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Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources
Rumeet Billan is not only named one of Canada's most powerful women, she's also an Industrial Relations & Human Resources grad.
Rumeet Billan (B.A. 2006, M.Ed. 2010, Ph.D. 2014) owns for-profit and non-profit educational businesses. he also teaches the Leadership Essentials Course at McMaster University. Rumeet credits her success to an interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship. Read more about Rumeet here.
What do employers value about Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources graduates?
think critically and creatively
write clearly and effectively
develop innovative solutions to unique situations
analyze policies for fairness and accuracy
develop strategies to address social issues related to power and authority, cultural communication, poverty and discrimination
use quantitative and technological literacy in gathering and analyzing data
apply an interdisciplinary, global perspective to understand interactions of people, communities and organizations
present a case convincingly
Within two years of graduation, 97% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $49,544/year upon entering the workforce. 44% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)
your degree after graduation
University of Toronto Industrial Relations & Human Resources alumni most frequently apply their problem solving and communication in these industries:
- Human Resources
- Program and Project Management
- Media and Communication
graduate or professional school
An Industrial Relations & Human Resources degree equips students with the critical thinking and research skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:
- Industrial Relations & Human Resources
- Business & Economics
exploring opportunities while you're a student
Learn About yourself
Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals like an HR Supervisor. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options.
Find a Work-Study Position that connects the analytical and strategic skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience.
Attend a Career Centre workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit cln.utoronto.ca for more information.
Connect with Alumni
The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.
Options in your Department
While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career.
Talk to your professors and teaching assistants to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your discipline.