Career Peer Educators

Meet the Career Peer Educators at the Career Lounge

Upcoming Career Lounge Schedule
Career Peer Educators are a team of York students with extensive training and a desire to support other students and recent graduates on their career journey.

Visit our Career Peer Educators in the Career Lounge; where they will listen, help to identify your career-related concerns, work with you to update documents and take next steps, and refer to appropriate resources.

You will also find our friendly Career Peer Educators representing the Career Centre at the Red Zone, Learning Commons and campus events.

Meet the Team

Aisha Saleem

Career Peer Educator Lead
Faculty of Health - Spec. Hons. Global Heath (e-health), 4th year
Headshot of Aisha Saleem (Career Peer Educator Lead)

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
I believe one of the best decisions I made in my first year at YorkU was to step out of my comfort zone and get involved with student activities and initiatives on campus. I had recently moved to Canada when I started my first year as an undeclared major. Through volunteering for student clubs on campus, I was able to explore my passions and interests; these experiences ultimately guided my decision of choosing to major in Global Health. My subsequent involvement with Islamic Relief at York as their Vice President and organizing initiatives such as Refugee Awareness Week enabled me to connect with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds. The YorkU community has consistently provided a supportive environment that continues to successfully facilitate my career journey.
What is your favorite thing about being a York student?
The best thing about being a York Student is that the diverse and collaborative nature of the YorkU community gives us all countless opportunities to make meaningful connections with our fellow peers. I look forward to meeting you all at the career centre! Don't be shy, drop by and say Hi!

Rose Shadman

Career Peer Educator
Dual Degree Program: B.Eng., Spec.Hons. Civil Engineering and B.A., International Development Studies
Headshot of Rose Shadman (Career Peer Educator)

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
My professional education at York has taught me the technical knowledge that I will need to attain my career. I also have learned many other essential skills such as professional writing, leadership, time management and teamwork through my studies and my community involvement at York University.
What is your favorite thing about being a York student?
I like the multiculturalism of York and variety of activities available at York, which provides different opportunities to the students to become involved and feel like they belong.

Tiffany Lai

Career Peer Educator
Schulich BBA, 3rd year
Headshot of Tiffany Lai (Career Peer Educator)

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
As an aspiring accounting and finance professional, my York experience has played a great role in my career journey. Taking advantage of the various workshops and online resources that York offers has allowed me to learn about different job opportunities, join interesting clubs, and attend useful workshops and networking events!
What is your favorite thing about being a York student?
I love that I get to be a part of the diverse and friendly community. Although everyone comes from different backgrounds, we are able to build deep connections through sharing our stories and experiences.

Amy Epstein

Career Peer Educator
BFA Dance Degree (Completed), Degree in Kinesiology
Headshot of Amy Epstein (Career Peer Educator)

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
My York experience has shaped my career goals through the ability to study both of my passions of dance and anatomy at one school and finding out if that’s what I want to continue in.
What is your favorite thing about being a York student?
My favourite thing about being a York Student is the infinite ways you can get involved in the community and clubs for almost any interest! My best advice would be to get involved and to take all the opportunities you can! Your time at York will fly by, so make sure to get as much as you can out of it!