2017 Edition of Messages in the Media

The latest edition of our journal, Messages in the Media, is now available at the link below:ESSA cover 3-01 PNG

2017 Messages in the Media

The ESSA Journal: Messages in the Media 2013

The latest edition of our journal, Messages in the Media, is now available at the link below:

Messages in the Media 2013





The Inaugural ESSA Journal

Please check out the first edition of our journal, Messages in the Media.



Making a Career in Public Service – Three Former Top Civil Servants Tell You How They Did It

With the opportunity to work in multiple levels across a variety of portfolios, the civil service offers dynamic and interesting careers.

Please join the European Studies Students’ Association on Friday, March 2nd at 9:30 am in the History Department Boardroom, 2nd Floor Bridge at Sidney Smith, for an enlightening and engaging panel discussion with three former civil servants sharing the paths they took to the top of the civil service.

Georgina Steinsky-Schwartz, a former federal Deputy Minister of Supply and Services will chair this panel and facilitate discussion between the students and speakers. The three speakers who will be joining us are: Kathy Bouey, who has experience both at the provincial and federal levels and in her last position was Secretary of the Management Board in the Government of Ontario; Ian Clark, current faculty member of the School of Public Policy at the University of Toronto and a former Deputy Minister across a broad range of portfolios in the federal government; and Jay Kaufman, a former Ontario Deputy Minister of Finance, with experience at senior levels in other provincial governments.

The event will start with an informal breakfast at 9:30, followed by a panel discussion where the speakers will relate their professional experiences. Most of the time will be allocated to open discussion so that the audience can dialogue with the panelists.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this event, and if you have any questions, please contact us at: essa@utoronto.ca

Career Seminar with Karen Berlin

Karen Berlin will be speaking to ESSA members on Wednesday, November 23rd about the best ways to present yourself in the ever-changing job market. Karen will also be speaking about her own experiences, and how she made the transition from dancing professionally to recruiting for investment banks. Karen has only recently moved back to Canada after having spent 18 years in New York, where she worked for Morgan Stanley, and other investment banks. Karen is currently the Senior Campus Recruitment Partner for BMO Capital Markets.

This talk will be held at the Munk School, in Room 208N from 4-6pm on Wednesday, November 23. Refreshments will be served.

Talk by Georgina Steinsky-Schwartz

The European Studies Students’ Association is excited to announce that this coming Friday, November 18th, we will be lucky enough to have Georgina Steinsky-Schwartz, an accomplished Canadian businesswoman, community organizer, historian and public servant, come and talk to our members. Ms Steinsky-Schwartz will be discussing her considerable experience in the three major sectors (public, private, and nonprofit) and is offering to share her experience with our members and anyone else interested in the benefits of such varied experience. Ms Steinsky-Schwartz has worked both within Canada and internationally.

The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. by sending an e-mail to essa@utoronto.ca, or by “attending” on facebook. We hope to see everyone at this highly-anticipated event!

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Centre for International Experience Exchange Fair

Ever wonder about the prospect of study abroad? Then don’t miss this great opportunity to meet representatives of U of T exchange partner institutions and students from all over the world. The Centre for International Experience has organized an Exchange Fair on November 21, 10:00am-4:00pm at the CIE, 33 St.George St. Can’t make it downtown? No problem – the CIE will also be hosting Exchange Fairs at Mississauga and Scarborough campuses. Check the CIE home page and/or sign up the CIE list serve to get further details.