your Contact Info

U of T Magazine Online

Email after Graduation – Find out what happens to your email address after you graduate