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

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

David Onyett-Jeffries
Gluskin Sheff + Associates
Alumnus: MA Economics, 2008

After obtaining my MA from York, I worked for the Ontario Ministry of Finance for a year before landing in the Economics department at RBC Capital where I got a front row seat of the global economy in crisis as my role was to try and help make sense of what was going on. I now work for an asset management firm supporting the top-down perspective of the investment process.