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 2018-19

Jan
17
Thu
Career Conversation Panels: Strategies for Getting Hired within the Federal Government @ The Second Student Centre, Conference Centre, Second Floor
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Connect with representatives from the Federal Government to learn about opportunities there. Meet professionals who do the hiring, gain insight into the field and get strategies and tips on:

What kinds of positions and roles there are across the Federal Government;
What kinds of skills and knowledge are required;
What the recruitment process is like;
How to make connections within the field;
What is involved in the application process, e.g. specific hiring dates, materials required;
What to expect during the interview; and
How to succeed on the job.

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

Alix Dostal, Executive Director, International Affairs Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Alix Dostal
Executive Director, International Affairs Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

After working as an insolvency lawyer and as Chief of Staff to the Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Alix joined the federal public service in 2007 where she is currently the Executive Director of the International Affairs Division with the Treasury Board Secretariat.

Prior to her current role, Alix held several positions at Finance Canada including Senior Chief of Framework Policy and Chief of Financial Stability within the Financial Sector Policy Branch. She began her federal public service career at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada). Alix holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Political Science from Dalhousie University.

Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General, Internal Audit Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Mike Milito
Assistant Comptroller General, Internal Audit Sector, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Internal audit is a professional, independent appraisal function that provides feedback on government management practices and activities, at both the departmental/agency and horizontal levels. The function assists in promoting the overall effectiveness and efficiency of government operations and the transparency of decision making.

Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service

Taki Sarantakis
President, Canada School of Public Service

From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Sarantakis was the Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board, a statutory Committee of Cabinet that governs most governmental expenditures and program authorities. This appointment followed three years as Assistant Secretary, Economic Sector at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, where he was responsible for providing ongoing support and advice to 28 departments and agencies and 15 Crown corporations on issues related to science and technology, environment, venture capital, innovation, regional economic development, infrastructure, natural resources, transportation and agriculture.

Prior to this, Mr. Sarantakis was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy and Communications at Infrastructure Canada. During his time there, he played a major role in the policy design and program delivery for the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, the Border Infrastructure Fund, the Municipal-Rural Infrastructure Fund, all program initiatives under the $33 billion Building Canada Plan and $5 billion of stimulus programming announced in Budget 2009, including the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

In 2011, Mr. Sarantakis was awarded Canada’s Public Service Award of Excellence in Policy, and in 2013 he was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Prior to joining the federal government, Mr. Sarantakis was a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and he also holds a B.A. (Specialized Hon., 1992) and a Master of Arts (1993) from York University in Toronto. He is a graduate of the Rothman School of Management/Institute of Corporate Directors Director Education Program, holding the ICD.D designation.

James Meddings, President, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

James Meddings
President, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
MA Public Policy and Public Administration

For nearly 10 years, FedDev Ontario has actively worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation and growth in Canada’s most populous region.

As one of Canada’s regional development agencies, FedDev Ontario is a key platform delivering the Government’s Innovation and Skills Plan in southern Ontario, ensuring that Canadians living and working in the region have tailored support to seize opportunities created by the innovation economy.

The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving their productivity, growing their revenues, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Read more about the impacts we are having in southern Ontario.

Joanne Lalonde, Director General, Workforce and Workplace Management, Canada School of Public Service

Joanne Lalonde
Director General, Workforce and Workplace Management, Canada School of public Service
B.Com, Human Resources Management and Management Information Systems, 1994

Joanne joined the Canada School of Public Service in 2014. She is a seasoned leader with 28 years of public service experience, including numerous leadership positions at the director general level in large decentralized departments and central agencies. Before joining the School, Joanne was Director General of Human Resources Programs at the Canada Border Services Agency and Director General of National Client Services at the Public Service Commission. Previously, she spent 16 years at the Canada Revenue Agency.

Joanne’s main expertise lies in leading people and organizations, having led large-scale transformations and change initiatives. She has been the Head of Human Resources, the Chief Security Officer and the Head of Real Property over the last 3 years at the Canada School of Public Service.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management with a minor in Information Management Systems from the University of Ottawa.


Get hired by the Federal Government

The following job postings are live 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).

APPLY BEFORE Jan 18, 2019. Candidates who meet the requirements and present a compelling application will be invited to an exclusive Speed Staffing Event first week of February to take part in an interview. Successful candidates will be given job offers on the spot!

