1st and 2nd year EngScis—get the most out of ESEC! 

Too shy to start a conversation with a big name speaker? Not sure what “networking” is? Learn how to prepare for the ESEC conference, how to network in a professional setting, and the fine art of asking meaningful questions by joining us at our ESEC Preparation Workshop presented by EngSci and iLead. To register, please visit

This workshop will take place on:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MY 360

Engineering Science Majors

EngSci 2T2 Orientation

Prepare for ESEC 2019 by gaining
further insight into each major.

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The Engineering Science Program at the University of Toronto offers the following eight specialized majors:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Infrastructure Engineering (available only to students entering first year of the EngSci program in Fall 2017 or earlier)
  • Engineering Mathematics, Statistics and Finance
  • Engineering Physics
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Machine Intelligence

Upon completing second year in the Engineering Science program, EngSci students choose to pursue one of the above fields of specialization. As many students face uncertainty with this important decision, ESEC is designed to readily inform EngSci students by not only inviting world leaders in cutting edge research and technological developments but by also guiding students along their paths as engineers in progress and future professionals. To make ESEC more beneficial for you, it is important to learn more about each major offered in the program by reading through the above resources before attending. 

There will be nine speakers, but at most, you will only be able to choose and hear five talks. How do you choose which talks you should attend? The best thing to do is to use the ESEC website and read the abstracts of talks to see what would be most interesting to you. It is also beneficial to read the speaker’s biography to learn about the background of where each talk is coming from. This also helps with networking during reception.

Tip: if you really like one of the speakers, you could also look up the personal website/company website/research papers related to the speakers and inquire about their future work or an opinion on something you are passionate about. 

How to Network

You have been a given an opportunity to interact some cream of the crop researchers, industry makers, and engineer extraordinaires. Learning to network will give you the confidence to make connections and learn how to interact with people outside of your class. YNCN has a guide on how to network which can be accessed here.

How to Dress

We want to maintain a business professional appearance for our speakers, who we will be interacting with during the reception. You want to “dress to impress” or dress as if you are going to a job interview. For more information and tips on how to dress for ESEC 2019, see “Dress for Success!” below: