Career Conversations Panels

Career Conversations panel events provide students with an opportunity to explore a variety of careers within a specific field, connect with York alumni and individuals currently working in their field of interest, and get inside tips on securing employment within a specific industry from professionals who do the hiring.

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Throughout the year, we hold panels with two areas of focus:

  Career Conversations with Alumni Career Conversations with Hiring Managers
Focus Alumni professionals share their inspiring career stories and the types of opportunities available in their field. Professionals who do the hiring share inside tips and strategies on securing employment within a specific industry.
Discussion topics Alumni and other professionals share:

  • Their personal career paths;
  • how their university education is relevant to their particular position;
  • the realities of the sectors they work in;
  • strategies for entering the sector;
  • opportunities within their fields;
  • resources for connecting with professionals in that field.
Hiring managers share:

  • Where to find and secure a position within the industry;
  • How to make connections within the field;
  • What is involved in the application process, e.g. specific hiring dates, materials required;
  • How to write effective resumés and cover letters;
  • What to expect during the interview; and
  • How to succeed on the job.
Examples of previous and potential panels
  • Discovering Careers in Kinesiology and Health Sciences
  • Careers in Counselling and Mental Health
  • Discovering Careers for Sociology Grads
  • Discovering ‘Green’ Careers
  • Careers in Public Policy and Politics
  • Careers in Science: Alternatives to Professional Schools
  • Strategies for Getting Hired in Accounting
  • Strategies for Getting Hired in Insurance
  • Strategies for Getting Hired in Finance
  • Strategies for Getting Hired in Technology
  • Strategies for Getting Hired in the Ontario Public Service
  • Strategies for Getting Hired in Service Canada
  • Strategies for Getting Hired in the Consulting Sector
How to participate If you are a professional or York alumna/us interested in sharing your career story with students wanting to pursue a career in your field, please contact:
Surina Sohal
Employer & Alumni Liaison
416.736.2100 x 40792
If you are a hiring manager who would like to share strategies for getting hired in your industry please contact:
Shanthini Jeyakumar
Employer Services & Events Coordinator
416-736-2100 ext. 22089