Career Peer Educators

Meet our friendly Career Peer Educators!


Meet the Career Peer Educators at the Career Lounge - Show four student peer photos in the image

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

Vinayak (Vin)

Health Studies, 4th Year
Headshot of Vinayak(Vin) (One of the Career Peer Educators)

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
York University has given me the opportunity to connect and interact with numerous individuals from various backgrounds helping me gain a better overall perspective. Additionally, the knowledge I have gained in my academic program will help me apply relevant skills and experiences towards the healthcare industry in the future.

What is your favourite thing about being a York student?
Being able to meet people from all over the globe and understanding their unique cultures and personal stories that have shaped their lives.


Zarlasht

Global Health, 4th Year
Headshot of Zarlasht (One of the Career Peer Educators)

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
In the past three years at York, I have been fortunate to meet and learn from some amazing people (students and staff). These experiences at York have enabled me to become more confident and open-minded in my career journey.

What is your favourite thing about being a York student?
The best thing about York is that we have a big and diverse student community where everyone can find a place/person they can connect with. I look forward to meeting all of you and connecting with you at Career Centre!!


Runa

Psychology, 3rd Year
Headshot of Runa (One of the Career Peer Educators)

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
As a York student, I have been involved in extra-curricular activities outside of classroom setting on the campus to gain experiences and develop new skills while exploring my passions and interests. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through these experiences. I enjoy taking courses in my current program and intend to pursue higher education in my chosen field of study.

What is your favourite thing about being a York student?
I enjoy the lively environment of York University campus as it has a variety of extra-curricular activities for students to engage in based on their passions and interests, in order to make connections outside of classroom setting.


Brittany

Faculty of Education, 2nd Year
Headshot of Brittany (One of the Career Peer Educators)

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
I have highly enjoyed my academic experience at York University; it has been filled with plenty of different opportunities and new learning experiences. York University has provided me with the resources and tools necessarily to become an exceptional teacher. I look forward to informing you about these opportunities and encourage you to come to the Career Centre!

What is your favourite thing about being a York student?
The opportunity I have had to connect and learn from amazing students and faculty, who are both in my current program and within other fields. Through the connections I have made, I have been able to enhance my academic experience, direct my career aspirations and continue to grow my social skills.


Hasna

Education, 2nd Year
Career Peer Lead

How has your York experience contributed to your career goals?
My educational and employment experience at York University has immensely contributed to my career goals. As a Teacher Candidate, through my coursework and practicum, I have developed (among many other skills) my pedagogy and curriculum design. As a Career Peer Lead, I have had the pleasure of working with amazing colleagues to develop our first Career Peer Educator program. Through these combined experiences, I have taken advantage of and maximized numerous opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as expanding my professional network.

What is your favourite thing about being a York student?
I am very grateful for York University’s commitment to student-centred learning (in-class and experiential), diversity and social responsibility. Although York University is a large institution with more than 53000 students, at the student level, it feels very much like a small community of learners who care for and support one another. The numerous opportunities for personal and professional development available for students and alumni are remarkable and a testament to that. Furthermore, York University’s sense of social responsibility and value for community partnerships is very commendable.