Career Conversations with Faculty of Health Alumni

October 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stong College, Stong Master's Dining Room, Room 101


Wondering what to do with your Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Health? Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals working in the field?

Connect with Faculty of Health graduates currently enjoying their careers and get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work in this field. During this panel, professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field.

The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre's team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. Click here to register for this event.

Participating Panelists

Richa Chodha, Healthy Workplace Specialist, City of Brampton

Richa Chodha
Healthy Workplace Specialist - City of Brampton
AlumniIcon Alumna: BSc Kinesiology and Health Science, 2012

I completed an HBSc in Kinesiology at York U and went on to complete a Post-Grad program in Workplace Wellness & Health Promotion at Centennial College, as well as a Masters in Public Health from the University of Waterloo. My area of expertise is health promotion in an organizational/corporate setting. It's quite a unique field but surely growing as we continue to emphasize the importance of employee well-being and link it to our performance at work and at home.

Lucy Di Santo, Addiction Counsellor, Bellwood Health Services/EHN

Lucy Di Santo
Addiction Counsellor - Bellwood Health Services/EHN
AlumniIcon Alumna: BA, Honours, Psychology, 2014

As a person who started my university career in Journalism, I took my intro to psych course at night - and it became my passion. I also was taking music - learning to play bass guitar - and that became an even bigger passion at the time! I took a hiatus from school - and formed an alt-rock band. After a fairy tale story of a record label president hearing our demo - the band I was signed to a US major label deal and boom -I was on tour, recording making videos. School was on hold... During a down time of touring, I was struck by some unexpected issues with mental health. Dedicating myself to my treatment and recovery, going back to school to complete a degree in my first love, psychology, was a definite recovery goal. Today I work in one of the premier treatment centres for addiction and mental Health, Bellwood Health Services/ EHN, where I thrive as a therapist and a person. I get to live my dream through sharing knowledge, experience and hope to those who are on their individual recovery journey. It is truly an honour and part of who I am today.

Harjot Dhaliwal, Health Analyst, Public Health Ontario

Harjot Dhaliwal
Health Analyst - Communicable Diseases and Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Ontario
AlumniIcon Alumnus: Masters of HR Management & BBA Honours, 2012

Each day I have the privilege of doing work in which I am able to make a difference in the lives of Ontarians. The journey, though convoluted and filled with curveballs, was rather interesting and worthwhile. I can attest that no matter what life throws at you, you will succeed if you just keep moving forward.