Steps to Participate

STEP 1: Review the list of TASTE alumni participants to determine if there is an alumna/us with whom you would like to meet over lunch.

STEP 2: If you are interested in having lunch with any of the York alumni listed on the TASTE website, please complete the TASTE Student Participation Form by following these instructions:

  • Login to the Career Centre's online system (opens in a new window) using your Passport York username and password
  • Once logged in, go to the "Forms" section
  • Find the "TASTE Participation Form" in the list of forms
  • Click on the "Fill In Form" button beside it and complete the requested information
  • Click "Submit"

STEP 3: If you haven't already done so, please register for either the Stand Out At Interviews & Networking Events workshop OR Dining Etiquette workshop prior to your lunch appointment. If you've already attended one of these workshops, please indicate the date you attended the workshop on the TASTE Participation Form (see Step 2).

STEP 4: If you've been selected, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your interest in participating in TASTE. Please RSVP to this e-mail to confirm your interest and participation. Once you RSVP to this e-mail, you will receive a final confirmation of your TASTE Lunch appointment with the date, time, location, a link to informational interviewing tips, and name of the other student with whom you will be participating.

Cancellations: If you have to cancel your TASTE lunch appointment due to unforeseeable and legitimate circumstances, you must notify the career centre by 9:00am the day before the scheduled lunch. For example if your lunch is scheduled to take place on June 15th at 12:00pm, you must notify the Career Centre that you will not be able to attend by 9:00am on June 14th. To notify us that you must cancel your TASTE lunch please call the the Career Centre at 416-736-5351. Leave a voicemail message clearly stating the following:

  • Your name
  • Your student number
  • That you are cancelling a TASTE lunch
  • The date of your lunch
  • The name of the alumnus/a you were scheduled to meet

Due to the high volumes of e-mails we receive, we regret that we cannot accept cancellations via e-mail.

TASTE lunch appointments fall within the Career Centre's attendance policy. If you miss 3 appointments (including TASTE appointments) within an academic year without cancelling, you'll be blocked from participating in Career Centre activities and from accessing the Career Centre's online job posting system for 6 months.

STEP 5: You and another student will be taken to lunch by a York alumna/us where you will have the opportunity to ask questions about their career, industry, sector and organization. The cost of your lunch will be covered, but you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from the lunch.

STEP 6: Following your lunch, you will be asked to complete an evaluation form.

If you have any questions about TASTE please contact:

Shanthini Jeyakumar
Employer Services & Events Coordinator
416.736.2100 x 22089