Calendar

Career Centre workshops and events (including employer recruitment sessions, educator information sessions, Career Conversations panels, and career fairs) are posted on an ongoing basis as they are scheduled.

Jan
22
Mon
2018
Employer Tabling: Step Teachers @ Winters College Foyer Entrance
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Step Teachers has been a leading name in education recruitment since 2000. Step Teachers offers: Daily, long-term and permanent jobs, work in great elementary and high schools local to home with excellent rates of pay in London and surrounding areas, Cambridge, East Anglia and the South West. For our overseas trained teachers, we also offer a relocation programme helping teachers to settle in the UK.

We will be showcasing schools we work with and how overseas trained teachers are relocated and supported.

If you would like our friendly consultants to help you find work in UK schools, come and see Sarah or email her: sarahs@stepteachers.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you to the Step family!

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Career Conversations: Discovering Green Careers @ 140 HNES Building
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the Faculty of Environmental Studies.

Are you concerned about the environment and interested in a "green" career? Want to meet York alumni and other professionals working in jobs where environmental stewardship, sustainability and justice are important?

Connect with professionals currently enjoying environmental careers and get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work in this field. During this panel professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre's team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Katrina Gordon
Environmental Site Assessor, Watters Environmental Group Incorporated

I often describe my job as an environmental version of CSI. As an Environmental Site Assessor, I am constantly faced with new projects and new sites each with their own unique set of environmental factors, site activities and potentially affecting neighbours. It is my job along with collaborative efforts with various levels of my team to carefully assess the Site and remediate any environmental issues, if any.


Michael Charendoff
Policy, Research and Initiatives Advisor, York Region

Degree: Masters in Environmental Studies
Faculty: FES
Graduated: 2011

Current Position: Policy, Research & Initiatives Advisor, Strategy & Innovation Branch, Environmental Services Department, York Region

Previous Positions:
- Project Coordinator, Sustainable Waste Management, York Region
- Public and Youth Education Coordinator – Water, York Region
- Project Coordinator, Watershed Management, TRCA


Nancy Ghuman
Energy Analyst, Toronto Community Housing

I am passionate about creating a cleaner, sustainable and resilient future and like to use the world of energy as an avenue in achieving this.


Sophia Sestito
Environmental Manager-Corporate Services, EllisDon

This is an exciting time to be in an environmental career. From carbon accounting, cleantech innovation, government grants and even yes I'm saying it...construction! I have had my fair share of time working out in the field, as well as the pleasure of project managing. My career has been diverse in nature and I believe my past experiences have helped shape the opportunities I have encountered and will into the future. I have been involved in asbestos testing, environmental assessments, paving, geotechnical and concrete assessment and project management in the environmental consulting world. I am currently the first Environmental Manager EllisDon construction has had in it's 60 years in the industry and there are more opportunities to come. I can't wait to be part of the perpetual innovation, knowledge and growth in this industry!


Jan
24
Wed
2018
Career Conversations with Business and Society Grads @ Harry Crowe Room
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wondering what to do with your Business and Society degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the field?

Connect with Business and Society graduates currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Apollo Ojara
Senior Analyst, Privacy & Compliance, Scotiabank

I started my university studies as an undecided major, like school, my path in life was undecided. My sureness in what I wanted to do grew as my studies became more focused. Once I started to enjoy what I was learning/studying, what I wanted to do in the future became very clear. This is what I hope to pass on-to students who may have the same uncertainty.


Shireen Salti
Legislative Intern, Ontario Legislature Internship Programme
Shireen Salti graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Business & Society where she specialized in law and governance, media and communications. She then pursued her Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) Degree and the Graduate Diploma in Justice System Administration in the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) at York University. Shireen was the Social Convener of the 2016/17 Graduate Students’ Association of Public Policy, Administration and Law (GSAPPAL). As the Social Convener, Shireen was responsible for the planning and facilitation of GSAPPAL events including socials, conferences and networking opportunities for the MPPAL students. Shireen also represented York University at the 2015/16 Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC) National Case Study Competition.

She has worked in a number of roles in the Ontario Ministry of Education, Inclusive Education Branch and the Education Quality and Accountability Office. Her Major Research Paper (MRP) focused on the integration of privately sponsored versus government assisted Syrian refugees in Toronto and was presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) at the University of Manitoba.

Currently, she is one of the ten Legislative Interns in the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme supporting Member of Provincial Parliaments in various work demands such as preparing for question period, facilitating communications, writing briefing notes, drafting private member's bills, attending committee meetings, engaging with constituents and stakeholders, and researching policy issues of interest to the member.


Ridha Sabir
Project Analyst, Accenture

While I was completing my final semester as an undergrad student, I did not know which direction I wanted to take my career in. However, all the part-time roles I held since I was 16 contributed to my career today. I continuously use my interpersonal skills developed as a student to learn about potential opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Stay curious and you will attract the right opportunities.