Indigenous Services Canada/ Services aux Autochtones Canada
Developmental program officer / Agent stagiaire des programmes
Developmental Business Officer / Agent stagiaire de développement économique
Business Management Assistant/Business Support Officer / Adjoint(e) en gestion des activités/Agent(e) de soutien opérationnel
Multiple - Teacher / Enseignant(e)

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Administrative Officer to the Regional Director/Agent administratif ou agente administrative au directeur regional

Junior Portfolio Analyst / Analyste de portefeuille subaltern

Canada Revenue Agency / l’Agence du revenu du Canada
(Summer/contract)- Post-secondary student / étudiant de niveau postsecondaire

Canada School of Public Service / École de la fonction publique du Canada
Programmer, Application Development / Programmeur, Développement d’application
Support Technician, Infrastructure Operations / Technicien(enne) de soutien, Infrastructure/Opérations

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat/Secrétariat du conseil du trésor du Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Analyst/Analyste en accès à l’information et en protection des renseignements personnels

Environment and Climate Change Canada / Environnement et Changement climatique Canada
Administrative Assistant / Adjointe administrative

Jan
22
Tue
Career Conversations: Discovering Green Careers @ 140 HNES Building
Jan 22 @ 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).

Participating Panelists:

Sabrina Chiefari
Environmental Educator
Alumni Icon Alumna: BES Environment & Culture, 2007

About Sabrina


Katrina Gordon
Environmental Site Assessor,
Watters Environmental Group Incorporated
Alumni Icon Alumna: BES Environmental Studies, 2013

I often describe my job as an environmental version of CSI. As an Environmental Site Assessor, I am constantly faced with new projects and new sites each with their own unique set of environmental factors, site activities and potentially affecting neighbours. It is my job along with collaborative efforts with various levels of my team to carefully assess the Site and remediate any environmental issues if any.


Nishal Shah
Project Coordinator,
Ontario Climate Consortium- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Alumni Icon Alumnus: BES Environmental Studies and Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, 2018

I am an international student from Nairobi, Kenya. I finished my high school in Nairobi and decided to further my education in Canada at York University. I recently graduated with a Bachelors in Environmental Studies and a certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing. The reason I decided to choose environmental studies was to help me pursue what I have always loved- the environment and nature. This and to find pragmatic solutions to preserve the environment. After graduating I was offered a position with the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) as a Project Coordinator, where I supported the Project Managers in developing research that supports climate mitigation and adaptation projects, and also, obtain and prepare large spatial data sets, manipulating them in GIS, and carrying out research examining relationships between land use and climate change mitigation and adaptation.


Daniel Woolfson
Senior Planner,
City of Toronto
Alumni Icon Alumnus: MES Environmental Studies, 2012

After graduating from FES, I began my career in Urban Planning with the City of Vaughan. Starting as a Planner 1, I quickly immersed myself in all things municipal planning, reviewing applications to the Committee of Adjustment and moving on to more complex work. After 4 years, I moved to the City of Toronto, which has allowed me to fulfill a career goal of planning the City I call home. I am now a Senior Planner in Strategic Initiatives, moving from local community planning to a city-wide strategic policy focus.


Kate Hayes
Senior Manager, Restoration and Management
Credit Valley Conservation
Alumni Icon Alumna: MES Integrated Watershed Management, 1993

With over 20 years experience working in the United States and Canada in the environmental field, I have a particular interest in private/public sector partnerships to advance ecosystem restoration goals.

More recently, my work has focused on largescale habitat restoration projects on the north shore of Lake Ontario. I continue to have a strong interest in linking land-based activities with the health of the watershed and Lake Ontario.

In my capacity with CVC, I manage restoration team. We undertake a range of projects including forest, grassland, wetland, river and coastal restoration and management projects.

These projects are multi-disciplinary in nature, with a range of stakeholders from all levels of government, non-government, and corporate and individual landowners. My particular interest lies in identifying common ground that will achieve mutually beneficial goals and objectives.


Tonya Lagrasta
Sr. Manager, Corporate Responsibility & PwC Canada Foundation
PwC Canada
Alumni Icon Alumna: BA Environmental Studies and Geography, 2004

A certified Environmental Professional with over 15 years of experience in corporate responsibility & sustainability working with leading global organizations. I have developed a niche of expertise in the start-up phase within the public and for-profit sector, across multiple industries, where I have helped shape and translate vision into strategy, operationalize and report on performance.

I develop strategies and programs that deliver social value, mitigate impacts through operations, build brand awareness in the marketplace, and bring culture and values to life internally through the engagement of employees & clients. I establish strategic relationships and steward donor dollars across the public, private and charitable sectors to achieve social and environmental priorities in the community


Feb
5
Tue
Career Conversations Panel: Economics Grads @ Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wondering what to do with your Economics Degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals who have an educational background in Economics and are working in various roles and fields?

Connect with professionals currently enjoying their 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).

