Career Education and Development

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Do you have questions about jobs and your future career?

Career Education & Development is here to help! We are 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. We recognize diversity as a source of strength, and strive to create an environment that values inclusion and embraces the unique backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to make students and community members feel respected and heard.

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Services and Events

Are you looking for a job or wondering about exploring career options? We have several networking events and webinars to help you explore careers and job search. Find additional resources on our website, speak with a peer at the career lounge or book an appointment with a career professional to further help you plan your career.

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Speak with Career Peers

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

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Career Development Webinars

Group sessions and workshops provides more in-depth experiential support on various topics on career exploration and job search.

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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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Job Postings

Search and apply to full-time, part-time, internship, summer, Volunteer jobs.

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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

On the Job Success Webinar (Job Search)
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

For more information about this event and to register, log in to Experience York.

Learn how to create great first impressions and what to expect the first few days on the job, how to increase your chances of workplace success, how to communicate assertively and handle difficult situations effectively.

Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Aritzia is a design house with an innovative global platform. We are creators and purveyors of Everyday Luxury, home to an extensive portfolio of exclusive brands for every function and individual aesthetic. We aspire to cultivate spaces and experiences that celebrate diversity, promote equity and champion inclusion. From entry-level positions to executive-level positions, Aritzia will always be a place where all people, no matter their colour, creed, race, age, or sexual orientation, can enjoy successful careers.

Calling all York University students! If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student interested in learning about opportunities within Supply Chain and Distribution at Aritzia, please join us for a virtual career information session on March 23rd at 12:00 PM. You will learn about the opening of our brand-new Distribution Centre located in Vaughan and have the opportunity to connect with leaders within our Distribution division. We will also touch upon other exciting opportunities within our Distribution Centre regarding food and beverage and concierge.

Virtual Career Lounge
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Our Career Peer Educators will be available at the Virtual Career Lounge to help with any career-related questions!

No appointment required. Access the secure meeting link from your student/new grad welcome dashboard on Experience York .

Our Career Peer Educators will be on hand to help with:

  • Resumé & Cover Letters
  • Job Searching & Networking
  • Interview Skills & Preparation
  • Navigating the Career Centre Website
  • LinkedIn: Building a Profile & Job Searching
  • Exploring What You Can do With Your Degree
  • Resources at Career Education & Development and on Campus
  • Any other career questions you have!
Oak Valley Health Job Fair - New Graduates and Clinical Externs
Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Calling all New Graduates and Nursing Students!!

Oak Valley Health (Formerly Markham Stouffville Hospital) will be hosting an open house for Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG) and Clinical Externs- Markham Site on March 23 between 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

New Graduates
What you bring to the role:

  •  Recently obtained registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (within the last 12 months)
  • Experience in selected department preferred
  • Current BCLS certification
  • RNAO membership is preferred
  • Excellent physical assessment skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to a patient/family centred care environment
  • Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interprofessional team as well as independently
  • Well developed organization, communication, interpersonal and teaching skills
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with organization related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required

Participating Departments:

  • Emergency
  • Rehab Stroke & AAU
  • Med Oncology, Med Cardio
  • Inpatient Surgery
  • Resource Team
  • Childbirth and Children's Services (Pediatrics, NICU, PostPartum, Labour & Delivery)
  • Diabetes Clinic
Career Conversations: From Global to Local Health
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Have you wondered where your Global Health degree can take you? Meet employers and York alumni who utilized their Global Health degree to launch into various career pathways. Learn how they were able to market their transferable skills and knowledge gained during university and what career insights they've learned throughout their journeys thus far.

For more information about this event and to register, login to Experience York.

Meet the Panelists!  

Shareef Hadid, Chief Technology Officer, Sinbad

Shareef Hadid graduated from the Global Health program at York University in 2018 after completing his practicum with an NGO providing health aid to refugees in Jordan. He started his career with the federal public service soon after, working for Indigenous Service Canada for a little over 2 years. Finally, he pivoted to a career in software development and is currently the CTO of a small tech start up.

