FAQ: Career Centre Services During Covid-19

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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!

What is Career Corner: Ask the Pros?

Career Corner gives you an opportunity to connect with Career Professionals virtually. Join us to chat with our in-house experts' focusing on interesting career topics every day in a group setting. LIVE Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday from 1PM - 2:30PM / Wednesdays from 11AM - 12PM. Join us in the Career Corner: Ask the Pros on a secure Zoom chat!

Meeting password: Shared in an email only to YorkU students and new grads. You can also access the password from the Career Centre's dashboard on Experience York .

Is the Career Lounge still operating?

Yes! Virtual Career Lounge relaunched on May 4 for the Summer 2020 term. Check out our Career Lounge page for upcoming hours and Meeting information!

Summer Hours: Mon - Tue - Thu: 9am - 12pm / Wed: 9am - 11am / Fri: 11am - 1pm

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?

Career Centre employer and alumni events have already concluded for the academic year. Our big events (Career Fairs, Volunteer Fair, etc) are still scheduled for fall-winter 2020-21 and you can check here for dates and exhibitors. We’re currently in the process of setting up some online employer/alumni connection activities and will keep everyone informed 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! You can visit our Virtual Career Corner: Ask the Pros Monday - Friday 1PM - 4PM and connect via Zoom with one of our career professionals or 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.