FAQ: Career Centre Services During Covid-19

If you have questions pertaining to your academics or other services and supports on campus, please visit York University’s information page at https://coronavirus.info.yorku.ca/

 

Is the Career Centre still supporting students?

Yes! But for the safety of our community, the Career Centre has moved our support online until further notice. We can still help you with career exploration, further education applications, and job searches! Read on to find out how!

Is the Career Lounge still operating?

Yes! Virtual Career Lounge runs Monday to Friday. Check out our Career Lounge page for upcoming hours and Meeting information!

What is Career Corner: Ask the Pros?

This service is temporarily discontinued. Please check back again in Summer 2021.

Can I still attend a workshop?

All workshops have been converted to webinars so you can participate remotely. You can register for a webinar the same way you register for an in-person workshop. All you need in order to attend a webinar is a computer with an internet connection and speakers. To see the schedule and register for a webinar, check out our monthly calendar!

Are employer recruitment and networking events cancelled?

Virtual Employer customized events and recruitment sessions for Winter 2021 are posted on an ongoing basis on Experience York! Don't miss out on those events. Click here to log in to Experience York to learn more/ register. We will keep everyone informed of upcoming fairs and events on our website and via our monthly e-newsletter.

Are employers still hiring?

Employers continue to post jobs on our online job posting system, though the hiring processes may have changed during the current coronavirus situation so it’s important to read any postings carefully. Every employer is handling things slightly differently so make sure you follow each employer’s specific instructions when applying for opportunities.

Are individual appointments cancelled?

Our Career Counsellors and Career Educators are still conducting appointments, but remotely only. You can register online here.

Can I talk to a Career Centre team member without an appointment?

Yes! Drop by the Virtual Career Lounge to connect with our career peers!

Who can answer my question(s) at the Career Centre?

If you have a question and can’t attend a Zoom session, you can email the Career Centre and we will respond to your question within two business days.

Are Zoom sessions secure?

The Career Centre is using the platform, Zoom, which is specifically designed for protected video conferencing that complies with high standards of encryption. However, there are still potential risks, as with many other types of technology, including interruptions, unauthorized access, and technical difficulties. Please review the Zoom Privacy and Security Guidance provided by Information Security Services at York.