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Resources for New Grads

Career Supports for New Graduates

If you've never visited the Career Centre, it's not too late!

The York University Career Centre supports York alumni up to two years after graduation. If you're wondering about career options, need support in your job search, thinking about further education, looking to polish your professional etiquette skills, or want to meet employers, be sure to take advantage of the many workshops, services, events and resources offered by York's Career Centre.

Graduated over two years ago and looking for career support?

If you're no longer eligible for Career Centre services and you need career support, there are a number of resources in the community we can recommend:

Career Cycles: Operated by a former York University Career Centre Career Counsellor, Career Cycles offers career counseling and job search programs and services, including resumé and interview support. There is a fee for service.

CareerJoy: CareerJoy provides career coaching and a variety of programs to help you build your resumé, find the right career (or get help deciding whether to switch careers), and search for a job. Alumni who mention they're York graduates can get discounts of up to 15% on all CareerJoy career coaching services.

Cornerstone Psychological Services:

    • Conducts Psychoeducational/Psychological Assessments with a focus on learning disabilities
    • Fee for service (works with some medical benefit plans)

Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP):

    • MBTI and SDS (Self-Directed Search) for clients with disabilities
    • Free to WESP clients who work/study 20 hours/week or less and are seeking employment

Jewish Vocational Services (JVS): JVS provides vocational evaluations, career counselling, job search workshops and employer information sessions. Some clients may qualify for more intensive one-on-one employment services. Fees are on a sliding scale and clients do not have to be Jewish. JVS also administers the Ability Works program, specifically designed for job seekers with disabilities.

Resumé Target: This career resource has articles with career and job-search advice, as well as a job posting system and links to resumé templates (though remember that every resumé you write should be tailored to the position you're applying for, so never cut & paste from a template. Use the templates as a reference only!)

YMCA: The Y offers a variety of job search programs and services, including resumé reviews, interview preparation, workshops and employer events. Most services are free but some are fee-for-service, such as aptitude, vocational and personality assessment.

Read our Alumni Career Stories.


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