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Hit the ground running as you pursue your new career.

Accelerate your career with our Professional Edge Program. Designed for recent graduates, this program will develop your applied skills and hone your career focus. Building on the exceptional competencies and knowledge you developed in an undergraduate degree, you can expect an intensive, challenging, and immersive learning experience led by industry experts.

Register now and earn one of three in-demand certificates:

The Professional Edge Program is open to all, with no admissions process. Register before spaces fill up!

 

Complete a Certificate

Each four-week long daytime certificate program is designed specifically with recent graduates in mind – the content is fresh and compelling, and class sizes are small so you can connect with other learners in the same place as you: full of ideas and just starting out.

You will develop hands-on subject matter expertise, work on “real-life” projects from start to finish, develop essential business communication skills and participate in job-ready workshops including resume writing, networking, and interviewing. You will also learn how to create an online profile that stands out from the crowd.

Upon successful completion of the program you will receive a University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Certificate, an important credential to back up the knowledge and skills you have already worked so hard to develop, providing you with a professional edge as you embark on your career.

 

Who is this program for?

This program is open to all, however, it is designed specifically for recent graduates seeking an intensive full-time program to develop job-ready skills.

 

What to Expect

Learning outcomes are different depending on the certificate you choose to pursue, however all certificates will include the following:

Expert instruction
Instructors at the School of Continuing Studies are experts in their field with many years of experience working in their industry. They know what it’s like to start out and they also know what it takes to succeed in the workplace. They will work with you throughout the program to not only deliver exceptional content but to ensure that you are supported in achieving your goals.

Comprehensive content tailored for you
Typical Certificates at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies require completion of three courses. Each Professional Edge Program Certificate is a consolidated program with significant course content drawn from our three-course certificates, and tailored for an interactive daytime experience that integrates your learning, and prepares you for the modern workplace.

Project-based learning
You will work on a “real-life” project throughout the program.  Although various instructors may be involved, the project you work on will be relevant throughout the comprehensive program.

Business communications
Business communication skills are essential to success in any workplace. In this program you will learn how to communicate effectively – whether it be in writing, in reports and proposals, or in presenting. You will be challenged to develop and apply business communication skills that will help you throughout your career.

Career-ready workshops
The U of T Centre for Career Exploration and Education (CEE) will provide career-ready workshops throughout the program. These workshops will help all learners to develop a stellar resume, learn skills that will prepare you to knock it out of the park in an interview and create a professional online profile that stands out from the crowd.

Full-time format
This is a full-time, intensive program. You should expect to be in class, on campus every day for four weeks. There will also be homework and resources available online to support your individual learning and enrichment. The program is designed to emulate an intensive work environment – you will be expected to work by yourself, within a team and interact with others in the program through different networking opportunities. Just like work, the most fun is had when great work is accomplished, this