Career Conversations Panels

Water droplets making contact with a pool of waterThe Career Conversations Series, sponsored by York Alumni Relations, is a series of panel and webinar discussions that focus on various fields of interest and are designed to provide students with an opportunity to connect with employers and alumni; gain insight into areas of interest to them; and get advice from professionals currently working in the field. During these sessions Employer and Alumni participants will address and discuss questions from a Career Centre moderator, students and new graduates on topics such as:

  • 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
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).

Upcoming Career Conversations Panels 2014-15

Oct
15
Wed
2014
Career Conversations: Alumni Perspectives on Further Education Options in Health Care
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

In partnership with Stong College, Office of the Master as part of the Create Your Future program.

Sponsored by York University Alumni Relations.

Interested in a career in health care? Thinking about pursuing further education and looking for tips on getting into and succeeding in various health care programs?

Connect with York Alumni and other professionals currently enjoying careers in health care and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal career stories and educational journeys, tips for applying to and succeeding in the post-grad program of their choice, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience have helped them succeed in the work they currently do, 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

Mary Elias
Senior Analyst, Indicator Research and Development, Canadian Institute for Health Information
Alumnus: BSc Biomedical Science 2008
Ever since my grade 11 Biology class, I realized I had a great passion for learning more about the health care and decided to pursue a BSc in Biomedical Science. The thesis course at York University helped me discover my interest in research. After pursuing graduate school, I now combine my passion for health care with research and I know that I’m making a difference in the health of Canadians.

Simina Luca
Alumnus: BSc Psychology 2009

I have always dreamed of becoming a doctor- being able to take care of people when they are sick seemed to me the most rewarding profession. I started my journey by completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology at York University, and then pursued my medical degree at the University of Toronto. I am currently a resident in Internal Medicine, and love what I do- every day is an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

Lindsay Porter-Hall
Speech-Language Pathologist, Humber River Hospital

Alumnus: BA Linguistics 2001
I became interested in the field of speech-language pathology in high school and went on to graduate with a BA in Linguistics at York. Following graduation, I pursued further education to become a Communication Disorders Assistant and then obtained my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. I now work in the career that I love, helping children and their families at Humber River Hospital.

Nov
13
Thu
2014
Career Conversations: Careers in Social & Digital Media
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the Centre for Student Success, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and Stong College Office of the Master as a part of the Create Your Future Program.

Sponsored by York University Alumni Relations.

Interested in a career in the digital sphere where your ability to tweet, pin, hashtag, and select the right filter will get you ahead? Want to learn more about careers in social and digital media from York Alumni and other professionals working in diverse roles?

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in social community management, digital media, online communications, and online marketing and advertising to get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal career 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

To be updated.

Nov
20
Thu
2014
Career Conversations: Careers in Counselling and Mental Health
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

In partnership with Stong College Office of the Master as a part of the Create Your Future Program.

Sponsored by York University Alumni Relations.

Want to learn more about careers in counselling and mental health?  Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in diverse roles within this field?

Connect with professionals currently working in a variety of professions that involve counselling or mental health, and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in these areas. During this panel, professionals will share their personal career 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

To be updated.

Nov
26
Wed
2014
Career Conversations: Career Options in Economics and Finance
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the Centre for Student Success, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

Sponsored by York University Alumni Relations.

What’s it really like to work in Economics or Finance?  Want to learn more about the types of careers in this field from York Alumni and other professionals working in a variety of roles?

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in banking, investments, market analysis and more, and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal career 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

To be updated.