Career Centre

Career and job search resources

Enhance your abilities, knowledge, and confidence in career development, job search and experiential education in the pursuit of career success. Visit the Career Plan for a recommended sequence of activities to help you move forward with your career exploration and job search. Or scroll down to go straight to career and job search questions!


Career Plan
  • Thinking about grad school or further education? : The Career Centre can support you in choosing the best program for you and putting together a great application package.
  • Want to succeed on the job? : Understand workplace expectations and learn ways of building experience while contributing to your organization.
  • Need specialized support? : Are you a new grad, an Indigenous student, a student with a disability, an International student, or a graduate student? The Career Centre has some special resources just for you.

Virtual Career Lounge @ Zoom

Our Career Peer Educators will be available at the virtual career lounge to help with any career related questions! No appointment required.


Fall 2020 schedule

Mon ● Wed - 2:30PM to 4:30PM

Tue - 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Thu - 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Fri - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Services & Events

The Career Centre is a team of professionals who work with students, alumni, staff, faculty, and employers to support students and new graduates (up to two years after graduation) in the development of career self management skills.


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Group Support

Career Lounge lets you work independently or in groups with support from Career Peer Educators.


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Group Activities

Group sessions and workshops provides more in-depth experiential support.


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1:1 Appointments

1:1 appointments are available with a Career Counsellor or Career Educator to supplement online, group and peer support.


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Networking Opportunities

Connect with Employers and Alumni through Career Fairs, Employer Recruitment Sessions, Career Conversation Panels,Strategies for Getting Hired Panels, TASTE and more.


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Job Postings

Search and apply to full-time, part-time, internship, summer, on-campus and volunteer opportunities through Experience York or external job posting sites.


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Gain Experience

Find ways to identify and articulate the skills you have developed through experiential education or on-campus experiences.

 

Upcoming Events

Oct
28
Wed
How to Effectively Use LinkedIn (Webinar) @ Online (URL will be provided in the email confirmation)
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
How to Effectively Use LinkedIn (Webinar) @ Online (URL will be provided in the email confirmation)

** PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE WEBINAR **

Wondering how using LinkedIn effectively can enhance your job search? Curious about how to leverage LinkedIn's features to build your professional network? Attend this webinar and find out!

Registration is required. Click here to register for this event on Experience York.

Career Corner: Ask the Pros @ Online Zoom
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Career Corner: Ask the Pros @ Online Zoom

Are you looking for career guidance or need help with researching educational programs or grad school applications? Here is an opportunity to talk to one of our Career Professionals who will be live on Zoom Wednesdays to answer your questions on exploring careers. No registration required.

Meeting password: Access the meeting id and password from the Career Centre's welcome page or your student/newgrad dashboard on Experience York 


Join us in the Career Corner: Ask the Pros on Zoom:

Career Corner gives you an opportunity to connect with Career Professionals virtually. Chat with our in-house experts in a group setting to answer your general career questions or find the right services and resources to help you with your career journey.
Zoom Meeting Etiquette

When using Zoom, to ensure everyone’s privacy, security, and a great experience, we are asking all meeting participants to adhere to the following:

  1. No participant should record, photograph, or screenshot the zoom meetings.
  2. Find a quiet space, free from distractions and present yourself in a professional manner. Be patient and listen to instructions from the host. If you didn't get a chance to interact, please join the next available session.
  3. You may turn off your camera for privacy reasons.
  4. This service is exclusive to York University's current students and new graduates and the link should not be shared for any other purposes.
  5. Upon entering the meeting, be sure to mute your microphone. Our goal is to interact with each of you, so we will welcome and instruct you when it is time to unmute your microphone in order to avoid any interruptions or unexpected external noises.

 

Alumni Guest Speaker Events: Shaunak Ramaiya (Learning Consultant at Ontario Public Service) @ Virtual
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Alumni Career Chats
Alumni Career Chats are designed to assist York students and new graduates in making connections, building their professional network, and gaining industry insights.

Shaunak Ramaiya
Learning Consultant at Ontario Public Service
Bachelor of Commerce, LAPS, 2017, York University

Shaunak Ramaiya

Alumni Bio

Like most of you reading this, I was a student for 15+ years of my life. I also played sports for the majority of my life. Think about all the different teachers and coaches I was exposed to - the good ones and the bad ones! This is what sparked my career interest - to develop talent. I work in Learning and Development (HR Department) and my goal is to accelerate the skills and careers of high potential employees.

During the session Alumni will share:

  • Their personal career paths;
  • How their university education is relevant to their particular position;
  • The realities of sectors they work in;
  • Tips and Strategies for entering the sector;
  • Opportunities within their fields;
  • Resources for connecting with professionals in that field.

Registration is required. Click here to register on Experience York.

Virtual Career Lounge @ Online Zoom
Oct 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Career Lounge @ Online Zoom

Meeting password is required to join this zoom meeting! Access the meeting password from the Career Centre's welcome page or your student/new grad dashboard on Experience York 

No registration or time limit!

Our Career Peer Educator will be online on zoom to help with:

  • Resumé & Cover Letters
  • Job Searching & Networking
  • Interview Skills & Preparation
  • LinkedIn: Building a Profile & Job Searching
  • Exploring What You Can do With Your Degree
  • Resources at the Career Centre and on Campus
  • Navigating the Career Centre Website
  • Any other career questions you have!
Oct
29
Thu
Presenting Yourself Online (Webinar) @ Virtual Event
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Are you interested in optimizing your online presence? Join us on Oct 29th to explore ways to manage your social media platforms and create a professional online presence for job search and networking. In this webinar, we will discuss the strategies for using social media platforms to help you create a professional image that will help impress potential employers.

Registration is required. Click here to register for this event on Experience York.

Resumé Building Activities - Red & White Day (Virtual) @ Online
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Career Lounge @ Online Zoom
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Career Lounge @ Online Zoom

Meeting password is required to join this zoom meeting! Access the meeting password from the Career Centre's welcome page or your student/new grad dashboard on Experience York 

No registration or time limit!

Our Career Peer Educator will be online on zoom to help with:

  • Resumé & Cover Letters
  • Job Searching & Networking
  • Interview Skills & Preparation
  • LinkedIn: Building a Profile & Job Searching
  • Exploring What You Can do With Your Degree
  • Resources at the Career Centre and on Campus
  • Navigating the Career Centre Website
  • Any other career questions you have!

 

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