Alumni Guest Speaker Events

We are committed to providing you with new and exciting ways of connecting with alumni professionals in your field of interest.

Connect virtually with accomplished alumni to hear their career stories and learn about their roles, organizations, and industries. These sessions will be moderated by the Career Centre and will include a Q & A period where students and new graduates can ask questions.

Alumni Career Chats are designed to assist York students and new graduates in making connections, building their professional network, and gaining industry insights.

What to expect at an Alumni Career Chat?

During the session Alumni will share:

  • Their personal career paths;
  • How their university education is relevant to their particular position;
  • The realities of sectors they work in;
  • Tips and Strategies for entering the sector;
  • Opportunities within their fields;
  • Resources for connecting with professionals in that field.

Alumni Led Workshops are created and facilitated by alumni guest speakers who have expertise in job search strategies and techniques.

What to expect at Alumni Led Workshops?

These sessions will feature one alumni speaker and could focus on career-related topics such as;

  • Networking
  • Branding
  • Interview Preparation
  • Informational Interviewing
  • On the Job Success
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Job Search
  • Rocking Your Online Presence
Register for these panels on Experience York (the Career Centre's online job posting and event registration system) using Passport York.

Upcoming Alumni Guest Speaker Events

Jan
26
Tue
Alumni Guest Speaker Events: Roshni Wijayasinha (Founder / Chief Strategy Officer at Prosh Marketing) @ Virtual
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Alumni Career Chats
Alumni Career Chats are designed to assist York students and new graduates in making connections, building their professional network, and gaining industry insights.

Stephanie Florio
Founder / Chief Strategy Officer at Prosh Marketing
CMO at Foxquilt
BBA, Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2006
MBA, Business, Schulich School of Business, 2009

Alumni Guest Speaker Events: Roshni

Alumni Bio
Roshni Wijayasinha is a Marketing leader with 15 years of experience, having launched over 50 products and brands in over markets worldwide, and helped companies attain 9 investment rounds. She started her career working on top consumer brands on the agency side and has built her reputation by bringing creativity and strategic insights to leading global technology companies such as Microsoft, Sony & Kobo. Most recently, she has built out Marketing teams and brands at technology leaders like Juice Mobile, Thinking Capital, Benecaid and Foxquilt, and has founded Prosh Marketing, a Marketing Consulting agency that specializes in Strategy, Planning and Communications for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and Start-ups.

During the session Alumni will share:

  • Their personal career paths;
  • How their university education is relevant to their particular position;
  • The realities of sectors they work in;
  • Tips and Strategies for entering the sector;
  • Opportunities within their fields;
  • Resources for connecting with professionals in that field.

Registration is required. Click here to register on Experience York.

Feb
2
Tue
Alumni Guest Speaker Events: Hit The Ground Running: How To Succeed At Any Job @ Virtual
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Alumni Career Chats
Alumni Career Chats are designed to assist York students and new graduates in making connections, building their professional network, and gaining industry insights.

Hit The Ground Running: How To Succeed At Any Job
Presented by Austin D'souza
Director - Cloud & Managed Services at BDO Canada
BA, Information Technology, York University, 2002

Alumni Guest Speaker Events :Austin

Description
Whether you are about to start a new job or you are challenged early on in your career to hit the ground running, there are key strategies you can leverage to ensure a high probability of success. Join presenter Austin D'Souza, a York University Alumni who leads BDOs National Cloud & Managed Services practice, who will share his learnings and experiences that will allow you to help accelerate your personal career growth.

Registration is required. Click here to register on Experience York.