The Department for the Study of Religion invites you to attend the inaugural year of the Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program for students from the Department for the Study of Religion. Throughout the year, you will be invited to attend various b2B events such as career panel discussions & networking events with alumni from the Department for the Study of Religion, sit-down meals hosted by Religion alumni, Career Centre workshops and the U of T Next Steps Conference.

First step? Register for a Making Connections at Backpack to Briefcase workshop. You can choose to attend any of the available workshops (you need only attend one):

Making Connections at b2B Workshop Dates:

Thursday September 19                        2:00pm-4:00pm             Bahen Centre, BA1130

Friday September 20                             2:00pm-4:00pm             Sidney Smith Hall, SS1083

Monday September 23              2:00pm-4:00pm             Jackman Humanities, JH100

Attend this workshop to learn the skills needed to make quality connections as you expand your personal and professional networks. Prepare and practice for b2B networking events in this interactive seminar. Learn how to start a conversation and make a good impression.


Other Upcoming Events:
Career Panel Discussion with Alumni from CERES, Political Science and Religion
Tuesday October 8


Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, JH100

There is no cost to attend any b2B event.  Register online at

NOTE: Full participation in the b2B program can be included on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR). At a minimum, full participation includes: attendance at one b2B Career Centre workshop, one alumni-student event and the completion of related reflection & assessment activities. Your CCR is an official U of T document that lists approved activities/experiences that you’ve participated in outside the classroom.

* If you require an accommodation due to a disability please contact at least one week prior to the event and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.