Career Conversations Panels

Career Conversations panels let students explore a variety of careers within a specific field, connect with York alumni and individuals working in their field of interest, and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals who do the hiring. Throughout the year, panels are held with two areas of focus:

Career Conversations with Alumni Career Conversations with Hiring Managers
Alumni and other professionals share:

  • Their personal career paths;
  • how their university education is relevant to their particular position;
  • the realities of 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 résumés and cover letters;
  • What to expect during the interview; and
  • How to succeed on the job.

Upcoming Career Conversations Panels 2017-18

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).

 


Jan
25
Thu
2018
Career Conversations with Sociology Graduates @ 001 Vanier College (Renaissance Room)
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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 where your sociology degree can take you? Want to meet sociology grads who are working in diverse roles across different fields?

Connect with professionals currently working in a variety of professions and find out how their sociology backgrounds helped them to get there. During this panel, professionals will share their personal career stories about breaking into their 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. 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).

In partnership with The Sociology Undergraduate Student Association and The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

Participating Panelists:

Roderick Brereton
Owner, Urban Rez Solutions
Alumnus: BA Sociology, 1993

I am the founder of the conflict/change management consultancy Urban Rez Solutions. I have worked since 2000 directing capacity building initiatives. My expertise is providing consultation to communities which have experienced inter-generational socio-economic exclusion and disenfranchisement. I have extensive experience developing systems addressing the unique challenges of racialized and first nations community. I empower people to develop effective pro-social behavioural change strategies.

 


Register for these panels on the Career Centre's online system using Passport York (you must sign up for an account on the system before you will be able to register for any events).