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Department of Italian

Anne-Marie Sorrenti is not only a consultant advocating for women in leadership, she’s also an Italian Studies grad.

Anne-Marie Sorrenti (J.D. 1999, Ph.D., 2014) went from practicing corporate and entertainment law, to a Ph.D. in Italian Literature to teaching at the University of Toronto to starting a consulting business that supports the promotion of women into leadership positions. She’s passionate about the value of education, training and mentoring. Read more about Anne-Marie here.

What do employers value about Department of Italian graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 92% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $46,262/year upon entering the workforce. 63% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Italian alumni most frequently apply their problem solving and communication in these industries: 

  • Education 
  • Media and Communication 
  • Research 
  • Sales 
  • Operations 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Consulting 
  • Arts, Design and Culture 
  • Marketing 
  • Program and Project Management
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Finance
  • Law

graduate or professional school

A Italian degree equips students with the critical thinking and research skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Italian Studies
  • Library & Information Science 
  • Journalism 
  • Education 
  • Translation Studies
  • Law
  • International Relations

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals who are also Italian Studies alumni. 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 skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience. 
Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit 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.  

Explore Your Options

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 industry.  

Hone your language skills in language cafes.

Participate in conferences and lectures organized by the Department of Italian Studies.

Build connections by attending cinema nights and an annual Christmas Party organized by the department.

Apply for a CIPBA scholarship for an opportunity to network with prominent people in the Canadian-Italian community.

Take an internship ITA460 course to connect with real world opportunities through the Italian Chamber of Commerce or similar agencies.