Shawn Rizvi
Senior Consultant, Cyber Risk, EY

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, York University
Faculty: LAPS, Business & Society
Graduated: 2014
Current Career: Management Consultant - Cyber Risk

If you had asked me at 17 years old prior to starting university if I was going to one day run for MP, volunteer in Africa, back pack across Europe and become a cyber consultant; I would have thought you were crazy. Up until then I was absolutely set on being a lawyer,.. but here I am. On a daily basis I get to make a difference. Either through helping business leaders through strategy, complex solutions, managing risk and innovating securely, to mentoring aspiring young professionals; or too being a social activist and serving on boards of organizations that help make a difference, my career had led me to a path where I find value and can create value at every turn.


Feb
1
Thu
2018
Speed Networking With Sociology Grads @ Founders Assembly Hall
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wondering what you can do with your Sociology degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other Sociology graduates currently enjoying exciting careers?

During this networking event grads will share their personal stories, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available for students.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Vinita Puri
Clinical Director, Relationship Boutique Inc.

Vinita Puri is a skilled clinician that utilizes strengths based anti-oppressive methodologies for addressing the needs of her clientele. Her passion for social justice and alternative dispute resolution has always fueled her desire to coach and counsel individuals, couples and families that are undergoing life challenges and transitions.

Vinita is a Registered Social Worker and Family Mediator/Parent Coordinator in the Province of Ontario. She has been working with a diverse range of vulnerable and marginalized populations in a variety of community based organizational settings for nearly 20 years. Vinita is an Associate Member of Family Mediation Canada (FMC); the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM) and the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO).

At the present time, Vinita is an Elected Council Member for the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) as well as a Faculty Field Supervisor for the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. In addition, Vinita also volunteers her time as an Inter-Professional Educator/Facilitator with the University of Toronto; an Ambassador/Advocate for the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB); a Board Member of the Health Providers Against Poverty (HPAP); and a Mentor for Avanti Women.

Vinita possesses a Specialized Honours B.A. in Sociology from York University; a Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge (U.K.). In 2017, Vinita completed her Masters in Ayurvcdic Digestion and Nutrition from the Joyful Belly Institute (NAMA Accredited) in North Carolina. She is now a Registered Allied Health Professional with the Ayurveda Association of Canada Additional professional designations obtained include Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Family Mediation (FM); Parent Coordination (PC); Solution Focused Therapy (SFT); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Mental Health First Aid (MHFA); Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR); Crisis Intervention Stress Management (CISM) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

Vinita is an active Member of the Oxford Cambridge Alumni Society and is a Lifetime Member of the Cambridge Union and the Cambridge Neuroscience Society. She is also a Fellow of Darwin College at the University of Cambridge, U.K.


Feb
8
Thu
2018
Employer Tabling Session: Teach for the Future @ Winters College Foyer
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Teach for the Future is a global educational recruitment and consultant firm committed to providing a full range of services to both our clients and candidates. We work with over 10,000 educators and more than 100 international educational institutions. TF offers both online and offline teaching opportunities.

Feb
9
Fri
2018
Employer Tabling Session: Day Webster Ltd
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Organization Profile: Recruiting Graduate Education Specialists for Schools in the UK

What type of opportunities are you recruiting for? New Graduate

What positions will you be recruiting for? Education and Education Support

Approx. # of positions that you are looking to fill: 20

How should students prepare to meet with your representative? Resume

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Career Conversations with History Grads @ Harry Crowe Room
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wondering what to do with your History degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the field?

Connect with History graduates currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Career Conversations in Human Resources @ Harry Crowe Room
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wondering what to do with your HR degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the field?

Connect with HR graduates currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

 

 

Feb
28
Wed
2018
Career Conversations with Linguistic and Cognitive Science Grads @ Harry Crowe Room
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wondering what to do with your Linguistics or Cognitive Science degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the field?

Connect with graduates from these programs that are currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Mar
7
Wed
2018
Career Conversations with Communication Studies Grads @ Harry Crowe Room
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wondering what to do with your Communication Studies degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the field?

Connect with Communication Studies graduates currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Mar
13
Tue
2018
Career Conversations with Sociology Graduates @ Harry Crowe Room
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the Sociology Undergraduate Student Association (S.U.S.A.) and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Dean's Office.

Wondering what to do with your Sociology degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the field?

Connect with Sociology graduates currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Mar
15
Thu
2018
Career Conversations Panel Series: Leveraging Your PhD in Social Science and Humanities Outside of Academia (for PhD Students and Postdocs) @ Kaneff Tower
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A partnership of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Career Centre

Are your interested in a career outside of the academy? Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a PhD? During this session, connect with professionals with degrees in social science and humanities working in a wide range of fields. Learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.

During this panel, professionals will share examples of the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers. The panel will be followed by an open forum where PhD students will have the opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/career-conversations-leveraging-your-phd-in-social-science-and-humanities-outside-of-academia-for-tickets-41468287765