Lynelle Dos Santos
Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Alumni iconAlumna: Spec. Hons. BA, Economics and Business, 2009

I decided in my second year at York University to pursue a career within the public sector. Little did I know about the breadth of opportunities in this field, or the competitive advantage I'd have with a degree in Economics. My career in the Ontario Public Service has been challenging and fulfilling. I take pride in my work knowing that the advice I give to decision makers can impact lives.


Feb
6
Wed
Career Conversations: Speed Networking with Sociology Grads @ Master's Dining Room
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wondering what you can do with your Sociology degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other Sociology graduates currently enjoying exciting careers?

During this networking event Sociology graduates will share their personal stories, 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 for students. The alumni will begin by introducing themselves which will be followed by “Speed Networking” where students will have an opportunity to ask the alumni 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:

Theo Adjei
Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Counsellor, Toronto Harbour Light Ministries - Men's Treatment Program
Alumni Icon Alumnus: BA Honors, Sociology, 2012

I am a determined, motivated and resourceful young social worker with several years of field experience in the social service sector and community health sector. I possess a wealth of knowledge in client service provision and have assisted many clients and their families in crisis situations. I have also ensured that my overall goal when working with clients it to promote their well-being through effective assessment, liaison, crisis intervention, counselling, and advocacy.

I obtained graduate degree from University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and I am a registered social worker. I utilize a solution-focused clinical and a community-based practice model, offering both therapeutic counselling support and effective case management support to children, youth, adults, seniors and families of diverse backgrounds.

I practice with a harm reduction, anti-oppressive and strength-based approach that is culturally sensitive and trauma informed. My therapeutic skills sets display combined elements of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), family systems and narrative-based techniques.


Jamelia Campbell
Associate, Media Relations, Sony Music
Alumni Icon Alumna: BA, Sociology, 2015

When I chose Sociology as my major I knew that one of the possible career opportunities was being a publicist. After I finished the program, I made the decision to attend college, Seneca@York, to strengthen my hard skills in communications. That program culminated with a leap of faith with an unpaid internship and it kickstarted my career in the music industry. 3 years later, I'm continuing to grow professionally and work with artists/partners domestically.


Feb
7
Thu
Career Conversations with Faculty of Health Grads @ Masters Dining Room (Stong College)
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wondering what to do with your Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Health? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the healthcare field?

Connect with Faculty of Health graduates currently enjoying their careers in healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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

Iva Stankovic
Project Manager, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BSc Kinesiology and health science, 2008

Completing my health science degree at York University had opened up a world of possibilities including a paid internship (York International Internship Award) to spend several months in South Africa volunteering at Sci-Bono DIscovery Centre.
It's never easy to figure out what you want to do after graduating but the degree and this unforgettable internship abroad helped me understand that I wanted to pursue a degree in Public Health and work in healthcare - making a difference in people's lives.


Ariel Zohar
R Kin & Clinic Coordinator, Physiomed Vaughan
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BA Kinesiology and health science, 2015

Beginning my studies in Kinesiology and Health Science, I remember having a burning passion to help others understand their bodies but little direction to channel my energy.

My program exposed me to opportunities and a network that led me to my current workplace which is a multidisciplinary clinic. Here I work collaborate with a variety of therapists to deliver the best possible care to members of the community.


Ashley Carr
AlumniIcon Alumna: Specialized Honours BA Pyschology, 2010

Having always been interested in the mental health field, studying psychology was an easy choice. My honours BA at York laid the groundwork for my current career as a social worker, providing mental health and therapy services for young adult/adult populations. My passion for providing safe and authentic spaces for people to feel accepted, heard, and supported has only grown throughout my years in this field.


Feb
12
Tue
Career Conversation Panels: Commerce Grads @ Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building
Feb 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals who are putting their degree to use in a variety of fields?

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in a variety of settings and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in these fields. During this panel professionals will share their personal 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 in their 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:

Rahim Moosa
Founder, DigitalQ
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BComm, 2000

With over 20 years of leadership in digital commerce and consulting for global brands such as Apple, IBM, and most recently CIBC, I’m now helping individuals manifest their true potential, to find meaning and purpose at work, and to realize their personal and professional development. As the Founder of DigitalQ, I’m using targeted skills based coaching to prepare others for future opportunities in a new digital economy.


Olga Kaminskaya
Associate – Capital Marketing Trading, Interest Rate Derivatives Sales,
CIBC World Markets Inc.
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BAS Finance, 2011

I started my sales career as a used car sales person. After developing strong interest in financial markets I have applied to York University to complete a business degree in finance. Currently I work in capital markets as a marketer of interest rate derivatives to corporate and government clients.