Chelsie Johnson, Health Emergency Management Specialist, The Regional Municipality of York

Chelsie Johnson received her honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. She earned her Master of Public Health from the University of British Columbia (focusing on community engagement, epidemiology, and communicable diseases), and her Master of Disaster and Emergency Management from York University (focusing on public health disasters and building resilient communities). She also has a certificate in Infection Prevention and Control, a certificate in Strategic Foresight, and her Associate Business Continuity Professional designation. Chelsie sits on the inaugural Youth Council for Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, and serves as an executive on the Board of Directors for TAIBU Community Health Centre (a centre serving culturally affirming care to Black communities). She works as a Health Emergency Management Specialist for a local public health unit.

Nasra Smith, Senior Lead, Policy and System Initiatives, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Nasra Smith is the senior lead, Policy and System Initiatives at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. Previously she worked at the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children as a senior program manager. She has also worked at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a program planner, defining services for un- and underinsured people living with HIV. Nasra obtained her a master of public health degree from New York University.


Mame Antwi, Health Researcher

Mame Antwi holds a BSc in Global Health from York University. Mame works as a health researcher to promote awareness, educate, and address the health concerns of racialized women in our communities. Mame works on various projects focusing on the mental health and sexual health of minorities across the gta. She effectively strives to make a difference in her community each day.



Job Search and Networking Strategies (Job Search)
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Want to be more effective in getting the job you want? Find out how to uncover and create career opportunities by learning how employers fill job openings. Learn how to uncover hidden opportunities and build relationships that maximize your job search efforts.

Career Conversations: Pathways to Psychology
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you wondered where your Psychology degree can take you? Meet employers and York alumni who utilized their Psychology degree to launch into various career pathways. Learn how they were able to market their transferable skills and knowledge gained during their Psych degree and what career insights they've learned throughout their journeys thus far.

For more information about this event and to register, login to Experience York.

Meet the Panelists!  

Shobika Shanthakumar, DEI Specialist, WildBrain

Shobika Shanthakumar is a passionate leader in advocating for belonging. Shobika holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from York University and a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a specialization in Human Resource Management.  Through her role as a DEI Specialist at WildBrain and her entrepreneurial endeavors of organizational development, Shobika continues to strive towards belonging in the workplace. With over 5 years of experience in trainings, strategic planning, and change management, Shobika focuses her efforts on improving employee engagement and motivation to better serve our communities.

Michael Tracey, Director, Behavioural Science, Scotiabank

Michael Tracey is the Director of Behavioural Science at Scotiabank. In this role, he leads the enterprise behavioural science program to support global compliance by ensuring business strategies, risk appetite, risk culture and appropriate employee behaviours are executed in accordance with Scotiabank’s values, policies and ‘doing it right’ culture. Throughout his career, he has provided strategic thought leadership on behavioural science, implemented behavioural science tools and built out organizational capacity to conduct behavioural science research. Prior to joining Scotiabank, he led the Investor Research and Behavioural Insights team at the Ontario Securities Commission. He has an MSc in behavioural science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ronnie O-Connor, Sport Program Lead, MLSE

Ronnie O’Connor (he/him) is a recent international psychology graduate at York University from the London Borough of Hackney in the UK. During his time at York, Ronnie served as the President of Calumet College and sat on the Undergraduate Psychology Studies Committee. In 2022, he received the Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award for his work within the York community. Upon leaving York, Ronnie remains a connected alumnus volunteering as part of the Young Alumni Ambassador Program, but has focused his sights on the sports industry. Through his work with the Toronto Blue Jays and MLSE, he is committed to social justice and anti-racism in sport and believes in breaking down barriers to achieve diversity on and off the field. In addition to his role as an intern at the Jays Care Foundation, he is a coach as part of the Home Ice Hockey program with the Toronto Maple Leafs and MLSE Foundation. When not on the ice, Ronnie is a mentee in the BIPOC Hockey Coach Mentorship Program (BHCMP) powered by the Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA) and NHL, and also the current Co-Chair of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at the MLSE LaunchPad and hopes to apply his diverse experiences to ‘Change the Game’ and help today’s youth reach their potential through sport.