Connect & Explore Youth Networking Event

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We have heard it a million times before – when it comes to finding a job or deciding on a career path, networking is key!  But, whether you are young or old, networking can feel like quite the endeavor. Where do you start? How do you go about meeting and connecting with professionals willing to share their experience with you? What do you say?  What don’t you say? With that in mind, CultureLink’s  Youth Online Employment Strategy (YOES) partnered with the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) to host the first ever Connect & Explore Youth Networking event at City Hall this past April 13th.
To help youth build their social capital and explore career opportunities in various sectors, we invited professionals from the healthcare, financial service, marketing & communications and non-profit sectors to share their experiences with youth. Through interactive games and speed mentoring, youth had the chance to connect

with a variety of  mentors in an open and fun environment, learn about their career paths, discover new career possibilities and receive advice from professionals working in the field. Lively conversations could be heard throughout the night! The room was packed with youth and mentors sharing stories, personal challenges, job searching tips and much more!

Check out the our youth blog for a photo recap of what went down.