Career Conversations Panels

Career Conversations panels let students explore a variety of careers within a specific field, connect with York alumni and individuals working in their field of interest, and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals who do the hiring. Throughout the year, panels are held with two areas of focus:

What to expect at the panels?

Alumni and other professionals share:

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

Upcoming Career Conversations 2019-20

Jan
28
Tue
Career Conversations Panel with Sociology Alumni @ Senate Chambers N940 Ross Building
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Conversations Panel with Sociology Alumni @ Senate Chambers N940 Ross Building

Wondering what to do with your Sociology Degree? Want to meet York alumni and other professionals working in various field and in roles they love?

Connect with professionals 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. You may register for this event on the Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York and register for appointments and events on the system).

Participating panelists:

Alexander Florio: Co-Founder, Swob Inc.

Letty Wong: Cash Management Office, National Accounts at TD Bank

Susan Brown: Senior Policy Advisor , Economic Development and Culture at City of Toronto

Nancy Marques: Events Manager, Corporate Engagement at ACCES Employment

Feb
4
Tue
Career Conversations Panel with Economics Alumni @ Senate Chambers - Ross North 920
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Career Conversations Panel with Economics Alumni

Come connect with Economics alumni on Tues February 4th 2020 at 2pm and explore your various career options after graduation. This event is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals in the field.

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in a variety of settings and get the inside scoop on what it's really like to work in these fields. During this panel professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into their 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 their 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. You may register for this event on the Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York and register for appointments and events on the system).

Feb
6
Thu
Career Conversations Panel with Discovering Green Careers @ HNES 140
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Conversations Panel with Discovering Green Careers @ HNES 140

Connect with alumni from the Faculty of Environmental Studies who currently have Green Careers. Explore career options, learn about different roles and get strategies on how to get started in a Green Career. 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.

Agenda

2pm-3pm : Moderated Q&A
3pm-330pm : Student Q&A
330pm-4pm : Mix and Mingle with Panelists

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York and register for appointments and events on the system).

Feb
11
Tue
Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Career in Business @ South Ross 802
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Career in Business @ South Ross 802

Career Conversations in Community Engagement

Come connect with LAPS alumni and explore Careers in Business. This event is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals in the field.

During the event Alumni share:

Their personal career paths;
How their university education is relevant to their particular position;
The realities of sectors they work in;
Strategies for entering the sector;
Opportunities within their fields;
Resources for connecting with professionals in that 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. You may register for this event on the Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York and register for appointments and events on the system).

Feb
13
Thu
Career Conversations Panel with Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion Alumni @ Senate Chambers N940 Ross Building
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Career Conversations Panel with Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion Alumni @ Senate Chambers N940 Ross Building

Career Conversations in Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion

Come connect with LAPS alumni on Tues February 13th 2020 at 5pm and explore Careers in Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion. This event is a great oppotunity to expand your professional network and get inside tips on securing employment in a specific industry from professionals in the field.

During the event Alumni share:

Their personal career paths;
How their university education is relevant to their particular position;
The realities of sectors they work in;
Strategies for entering the sector;
Opportunities within their fields;
Resources for connecting with professionals in that 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. You may register for this event on the Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York and register for appointments and events on the system).

Register for these panels on Experience York (the Career Centre's online job posting and event registration system) using Passport York.