Alumni

Career Supports for New Graduates

A girl looking at the camera with a smileIf you’ve never visited the Career Centre, it’s not too late! The York University Career Centre supports York alumni up to two years after graduation. If you’re wondering about career options, need support in your job search, thinking about further education, looking to polish your professional etiquette skills, or want to meet employers, be sure to take advantage of the many workshops, services, events and resources offered by York’s Career Centre.

Read our Alumni Career Stories.


Alumni Connections Activities

Interested in helping current York students explore career options? Like sharing your experiences and reconnecting with the York community?

  • The TASTE program, depicted by a plate and cutleryTASTE (Take A Student To Eat) — bite-sized mentoring
    Share your experience and expertise with York students over lunch.
  • Career Conversations Series
    • Panel Discussions — be part of a panel discussion and share your career story with students, new graduates and other panelists currently working in your field.
    • International Webinars — provide insight into how your career path took you from graduation to working abroad and answer questions via webinar about the skills, knowledge, experiences and challenges that you have faced while working internationally.

Hire a York student or new graduate

You know first-hand the talent here at York. If you’re hiring be sure to post a job on the Career Centre’s online job posting system. It’s free and easy to use with over 40,000 students and new graduates registered in our system. If you have full-time, part-time, summer, volunteer or internship positions available within your organization, why not give a York student or new graduate the opportunity to apply?


Refer a Company, Job or Contact

Heard of a great company? Want to share information about the company you work for? Seen a job posting you wish you’d had exposure to when you were a York student? Know someone at an organization that has opportunities for York students or new graduates? Simply send an email to Liz Cook, Employer & Alumni Liaison at lizcook@yorku.ca with the details and we’ll follow up with them.


Graduated over two years ago and looking for career support?

If you’re no longer eligible for Career Centre services and you need career support, there are a number of resources in the community we can recommend:

Career Cycles: Operated by a former York University Career Centre Career Counsellor, Career Cycles offers career counselling and job search programs and services, including resume and interview support. There is a fee for service.

CareerJoy: CareerJoy provides career coaching and a variety of programs to help you build your resume, find the right career (or get help deciding whether to switch careers), and search for a job. Alumni who mention they’re York graduates can get discounts of up to 15% on all CareerJoy career coaching services.

Jewish Vocational Services (JVS): JVS provides vocational evaluations, career counselling, job search workshops and employer information sessions. Some clients may qualify for more intensive one-on-one employment services. Fees are on a sliding scale and clients do not have to be Jewish. JVS also administers the Ability Works program, specifically designed for jobseekers with disabilities.

Professional Resume Writing Service: Resume Target offers a remote professional resume writing service with a three-day turnaround and an interview guarantee. Their site also provides numerous career advice articles. There is a fee for the service.

YMCA: The Y offers a variety of job search programs and services, including resume reviews, interview preparation, workshops and employer events. Most services are free but some are fee-for-service, such as aptitude, vocational and personality assessment.