Tosin Akinwekomi
Director, Change Management, Royal Bank of Canada
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BComm, 2007

I've been fortunate in my career to be able to do things that I never thought possible when I was a student. Since graduating, I have worked in the federal government, a boutique consulting firm, two top-tier banks and ran a not-profit. I've found ways to combine my career and my interest in social impact especially with youth - a mix that is very rewarding for me.


Feb
26
Tue
Career Conversations Panel: Politics @ Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals who graduated with a Political Science degree? Interested to learn more about their career journey and current roles.

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in a variety of settings and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in these fields. During this panel professionals will share their personal 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 in their 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:

Amanda Rodrigues
Executive Officer, Law Commission of Ontario
Alumni Icon Alumna: Bilingual BA, Political Science, 2011
Hey! I'm Amanda - a proud Glendon alumnus, and an employee of York University for almost 12 years. I think my career path has been somewhat unique. I'm a great example of someone who started from the bottom (thank you, Work-Study program!), and worked my way up to my current role, all while juggling full-time studies, an internship with the UNHCR, a side gig, and now a young family. I’m really looking forward to sharing my experiences with current political science students.


Roop Sandhu
Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, City of Brampton
Alumni Icon Alumnus: BA Hons, Political Science, 2010
If I were to officially title my bio, it would be the "Accidental career". I have simply shown up and put my best foot forward and most important, parked my ego at the door. Embracing things from a place of continuous learning is the key to my success. I am currently the City of Brampton's Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Advisor in the Office of the CAO, Strategic Development Division and it has been an exciting ride so far!


Mar
5
Tue
Career Conversation Panels: Communication Studies Grads @ Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wondering what to do with your communications degree? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the field?

Connect with graduates from the Communication Studies program who are currently enjoying their 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).

Participating Panelists:

To be updated soon.

Mar
6
Wed
Career Conversations: Leveraging Your PhD in Social Science and Humanities Outside of Academia (for PhD Students and Postdocs) @ 519 Kaneff Tower
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a PhD? During this session, connect with professionals with degrees in social science and humanities working in a wide range of fields. Learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.

During this panel, professionals will share examples of the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers. The panel will be followed by an open forum where PhD students will have the opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required.

You may register for this event on Eventbrite.

Participating Panelists:

Mai Nguyen
Senior Consultant, Maple Leaf Strategies
AlumniIcon Alumna: PhD Political Science, 2014

While completing my Ph.D. at York, I really began to enjoy consulting. I enjoyed providing advice and finding ways to influence decision-makers to take my advice. After several consulting roles, whether it was as an independent consultant, a policy analyst, or a political advisor to former provincial Ministers, I find my current role as a lobbyist to be the most fulfilling because it utilizes all my skill sets.


Raphael Costa
Associate, Economic and Cultural Development, City of Vaughan/a>
AlumniIcon Alumnus: PHD History, 2015

I work as the Manager, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Economic and Cultural Development at the City of Vaughan. We help people start and grow businesses while working to create economic prosperity.

I never imagined that I would be in Economic Development. I didn't even know it was a field until I started working in it! The best piece of advice I can offer is to stay flexible. Don't focus on an outcome. Being too focused narrows the possibilities!


Mar
7
Thu
Career Conversations:Leveraging your PhD in STEM Outside of Academia (for York PhD students and postdocs only) @ 519 Kaneff Tower
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you interested in a career outside of the academy? Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a PhD? During this session, connect with professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.

During this panel, professionals will share examples of the range of opportunities available within their fields, the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers. The panel will be followed by an open forum where PhD students will have the opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions

Registration is required.

You may register for this event on Eventbrite.

Participating Panelists:

Mathew Dionyssiou
Founding Program Director, PhDs4Hire
AlumniIcon Alumnus: PhD Biology, Life Sciences, 2014

I created PhDs4Hire to help change the way Canadians perceive PhD holders one job at time, to support PhD holders looking to transition away from academia and to promote entrepreneurship by helping academic researchers find commercial applications for their research products.


David Cappadocia
Senior Consultant, IQVIA
AlumniIcon Alumnus: PhD Kinesiology and Health Science, 2018

I am a Senior Consultant on the Canadian Commercial Effectiveness Services consulting team at IQVIA. I partner with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and other life sciences sectors to develop innovative and data-driven strategic insights to understand commercial opportunities and maximize the value of products and services.

I hold a PhD in neuroscience from the Centre for Vision Research at York University.

Mar
20
Wed
Career Conversations Panel: Law and Society & Criminology Grads @ Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals who graduated with a Law & Society or Criminology degree? Interested to learn more about their career journey and current roles.

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in a variety of settings and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in these fields. During this panel professionals will share their personal 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 in their 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.

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).